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Phoenix Warehouse of California Hit with Overtime Pay Class Action Lawsuit

Phoenix Warehouse of California Hit with Overtime Pay Class Action Lawsuit November 6, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Los Angeles, CA Plaintiffs, including approximately 1,500 workers at Phoenix Warehouse of California between 2009 and 2016, allege that they were expected to work eight to 12 hours a day, without meal or rest breaks and without overtime pay. The lawsuit describes a rancid environment in which workers, mostly Latinos who could only speak Spanish, were threatened with deportation if they complained. One worker has also reported that she had to accede to the sexual advances of her manager in order to get paid for the day.
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California Unpaid Overtime Class Action Down, but Not Out

California Unpaid Overtime Class Action Down, but Not Out October 29, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Los Angeles, CA: A California unpaid overtime lawsuit seeking class certification got “some good news for everybody, and some bad news for everybody,” when Superior Court Judge Ann I. Jones denied a petition to certify eight subclasses or workers at a well-known theme park, but left the door open to other subclasses with regard to various pay claims.
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Are Franchisors like McDonalds Accountable for Wage Theft?

Are Franchisors like McDonalds Accountable for Wage Theft? October 24, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
San Francisco, CA: This is for the guy or the ‘girl’ on the fryer who feels burned when the hours on the paycheck are short under California labor law. Guadalupe Salazar et al., Plaintiffs, v. McDonalds Corp., et al., Defendants, a class action lawsuit brought on behalf of Bay area McDonalds employees, raises again the question of whether a big corporate franchisor can be held liable for wage theft.
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California Workers Get Protection from Employer Retaliation

California Workers Get Protection from Employer Retaliation October 11, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
San Diego, CA Fear of retaliation can be a major hurdle for workers considering filing a wage and hour lawsuit against their employer. However, a new piece of legislation passed by the state of California, will make it much harder for companies to suddenly terminate employees under those circumstances.
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Nurses Seek Class Action in Overtime Pay Lawsuit against CareMeridian

Nurses Seek Class Action in Overtime Pay Lawsuit against CareMeridian October 5, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Fresno, CA: On September 6, 2017, McKenzie Erwin, a registered nurse, filed a lawsuit on behalf of herself and a class of similarly situated non-exempt employees against CareMeridian, LLC (CareMeridian)and Mentor Management, Inc. (Mentor), a related company. The defendants in the unpaid overtime lawsuit operate skilled nursing facilities in California. The complaint alleges that CareMeridian and Mentor engaged in a pattern of conduct that was unfair, unlawful and which amounted to a deceptive business practice, all in violation of the California Labor Code.
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California Class Action Labor Lawsuit Filed Against Marriott Subsidiary

California Class Action Labor Lawsuit Filed Against Marriott Subsidiary October 1, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Los Angeles, CA: A California labor lawsuit against a subsidiary of hotelier Marriott has been put forward as a class action by a former sales executive who claims she was not properly compensated for hourly work. Stacy McComack also asserts that consent forms associated with background checks included a liability waiver that is alleged to be in violation of regulatory authority.
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Safeway Inc. Faces Series of California Labor Code Trials

Safeway Inc. Faces Series of California Labor Code Trials September 29, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Los Angeles, CA: Attorney and trial lawyer Mike Arias is taking a tough approach with supermarket giant Safeway Inc. on behalf of 1st and 2nd class managers that have been battling the omnipresent grocery store over alleged California labor and employment wage and hour violations for 15 years.
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California Seeks $6.3 Million for Overtime Pay Law Violations

California Seeks $6.3 Million for Overtime Pay Law Violations September 28, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Los Angeles, CA: The California Labor Commissioners Office has filed a lawsuit against Calcrete Construction. Inc. seeking $6,300,338 for unpaid overtime and sick leave as well as the company’s failure to provide proper wage statements. The complaint alleges that Calcrete forced workers to sign contracts stating they were independent contractors or be fired. Employees typically worked 10 to12 hours Monday through Friday and eight hours on Saturday. Nonetheless, they were paid only their regular hourly rate and not for the 18 to 28 hours of overtime they frequently worked. These violations of California overtime pay laws allegedly took place over a two-year period, from 2014 to 2016.
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Facebook Slapped with Disability and Age Discrimination Lawsuit with Whistleblower Allegation

Facebook Slapped with Disability and Age Discrimination Lawsuit with Whistleblower Allegation September 27, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Los Angeles, CA: A former Facebook employee, 52-year-old Gary Glouner, alleges in a lawsuit filed in California Superior Court that he was unlawfully terminated from his job in November, 2015. The suit alleges the company discriminated against him because of a minor cognitive disability and because he was not part of the company’s preferred demographic of “recent college graduates” or a “digital native”.
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Google Accused of Violating California Equal Pay Act

Google Accused of Violating California Equal Pay Act September 22, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
San Francisco, CA: Related to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) investigation into Google for sex bias in pay practices in 2015, three women filed a California labor lawsuit against the search giant last week. The proposed class action claims its practices violate the California Equal Pay Act and other labor codes by starting women at lower salaries than men, promoting them less often and keeping them in lower-paying job tracks.
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