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Status as Employee v. Independent Contractor Impacts Wage and Hour Claims

Status as Employee v. Independent Contractor Impacts Wage and Hour Claims February 26, 2018. By Gordon Gibb.
Los Angeles, CA: A California unpaid wages lawsuit filed last fall is still pending, while a ruling by a US District Court Judge in a separate case over whether, or not a driver with GrubHub is an employee, or an independent contractor may be deemed moot by a pending decision by the California high court.
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Worker Claims Employment Discrimination Based on her Asian Heritage

Worker Claims Employment Discrimination Based on her Asian Heritage February 22, 2018. By Anne Wallace.
Los Angeles, CA: Actually, Jennie Lam's California labor lawsuit calls out the owners of the Los Angeles Beverly Hills Four Seasons Hotel for race discrimination, harassment, whistleblower retaliation, age discrimination, wrongful termination and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Beverly Cohen, one of the owners, seems to have been particularly given to racist comments. But requiring an employee to work without rest or meal breaks in a 100-degree heated greenhouse or to use dangerous tools without training is also pretty bad.
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Plaintiff Settles with Bank of America Corp. NA at the Eleventh Hour

Plaintiff Settles with Bank of America Corp. NA at the Eleventh Hour February 16, 2018. By Gordon Gibb.
Los Angeles, CA: A California labor lawsuit alleging wrongful dismissal and defamation was quietly settled earlier this week at the 11th hour after a jury had awarded damages to the plaintiff, but had yet to settle on punitive damages. While having awarded punitive damages in the case on Tuesday February 13, 2018, the jury recessed for the day with plans to deliberate the amount of punitive damages once reconvened. Late in the night on February 13, the two parties reached a confidential settlement, ending the dispute.
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Plaintiffs Litigating ERISA Lawsuit v. Oracle Corp. Achieve Class Action Status

Plaintiffs Litigating ERISA Lawsuit v. Oracle Corp. Achieve Class Action Status February 15, 2018. By Gordon Gibb.
Denver, CO: An ERISA lawsuit that had its beginnings in 2016 has been granted class action status in a certification that could benefit tens of thousands of class members. At issue are allegations that fiduciaries acting on behalf of defendant Oracle Corp. failed to uphold their fiduciary duties by investing in funds and other investments that failed to maintain the best interests of 401(k) Plan members and other investors, at heart.
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Late for Lunch Spells California Labor Lawsuits and a Shifting Work Environment

Late for Lunch Spells California Labor Lawsuits and a Shifting Work Environment February 6, 2018. By Jane Mundy.
Los Angeles, CA: Over the last few years, a great percentage of California labor lawsuits have focused on meal and rest breaks. For instance, overtime lawsuits have added causes of action for meal and rest break penalties.
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How to Think Like a Plaintiff in a Unum Lawsuit

How to Think Like a Plaintiff in a Unum Lawsuit January 24, 2018. By Anne Wallace.
Richmond, VA Kimberly Stoddard had been receiving long term disability payments under her Unum disability insurance policy for more than ten years, so it was a shock when the plan reconsidered and stopped paying her.
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Plaintiffs in Class Action ERISA Lawsuit Allege Breach of Fiduciary Duties

Plaintiffs in Class Action ERISA Lawsuit Allege Breach of Fiduciary Duties January 23, 2018. By Gordon Gibb.
Denver, CO: An ERISA lawsuit was filed at the end of November in Colorado alleging mismanagement of a stock fund that resulted in losses for the defined contribution plan participants.
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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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