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Uber enfrenta demanda colectiva en California

Uber enfrenta demanda colectiva en California January 19, 2018. By Fernando Marcano (Translation).
Los Ángeles, CA:Una demanda laboral de California presentada por un conductor de Uber alega que el modelo de fijación de precios de Uber impide que los conductores obtengan salarios adecuados como lo exige la legislación laboral de California. Por su parte, el coacusado Uber Technologies Inc. no está de acuerdo con las alegaciones del demandante Sophano Van y está tratando de que se desestime la demanda.
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Jungle Trux Drivers the Latest to Challenge Unpaid Meal and Rest Breaks

Jungle Trux Drivers the Latest to Challenge Unpaid Meal and Rest Breaks January 16, 2018. By Lucy Campbell.
Seattle, WA: Amazon and Jungle Trux, based in King County, WA, have started the new year facing an unpaid overtime and employment class action lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed by two package delivery drivers who allege Jungle Trux and Amazon failed to pay them overtime, undercounted their hours, and failed to provide them with required breaks.
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Landscaper Employee Files Proposed California Unpaid Wages Class Action

Landscaper Employee Files Proposed California Unpaid Wages Class Action January 16, 2018. By Gordon Gibb.
Palm Valley, CA: A California unpaid wages lawsuit has been launched against a landscaper responsible for maintaining the grounds at Palm Valley Country Club in Palm Desert. The allegations include wage infractions, off-the-clock work and improper wage statements.
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Road Outrage: California Truckers Denied Fair Wages and Benefits

Road Outrage: California Truckers Denied Fair Wages and Benefits January 10, 2018. By Jane Mundy.
Los Angeles, CA: For more than a decade, the Port Trucking industry has exploited its workers. In a year-long investigation, USA Today revealed that truckers are forced to work up to 20 hours per day and uneducated immigrants are easy targets. Although these drivers have been classified as independent contractors, the city of Los Angeles has filed three California labor lawsuits against port trucking companies for violating state laws.
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Demanda colectiva contra Tesla por discriminación racial

Demanda colectiva contra Tesla por discriminación racial January 8, 2018. By Fernando Marcano (Translation).
Oakland,CA:La presentada, denuncia el 13 de noviembre de 2017 en el Tribunal Superior para el Estado de California, el Condado de Alameda, describe a Tesla Motors, Inc. como un "hervidero" de racismo y alega múltiples violaciones de la legislación laboral de California. Esta es la tercera demanda por discriminación racial que se presentará contra Tesla este año y la primera en buscar el estado de acción de clase (una especie de demanda colectiva). Se lleva a cabo dentro de un coro de quejas sobre discriminación de género, edad y orientación sexual.
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Pregnant Worker Wins California Wrongful Termination Lawsuit

Pregnant Worker Wins California Wrongful Termination Lawsuit January 6, 2018. By Anne Wallace.
Oakland, CA When Eva O’Brien told her boss she was pregnant, he went nuts. He yelled, threw papers, made rude comments about her big belly and breast feeding. Then got in really close to ask if she wanted to quit. She didn’t and things got worse. Lower-paid hourly employees are among the most vulnerable and the least likely to file lawsuits, even in response to outrageous conduct. California wrongful termination law can protect workers like Eva under the “wrongful termination in violation of public policy” provision. But these lawsuits take endurance.
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Lots of Changes and Updates to California Labor Law with the New Year

Lots of Changes and Updates to California Labor Law with the New Year January 2, 2018. By Gordon Gibb.
Sacramento, CA: While various changes to California labor law came into effect with the start of the New Year on January 1, one aspect of the California labor code that wasn’t updated is nonetheless top-of-mind for many with the implementation of legal marijuana sales effective New Years’ Day.
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Conductor de Turno demanda a Starbucks por Robo de Salario

Conductor de Turno demanda a Starbucks por Robo de Salario December 21, 2017. By Fernando Marcano (Translation).
Santa Cruz, CA: El señor Walter Savinovich, un conductor de Evolution Fresh, presentó una demanda al Tribunal Superior del condado de Santa Cruz el 7 de agosto de 2017. Savinovich alegó que Evolution Fresh y su empresa matriz, la Corporación Starbucks, violó las disposiciones de salario y horas de la legislación laboral de California al no pagar su tiempo gastado en llamadas. La demanda alega que a los conductores de Evolution Fresh no se les compensa por el tiempo cuando se les exige permanecer en servicio y usar teléfonos celulares emitidos por la compañía para comunicarse con los gerentes antes y después de sus turnos programados. Además, la demanda afirma que Starbucks deduce rutinariamente los salarios de las pausas para comer que los conductores no pueden tomar y no pagaba horas extraordinarias. La demanda busca el estado de demanda colectiva en nombre los casi 80 empleados actuales y anteriores de los últimos cuatro años.
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401K Lawsuit Finds Edison Human Resources Rep Liable for Breach of Fiduciary Duty

401K Lawsuit Finds Edison Human Resources Rep Liable for Breach of Fiduciary Duty December 15, 2017. By Lucy Campbell.
Washington, DC: A supreme court ruling in an ERISA lawsuit concerning the statute of limitations pertaining to plaintiffs claims, namely, Tibble, et al vs. Edison International, et al, has found the VP of human resources liable of a fiduciary breach.
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¿Los Franquiciadores como McDonald's son responsables del robo de salarios?

¿Los Franquiciadores como McDonald's son responsables del robo de salarios? December 11, 2017. By Fernando Marcano (Translation).
San Francisco, CA: - Esto va en nombre del hombre o la 'mujer' en la freidora que se siente agobiada cuando las horas de trabajo en el cheque se quedan cortas según la ley laboral de California. Un litigio por parte de Guadalupe Salazar, y otros demandantes en contra de McDonald’s, y otros, Demandados, una demanda colectiva presentada en nombre de los empleados de McDonald's de la zona de la bahía, plantea nuevamente la cuestión de si un gran franquiciador corporativo puede ser considerado responsable de robo de salarios.
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