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Charter Shells Out $18 Million to Settle California Overtime Suit

Charter Shells Out $18 Million to Settle California Overtime Suit June 15, 2010. By Charles Benson.
St. Louis, MO Charter Communications has agreed to pay a total of $18 million to settle a wage and hour class action lawsuit stemming from allegations that the company failed to properly compensate overtime pay in California, Missouri, Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois, Nevada, Washington, Oregon and Nebraska.
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Georgia Employers Charged with Transporting, Employing Illegal Aliens

Georgia Employers Charged with Transporting, Employing Illegal Aliens June 11, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
Atlanta, GA A number of individuals have been charged with Georgia employment violations stemming from the importation and use of illegal aliens for restaurant jobs.
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New California Labor Law Could Help Grant Overtime Pay to Farm Workers

New California Labor Law Could Help Grant Overtime Pay to Farm Workers June 8, 2010. By Charles Benson.
Shafter, CA In an effort to improve labor relations and efforts statewide, Senator Dean Florez has introduced a new bill that would guarantee farm laborers access to overtime pay under California labor laws.
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Bank of America Sued For Overtime

Bank of America Sued For Overtime June 7, 2010. By Heidi Turner.
Washington, DC An overtime lawsuit has been filed against Bank of America, alleging the bank failed to pay overtime to employees. The lawsuit, filed June 4, 2010, alleges the bank violated overtime laws in California, Florida, Washington, Kansas and Texas.
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Help Finally on the Way for California Overtime Victims

Help Finally on the Way for California Overtime Victims June 5, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
Los Angeles, CA To all who have been denied California overtime, help is finally on the way. In April identical bills were introduced to both houses of Congress in an effort to amend the provisions of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Representative Lynn Woolsey undertook the presentation of HR 5107—the Employee Misclassification Prevention Act (EMPA)—in the House of Representatives.
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Nurse Believes She Qualifies for California Overtime

Nurse Believes She Qualifies for California Overtime May 27, 2010. By Jane Mundy.
Palmdale, CA Susan, a registered nurse (RN), works about 60 hours per week and wants to know if she is entitled to California overtime. "When I was hired the manager said the job would require occasional overtime, but I was salaried and exempt," she says. "It was okay now and again, but not anymore. Because RNs are exempt, we have been taken advantage of."
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Homecare Nurses Sue Gentiva

Homecare Nurses Sue Gentiva May 25, 2010. By Brenda Craig.
Washington, DC Home healthcare provider Gentiva has been hit with an overtime lawsuit alleging its compensation plan shortchanges its thousands of nurses and physiotherapists across the US. "It is an unusual pay scheme," says attorney Christine Webber, who filed the suit on behalf a group of nurses from North Carolina and New York State. "Certain activities are done on an hourly basis; other activities are on a fee basis, other activities they don't count at all."
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Transgender Employee Sues for Wrongful Termination in California

Transgender Employee Sues for Wrongful Termination in California May 24, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
Los Angeles, CA A transgendered former employee of Macy's in California has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against the retail giant citing harassment, discrimination and other grievances. Jason "Jazz" Araquel, 21, filed her wrongful employment termination lawsuit on April 16 in the Los Angeles Superior Court. Araquel is seeking wrongful termination damages and compensation for emotional distress, pain and suffering, loss of dignity, legal costs and attorney's fees.
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Baxter Receives 404(c) Protection in Employee Stock Plan Lawsuit

Baxter Receives 404(c) Protection in Employee Stock Plan Lawsuit May 24, 2010. By Charles Benson.
Chicago, IL There has been a breakthrough in an ERISA plan lawsuit brought against the health and science corporation Baxter, as a district judge has granted the company 404 (c) protection as it pertains to stock dropping.
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IBM Faces off Against the State of Indiana in New IT Overtime Lawsuit

IBM Faces off Against the State of Indiana in New IT Overtime Lawsuit May 21, 2010. By Charles Benson.
Indianapolis, IN The state of Indiana and computer support giant IBM are currently embroiled in a contentious IT overtime lawsuit over a terminated outsourcing deal which had intended to allow the company to overhaul and modernize the state's welfare eligibility system.
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