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Excessive Fees ERISA Lawsuit Filed against Fidelity

Excessive Fees ERISA Lawsuit Filed against Fidelity February 2, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
Boston, MA An excessive fees ERISA lawsuit has been filed against Fidelity, alleging Fidelity violated its duty under ERISA plan laws by failing to act in the interests of the plan or plan participants. According to the lawsuit, the actions of the ERISA plan fiduciaries cost plan participants around $15 million per year from 2008 to 2013.
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The Untold Super Bowl Story: All the Super Bowl Lawsuits...

The Untold Super Bowl Story: All the Super Bowl Lawsuits... January 29, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
East Rutherford, NJ Want a good fight? A good battle for glory? You're in for one on the gridiron this Sunday for sure - but that's just the one you'll tune into on CBS. What you won't see streaming live across every sports bar and in every family room across America are the behind-the-scenes battles being fought by folks who don't need to don Riddell gear to do their dirty work. No, they file lawsuits instead.
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Giving and Taking Away Travel Time Violates California Overtime Laws

Giving and Taking Away Travel Time Violates California Overtime Laws January 29, 2014. By Jane Mundy.
Glendale, CA Leroy is pretty certain that his employer is violating California overtime laws by not paying travel time. In Leroy’s case and according to California law, travel time is considered compensable work hours.
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Denied New York Overtime a Real Problem for Reality TV Writers, Producers

Denied New York Overtime a Real Problem for Reality TV Writers, Producers January 27, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
New York, NY When it comes to violations pertaining to New York overtime, you can’t get any more real than those working in the reality TV industry. It’s a sector that employs a large number of individuals, and according to a survey of producers and writers recently conducted by the Writers Guild America East, a large number of them are cheated out of overtime.
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Pizza Business Sued for Violations of Ohio Employment Laws

Pizza Business Sued for Violations of Ohio Employment Laws January 23, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
Springfield, OH Violations of Ohio employment law and Ohio labor laws are not always committed by large, national corporations. Sometimes, smaller businesses can - on purpose or accidentally - violate Ohio overtime and minimum wage laws. Regardless of whether the company that broke the law is large or small, employees are still owed money for the hours they worked, and if employers have not properly paid their employees, they may be on the hook for the unpaid wages.
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“My Supervisor Was the King of Bullies,” Says California Computer Technician

“My Supervisor Was the King of Bullies,” Says California Computer Technician January 21, 2014. By Jane Mundy.
Los Angeles, CA Bullying is a violation of the California labor law, and California has had anti-bullying legislation in place since 2003, but bullies like Mario’s supervisor seemingly have their own agenda.
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California Overtime Lawsuit Settled for $4.7 Million

California Overtime Lawsuit Settled for $4.7 Million January 18, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Mira Loma, CA An overtime pay laws action against the operator of a warehouse that handled merchandise for Wal-Mart culminated in a settlement worth $4.7 million, the Los Angeles Times (12/11/13) reports. The lawsuit represented more than 500 workers who toiled at a warehouse operated by Schneider Logistics. While the amount each worker might expect to receive from the settlement was not reported, labor leaders close to the issue call it a victory for workers.
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Internet Payday Loan Lawsuit Filed Just before Christmas

Internet Payday Loan Lawsuit Filed Just before Christmas January 17, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Boston, MA The parade of Internet payday loan lawsuits advanced last month with the filing of an action by the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) against CashCall Inc., among other defendants. CashCall is based in Anaheim. The allegations include an accusation that CashCall had undertaken to debit consumer checking accounts for loans that had been made illegally. The loans therefore, according to the lawsuit, are void.
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Paramedic Takes on Ambulance Service in Unpaid Wages Lawsuit

Paramedic Takes on Ambulance Service in Unpaid Wages Lawsuit January 12, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Appleton, WI An Unpaid Wages lawsuit filed against an ambulance firm accuses the defendant of various infractions, including requiring workers to perform duties off the clock and rounding down work hours. Such conduct, if proven as alleged, can affect overtime hours computation as well as cut into an employee’s personal time, while effectively providing an employer services for free, in the absence of compensation.
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Appeals Court Rules California Overtime Lawsuit Can Go Ahead As Class Action

Appeals Court Rules California Overtime Lawsuit Can Go Ahead As Class Action January 7, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
Los Angeles, CA A California overtime lawsuit alleging managers at Joe’s Crab Shack were misclassified as exempt from overtime pay has been given the okay to move forward as a class-action lawsuit. The unpaid overtime lawsuit was initially denied class-action status by the Superior Court of Los Angeles, but the decision was appealed by the defendants and the Superior Court’s ruling against class-action status was overturned.
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