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2012 to See Changes to ERISA Plan Laws

2012 to See Changes to ERISA Plan Laws January 16, 2012. By Heidi Turner.
Chicago, IL Thanks to regulatory changes, 2012 will see some important changes to ERISA plan laws. Those changes will hopefully help ERISA pension plan participants and participants in company-sponsored employee savings plans better understand how those plans are managed. Changes to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) may not only help employees understand their rights but may also help clarify regulations when employees file an ERISA lawsuit.
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Car Wash Workers Reach Settlement in California Labor Law Case

Car Wash Workers Reach Settlement in California Labor Law Case January 16, 2012. By Charles Benson.
Sacramento, CA Employees at car washes in suburban Sacramento and other cities in the Golden State will share in a $1 million settlement over California labor law violations, according to The Sacramento Bee.
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Car Wash Blues Turn Green with $1 Million Settlement

Car Wash Blues Turn Green with $1 Million Settlement January 12, 2012. By Gordon Gibb.
San Ramon, CA It is a victory for anyone who has ever worked for a car wash in California that ignored overtime pay laws. In a settlement announced by the Office of the Attorney General for the State of California, a total of eight car washes throughout the state will pay in excess of $1 million after accusations by workers that they were denied pay.
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$31 Million California Labor Code Class-Action Lawsuit Launched

$31 Million California Labor Code Class-Action Lawsuit Launched January 5, 2012. By Gordon Gibb.
Berkley, CA Roberto "Bobby" Rodriquez could be forgiven for fading quietly into the sunset of retirement. He's earned it, after working 33 years in the California steel industry. But even though he retired from Pacific Steel in 2010, his work is unfinished—now that he is speaking out in support of California labor law on behalf of his current and former comrades.
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California Overtime Laws Trump Oracle Overtime Lawsuit

California Overtime Laws Trump Oracle Overtime Lawsuit December 28, 2011. By Jane Mundy.
Sacramento, CA In an about-face, the Ninth Circuit court confirmed that nonresident employees are subject to California Overtime Law when they perform work in California.
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Labor Commissioner Reaches Settlement Over California Overtime Law

Labor Commissioner Reaches Settlement Over California Overtime Law December 9, 2011. By Charles Benson.
Bakersfield, CA State Labor Commissioner Julie A. Su reached a settlement totaling $586,068 in four wage cases that were filed to address an issue with the California overtime law, according to a release from the California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR).
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California Overtime: Panera 'Breadwinners' Await Settlement Approval

California Overtime: Panera 'Breadwinners' Await Settlement Approval November 30, 2011. By Jane Mundy.
San Bernardino, CA Bakery-cafe employees may be the breadwinners in California Overtime class-action lawsuits filed against Panera Bread Co. Class-action lawsuits filed in 2009 and 2011 claimed the franchise failed to pay overtime and provide breaks at some company or franchised stores in California, which are violations of the California Labor Law.
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Oracle to Pay $35 Million in Workers Compensation Settlements

Oracle to Pay $35 Million in Workers Compensation Settlements November 25, 2011. By Charles Benson.
San Francisco, CA Oracle Corp. has agreed to pay $35 million in workers compensation settlements to more than 1,700 Bay Area employees who alleged that they were wrongfully denied overtime pay, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
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ERISA Plan Lawsuit Settled for $6.5 Million

ERISA Plan Lawsuit Settled for $6.5 Million November 18, 2011. By Heidi Turner.
Kansas City, MO An ERISA plan lawsuit has recently been settled for approximately $6.5 million. The lawsuit alleged a company mismanaged its employee savings plan, a violation of ERSIA plan laws. Employees who feel their employers have mismanaged employee stock options plans or savings plans may be eligible to file an ERISA lawsuit against their employer or plan fiduciaries.
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Denied Social Security Benefits? SSDI Attorney Advises

Denied Social Security Benefits? SSDI Attorney Advises October 29, 2011. By Jane Mundy.
Tulsa, OK If you have been denied Social Security Benefits, Eric Brown, Oklahoma Social Security attorney at Garret Law Offices, advises that you seek legal help before you appeal. And because there are no legal costs involved, many people hire Brown during the initial process. "We are only paid if back pay is awarded," says Brown, "and we don't take any portion of your ongoing monthly benefits." In other words, he only gets compensated if you are awarded a lump sum.
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