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Google Accused of Violating California Equal Pay Act

Google Accused of Violating California Equal Pay Act September 22, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
San Francisco, CA: Related to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) investigation into Google for sex bias in pay practices in 2015, three women filed a California labor lawsuit against the search giant last week. The proposed class action claims its practices violate the California Equal Pay Act and other labor codes by starting women at lower salaries than men, promoting them less often and keeping them in lower-paying job tracks.
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$2.5 Million California Overtime Settlement Granted Preliminary Approval

$2.5 Million California Overtime Settlement Granted Preliminary Approval September 16, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Los Angeles, CA: An overtime pay class action launched against an insurance claims administrator achieved preliminary approval earlier this month, when a non-revisionary cash settlement worth $2.5 million was given the nod by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Carolyn B. Kuhl. The unpaid overtime lawsuit alleged that various policies observed by the defendant forced claims adjusters into situations where they had to work off the clock, foregoing overtime pay, meal and rest breaks.
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Former Oracle Sales Rep Pursues Class Arbitration

Former Oracle Sales Rep Pursues Class Arbitration September 12, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
San Francisco, CA: A complex California labor law case is percolating in the Golden state between a former commissioned sales representative of Oracle America Inc. (Oracle) and a defendant the plaintiff claims is stonewalling.
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Plaintiff in Overtime Pay Dispute with Nike Sticks to Her Guns

Plaintiff in Overtime Pay Dispute with Nike Sticks to Her Guns September 11, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Los Angeles, CA: The lead plaintive in a representative Private Attorney General Act (PAGA) claim against Nike is having none of the defendant’s argument that individualized misclassification inquiries would be unmanageable. Plaintiff Payal Patel maintains in her overtime pay complaint that the burden of proof associated with breaking out the specific details of other assistant managers resides with Nike, and if the retailer failed to keep diligent records, that’s not her problem.
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On-Call Driver Sues Starbucks for Wage Theft

On-Call Driver Sues Starbucks for Wage Theft September 6, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Santa Cruz, CA: Walter Savinovich, an Evolution Fresh driver, filed suit in Santa Cruz County Superior Court on August 7, alleging that Evolution Fresh and its parent company, Starbucks Corp. violated the wage and hour provisions of California labor law by failing to pay for time spent on call. The complaint alleges that Evolution Fresh drivers were not paid for time when they were required to remain on duty and use company-issued cell phones to communicate with managers before and after their scheduled shifts. In addition, the California labor lawsuit claims that Starbucks routinely deducted wages for meal breaks that drivers were not permitted to take and failed to pay overtime. The lawsuit seeks class-action status on behalf of as many as 80 current and former employees from the past four years.
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Los trabajadores de la comida rápida en California merecen horas extra

Los trabajadores de la comida rápida en California merecen horas extra September 1, 2017. By Fernando Marcano (Translation).
San Francisco, CA: "Cada centavo, cada penique", gritó una multitud de trabajadores de comida rápida de McDonald's en 2014, "¡Merecemos nuestro tiempo extra!" Es el estribillo ahora, pero la gente se ha expandido para incluir al gigante de la comida Chipotle Mexican Grill, Ministry of Taste LLC, Y Red Dog Restaurant - todos acusados ??de violar el pago de horas extras de California.
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Acuerdos y demandas de tiempo extra, desde los terapeutas de salud de Pennsylvania a los cuidadores de California

Acuerdos y demandas de tiempo extra, desde los terapeutas de salud de Pennsylvania a los cuidadores de California August 31, 2017. By Fernando Marcano (Translation).
San Francisco, CA: A pesar de las leyes federales y estatales establecidas para asegurar que los trabajadores de cuidado de la salud –que abarcan desde los profesionales de la salud conductual en Pennsylvania hasta los cuidadores en casa en California- reciban compensación de horas extras a las que tienen derecho, los empleadores todavía clasifican erróneamente a los empleados para evitar el pago de horas extras. Y a pesar de un acuerdo reciente a favor de los empleados, casi parece que los empleadores como Progressions Behavioral Health Services Inc. no han leído el memorándum.
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Bag Search Plaintiffs Get Another Bite at Apple

Bag Search Plaintiffs Get Another Bite at Apple August 30, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Los Angeles, CA: On August 17, 2017, the Ninth Circuit breathed new life into Frlekin v. Apple, a class action suit brought by Apple employees :Frlekin v. Apple who contend that, under the provisions of California labor law they should be paid for the time they have to spend waiting to have their bags searched at the end of a shift. The question now goes to the California Supreme Court.
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Lawsuit Alleges Resort Chain Can’t Ask Potential Employees to Wave Liability on Background Checks

Lawsuit Alleges Resort Chain Can’t Ask Potential Employees to Wave Liability on Background Checks August 26, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
San Diego, CA A January 20, 2017 ruling by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has produced a burst of California labor law litigation against companies that take background check forms used to screen potential workers a step too far and allegedly violate the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
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Farmworkers Another Step Toward California Overtime

Farmworkers Another Step Toward California Overtime August 25, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Menlo Park, CA: Farmworkers employed by Apio Inc. fought for their rights and won last week, when a California overtime class-action lawsuit settled for almost $6 million.
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