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February 2, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
Read [ Excessive Fees ERISA Lawsuit Filed against Fidelity ]
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.
January 29, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ The Untold Super Bowl Story: All the Super Bowl Lawsuits... ]
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.
January 29, 2014. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Giving and Taking Away Travel Time Violates California Overtime Laws ]
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.
January 27, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Denied New York Overtime a Real Problem for Reality TV Writers, Producers ]
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.
January 23, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
Read [ Pizza Business Sued for Violations of Ohio Employment Laws ]
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.
January 21, 2014. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ “My Supervisor Was the King of Bullies,” Says California Computer Technician ]
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.
January 18, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ California Overtime Lawsuit Settled for $4.7 Million ]
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.
January 17, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Internet Payday Loan Lawsuit Filed Just before Christmas ]
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.
January 12, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Paramedic Takes on Ambulance Service in Unpaid Wages Lawsuit ]
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.
January 7, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
Read [ Appeals Court Rules California Overtime Lawsuit Can Go Ahead As Class Action ]
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.
- Supreme Court Sides with Plan in ERISA Lawsuit By Heidi Turner (Jan-3-14)
- New California Overtime Laws Set to Take Effect in 2014 By Heidi Turner (Dec-28-13)
- Restaurant Lawsuit Could Have Implications for Overtime Lawsuits By Heidi Turner (Dec-23-13)
- Unpaid Wages Lawsuits By Heidi Turner (Dec-20-13)
- How About an Internet Payday Loan at 5,853 Percent Annual Interest? By Gordon Gibb (Dec-14-13)
- Best Buy Loses in Bid to Dismiss Overtime Pay Lawsuit By Gordon Gibb (Dec-12-13)
- Allegedly Owed Ohio Overtime Could Extend Back Three Years By Gordon Gibb (Dec-6-13)
- ERISA Lawsuit Results in $99 Million Settlement By Heidi Turner (Dec-1-13)
- Exploited Workers Awarded Millions of Dollars in California Overtime and Other Labor Law Violations By Jane Mundy (Nov-30-13)
- Idaho Cracking Down on Internet Payday Loans By Gordon Gibb (Nov-29-13)
- Two California Restaurants Fined Almost Two Million for Violations By Gordon Gibb (Nov-24-13)
- Workers Sue Employer for Off-the-Clock Work By Gordon Gibb (Nov-17-13)
- Washington Overtime Lawsuit Filed against Les Schwab By Heidi Turner (Nov-15-13)
- Urban Outfitters Faces California Overtime Lawsuit By Heidi Turner (Nov-12-13)
- Ohio Restaurant Chain Settles Ohio Employment Lawsuit By Gordon Gibb (Nov-5-13)
- Does ERISA Cover Your Health Insurance Complaint? By Heidi Turner (Nov-1-13)
- Egress Regress: When Did Your Employer Commence Ownership of You? By Gordon Gibb (Oct-31-13)
- California Overtime Lawsuit Results in $1.47M Settlement By Heidi Turner (Oct-25-13)
- Lawsuit Updates: Maxim Healthcare Wage & Hour By Lucy Campbell (Oct-23-13)
- Former Amazon Worker Launches Unpaid Wages Lawsuit Over Security Checks By Gordon Gibb (Oct-19-13)
- Massive Call Center Lawsuit Granted Conditional Status As Class Action By Gordon Gibb (Oct-18-13)
- Was Washington Whistleblower’s Layoff Retaliation? By Gordon Gibb (Oct-15-13)
- Donning and Doffing: Dress on Your Time or California Overtime? By Jane Mundy (Oct-10-13)
- Arkansas Attorney General Launches Internet Payday Loans Lawsuit By Gordon Gibb (Oct-9-13)
- Ohio Restaurant Sued in Support of Ohio Employment Law By Gordon Gibb (Oct-7-13)
- Celebrity’s Nanny Sues for California Overtime – California Nanny Law Update By Jane Mundy (Oct-5-13)
- New York Wrongful Termination Results in Lawsuits By Heidi Turner (Oct-4-13)
- ERISA Lawsuit Nets $30 Million Settlement By Heidi Turner (Oct-2-13)
- One Strike You’re Out: Wrongful Termination By Jane Mundy (Oct-1-13)
- California Overtime Lawsuit Granted Class-Action Status By Heidi Turner (Sep-30-13)
- AB 241 Would Bring Overtime Pay to Nannies By Gordon Gibb (Sep-24-13)
- Internet Payday Loans: A Lavish Lifestyle Funded by Fleecing Innocent Consumers By Gordon Gibb (Sep-22-13)
- Donning and Doffing Case Goes to Wisconsin Plaintiffs on Appeal By Gordon Gibb (Sep-16-13)
- Internet Payday Loan Companies Under Attack by Regulators By Heidi Turner (Sep-13-13)
- California Overtime—Yes, Travel Time Counts By Jane Mundy (Sep-12-13)
- Former Administrator Sues for Wrongful Termination in Washington State By Gordon Gibb (Sep-11-13)
- ERISA Lawsuit Results in $3 Million Settlement By Heidi Turner (Sep-8-13)
- Former Hempstead District Employee to Sue for New York Wrongful Termination By Gordon Gibb (Sep-2-13)
- Overtime Lawsuit Results in $2.2 Million to Plaintiffs By Heidi Turner (Aug-31-13)
- Former Deputy Fights California Wrongful Termination By Gordon Gibb (Aug-29-13)