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An Award-Winning Employee Culture at Unum Can’t Stop Lawsuits

An Award-Winning Employee Culture at Unum Can’t Stop Lawsuits May 27, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Philadelphia, PA: Unum Group, which calls Chattanooga home, may hold a place amongst the Top 500 employers in the US as ranked by Forbes. However, such lofty plaudits have not stopped a Unum lawsuit from a woman who claimed Unum insurance stopped her benefits without just cause.
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Retaliation to be added to Tesla Inc. Workplace Racial Discrimination Suit

Retaliation to be added to Tesla Inc. Workplace Racial Discrimination Suit May 26, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Oakland, CA Legal team representing a 44-year-old African American man who claims he was harassed and discriminated against while working as an assembly line worker at the Tesla car factory in Fremont, California is adding a charge of retaliation to the already long list of claims of violations of the California state labor laws.
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Ex Bailarina exótica comienza una demanda de horas extras en California

Ex Bailarina exótica comienza una demanda de horas extras en California May 24, 2017. By Fernando Marcano (Translation).
Santa Bárbara, CA: Una bailarina exótica que afirma no haber recibido ingresos de ningún tipo por parte de los propietarios del club de caballeros para el que trabajó brevemente, ha presentado una acción colectiva putativa en un tribunal de California que alega violaciones de las leyes estatales de pago de horas extras y similares violaciones contra la Ley Federal de Normas Laborales Justas (FLSA).
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Showdown between Honeywell Inc. and Retirees Brewing in Michigan

Showdown between Honeywell Inc. and Retirees Brewing in Michigan May 23, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Detroit, MI: A showdown is brewing between retirees of Honeywell International Inc. and the company for whom they once worked, over health care benefits Honeywell is threatening to take way. The former unionized workers counter that ongoing healthcare benefits were part of their promised retirement packages and they are litigating their Michigan employment claim in Michigan court in an effort to save them.
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California Overtime Lawsuit Paused Pending Ruling by US Supreme Court

California Overtime Lawsuit Paused Pending Ruling by US Supreme Court May 22, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
San Francisco, CA: An overtime pay lawsuit filed a year ago March in a California federal court has been paused by a federal magistrate to allow for a ruling by the US Supreme Court. The ruling, on a separate case, could set precedence and determine whether, or not employees of SolarCity Corp. would be forced into arbitration to settle their claims.
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House Cleaner knows her Rights under California Labor Law

House Cleaner knows her Rights under California Labor Law May 14, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Los Angeles, CA: Carol knows that her employer has violated California labor laws by not paying meal breaks and travel time, and as a consequence she was paid less than minimum wage some days. And she isn’t afraid of telling her boss that retaliation is also a labor code violation.
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Béisbol de las Grandes Ligas vuelve a la Corte de California

Béisbol de las Grandes Ligas vuelve a la Corte de California May 11, 2017. By Fernando Marcano (Translation).
Oakland, CA: La acción de clase sobre la ley laboral de California que involucra a jugadores de ligas menores con la Liga Mayor de Béisbol (MLB), pero alojada en el estado de California sigue en juego con una apelación lanzada por MLB desafiando un fallo reciente de un juez de California otorgando aprobación preliminar a la clase.
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Kaiser and Xanitos Settle Hospital Housekeepers' Overtime Class action for $500,000

Kaiser and Xanitos Settle Hospital Housekeepers' Overtime Class action for $500,000 May 7, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
San Francisco: CA A federal judge has approved a settlement for $500,000 on a California overtime class action filed by housekeeping employees of Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and hospital services company Xanitos.
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State Legislatures on Track to Reform Workers' Compensation for First Responders

State Legislatures on Track to Reform Workers' Compensation for First Responders May 6, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Denver, CO: Many state legislatures in the US spent the first quarter considering reform proposals that increased coverage for first responders who suffer mental stress injuries, according to Business Insurance.
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$2 Million California Labor Lawsuit Settlement with Costco Nearing Preliminary Approval

$2 Million California Labor Lawsuit Settlement with Costco Nearing Preliminary Approval May 4, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
San Diego, CA: A proposed California labor law class action will have to wait a little while yet before the rubber stamp comes down to mark ‘settled’ following yet another refusal by a US District Court judge in California to approve a proposed settlement due to inconsistencies between governance in the claims, and the language contained therein.
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