Legal News Articles - Employment
November 20, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
San Francisco, CA: A shopping service that found favor with busy urban professionals but vilified by some of its service personnel is set to finalize a settlement worth $4.6 million in January 2018, reports the San Francisco Business Times (05/24/17). The class action California overtime lawsuit was brought by employees and independent contractors of Maplebear Inc., doing business as Instacart, and will settle plaintiff’s angst over various allegations, including a service fee that many users of the shopping service assumed was a built-in tip for drivers, but wasn’t.Read [ California Startup Has Faced Three Class Action Lawsuits in its Young History ]
November 16, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
San Diego, CA: A class action lawsuit filed in the Superior Court of California alleges Pacific Western Bank failed to correctly calculate overtime wages of the non-exempt hourly workers and failed to provide staff with mandatory meal and rest breaks.Read [ Pacific Western Bank Shorted Workers OT Pay Lawsuit Alleges ]
November 13, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Los Angeles, CA: Labor industry watchers in the State of California opine that even as California observes what are described as very protective labor laws, and in some cases more protective of workers than corresponding federal labor laws, there are nonetheless employers who will risk litigation in exchange for saving money by shortchanging their workers, regardless of the resources of the employer. To that end, a California labor lawsuit has been filed against the operators of a high-end resort in Rancho Palos Verdes.Read [ Employees of Luxury California Resort Launch California Labor Lawsuit ]
November 6, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Los Angeles, CA Plaintiffs, including approximately 1,500 workers at Phoenix Warehouse of California between 2009 and 2016, allege that they were expected to work eight to 12 hours a day, without meal or rest breaks and without overtime pay. The lawsuit describes a rancid environment in which workers, mostly Latinos who could only speak Spanish, were threatened with deportation if they complained. One worker has also reported that she had to accede to the sexual advances of her manager in order to get paid for the day.Read [ Phoenix Warehouse of California Hit with Overtime Pay Class Action Lawsuit ]
October 29, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Los Angeles, CA: A California unpaid overtime lawsuit seeking class certification got “some good news for everybody, and some bad news for everybody,” when Superior Court Judge Ann I. Jones denied a petition to certify eight subclasses or workers at a well-known theme park, but left the door open to other subclasses with regard to various pay claims.Read [ California Unpaid Overtime Class Action Down, but Not Out ]
October 24, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
San Francisco, CA: This is for the guy or the ‘girl’ on the fryer who feels burned when the hours on the paycheck are short under California labor law. Guadalupe Salazar et al., Plaintiffs, v. McDonalds Corp., et al., Defendants, a class action lawsuit brought on behalf of Bay area McDonalds employees, raises again the question of whether a big corporate franchisor can be held liable for wage theft.Read [ Are Franchisors like McDonalds Accountable for Wage Theft? ]
October 11, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
San Diego, CA Fear of retaliation can be a major hurdle for workers considering filing a wage and hour lawsuit against their employer. However, a new piece of legislation passed by the state of California, will make it much harder for companies to suddenly terminate employees under those circumstances.Read [ California Workers Get Protection from Employer Retaliation ]
October 5, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Fresno, CA: On September 6, 2017, McKenzie Erwin, a registered nurse, filed a lawsuit on behalf of herself and a class of similarly situated non-exempt employees against CareMeridian, LLC (CareMeridian)and Mentor Management, Inc. (Mentor), a related company. The defendants in the unpaid overtime lawsuit operate skilled nursing facilities in California. The complaint alleges that CareMeridian and Mentor engaged in a pattern of conduct that was unfair, unlawful and which amounted to a deceptive business practice, all in violation of the California Labor Code.Read [ Nurses Seek Class Action in Overtime Pay Lawsuit against CareMeridian ]
October 1, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Los Angeles, CA: A California labor lawsuit against a subsidiary of hotelier Marriott has been put forward as a class action by a former sales executive who claims she was not properly compensated for hourly work. Stacy McComack also asserts that consent forms associated with background checks included a liability waiver that is alleged to be in violation of regulatory authority.Read [ California Class Action Labor Lawsuit Filed Against Marriott Subsidiary ]
September 29, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Los Angeles, CA: Attorney and trial lawyer Mike Arias is taking a tough approach with supermarket giant Safeway Inc. on behalf of 1st and 2nd class managers that have been battling the omnipresent grocery store over alleged California labor and employment wage and hour violations for 15 years.Read [ Safeway Inc. Faces Series of California Labor Code Trials ]