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Major League Baseball Fights Back in California Courtroom

Major League Baseball Fights Back in California Courtroom March 23, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Oakland, CA: A California labor law class action involving minor league players with Major League Baseball (MLB) but housed in the Golden state remains at play with an appeal launched by MLB challenging a recent ruling by a California judge granting preliminary approval to the class.
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Yoga Enterprise Headquartered in Colorado Facing Lawsuit, Tentative Settlement

Yoga Enterprise Headquartered in Colorado Facing Lawsuit, Tentative Settlement March 22, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Denver, CO: The issue has been reverberating through the courts for some time, but now a Colorado employment law complaint is one step closer to resolution with news that a preliminary approval has been granted for a proposed settlement valued at $1.65 million. The defendant is CorePower Yoga, a franchise with headquarters in Colorado.
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Maryland Employment Lawsuits Revived on Appeal

Maryland Employment Lawsuits Revived on Appeal March 17, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Greenbelt, MD: A Maryland labor and employment lawsuit against DirecTV LLC (DirecTV) and DirectSat USA, LLC (DirectSat) that was lost for the plaintiffs when a Maryland judge tossed the lawsuit in 2015, has been resurrected on appeal. In January, a three-judge appellate panel determined that plaintiffs indeed had a case and the matter can move forward.
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California Truckers Misclassified—Claiming Labor Law Violations

California Truckers Misclassified—Claiming Labor Law Violations March 15, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Los Angeles, CA: All too often employers misclassify their workers in an effort to save money. Graebel Van Lines classify their truck drivers as independent contractors and avoid providing for meal and rest breaks, and other California labor law violations, according to the truckers’ lawsuit, which is seeking class action status.
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Vestigios de discriminación en los lugares de trabajo californianos

Vestigios de discriminación en los lugares de trabajo californianos March 15, 2017. By Fernando Marcano.
San Francisco, CA: En pleno siglo XXI, la discriminación es considerada por muchos una reliquia muy rara en el lugar de trabajo. Sin embargo, sólo en los últimos meses, California parece haber retrocedido en el tiempo. Demandas laborales en California, relacionadas con discriminación en contra de mujeres embarazadas se han archivado recientemente.
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Minor League Baseball Players' Overtime Class Action Back in Play

Minor League Baseball Players' Overtime Class Action Back in Play March 11, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
San Francisco, CA: A California federal judge on Tuesday revived the class action status of a California overtime lawsuit filed by minor league baseball players against Major League Baseball.
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La Corte Suprema de California sopesa sobre la intención del período de descanso

La Corte Suprema de California sopesa sobre la intención del período de descanso March 8, 2017. By Fernando Marcano.
Los Ángeles, California: Una opinión reveladora emitida a finales del año aprobada por la Corte Suprema de California se hizo pública, y aclaró un área hasta ahora a oscuras de la ley laboral de California, en particular lo que constituye un verdadero período de descanso, y lo que no.
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Wells Fargo Urges Judge to Refuse to Certify Hundreds of Employees in Class Action

Wells Fargo Urges Judge to Refuse to Certify Hundreds of Employees in Class Action March 6, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Los Angeles, CA: Wells Fargo on Monday urged a California federal judge to refuse to certify a class of more than 600 home consultants who claim in a California Labor lawsuit that the bank failed to pay them for missed meal breaks.
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Hotel Housekeepers Denied California Overtime File Lawsuit

Hotel Housekeepers Denied California Overtime File Lawsuit March 6, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Oakland, CA: For some California housekeepers who celebrated last September the bill that granted permanent California overtime protection for domestic workers, the law doesn’t apply to them – but it should. An East Oakland hotel owner, for instance, refused to pay overtime to six housekeepers: consequently employees, a legal advocacy firm and the city of Oakland filed a lawsuit against the Quality Inn in Oakland.
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Contractor to US Government Cited for Equal Pay Violations, Settles for $1.2 Million

Contractor to US Government Cited for Equal Pay Violations, Settles for $1.2 Million February 25, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Alpharetta, GA: A group of women employed by LexisNexis Risk Solutions in the state of Georgia will share in a $1.2 million settlement alleging pay discrimination due to gender. The 185 women in Georgia will be joined by 26 workers in Florida receiving back pay stemming from gender discrimination, a violation of Georgia employment and federal laws.
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