Legal News Articles - Employment
December 5, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
San Francisco, CA: Last month a federal jury awarded Walmart truckers over $54 million, deciding that Walmart had violated the California labor law by not paying their drivers minimum wage. No doubt truckers nationwide have taken note…Read [ California Labor Law Backs Wal-Mart Truckers ]
December 1, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Sacramento, CA: An unpaid wages lawsuit that began a few years ago against Mexican restaurant chain Chipotle Mexican Grill (Chipotle) took on an added dimension back in September when a US Congresswoman urged the US Department of Labor (DOL) to investigate Chipotle for alleged wage theft. The lawsuit, together with overtures by US Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-Connecticut), could be significant for California-based employees of the chain with overtime pay concerns associated with off the clock work, or donning and doffing.Read [ Unpaid Work After Shift Ends Can Equate to Unpaid Wages ]
November 30, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
Sacramento, CA: A recent ruling in Pennsylvania could have implications for California donning and doffing lawsuits although how far-reaching the implications are remains to be seen. The Pennsylvania donning and doffing lawsuit involved claims that employers should not be able to offset overtime by paying employees for break time. The Pennsylvania Third Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with the employees, but what the lawsuit means for California overtime lawsuits and similar claims in other states is not yet known.Read [ Court: Donning and Doffing Not Offset by Paid Break Time ]
November 28, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Palo Alto, CA: A somewhat unusual California labor lawsuit was filed in recent months by the US Department of Labor (DOL) against a California software company based in Silicon valley. At issue in the lawsuit is alleged discrimination against Asian applicants for jobs with the firm. The DOL asserts that such discrimination is systematic.Read [ Silicon Valley Software Supplier Hit With Federal Labor Lawsuit ]
November 23, 2016. By Fernando Marcano.
Sacramento, CATrabajadores del sector de la agricultura ahora tienen derecho a la nueva ley de horas extra de California, poniendo a las personas que trabajan en agricultura en línea con otras industrias después de años de tener sus propias leyes de pago por tiempo extra. En septiembre, el gobernador Jerry Brown firmó la nueva ley de pago por tiempo extra de California, permitiendo a los trabajadores agrícolas tiempo extra después de trabajar un día por ocho horas.Read [ California pasa nueva ley de horas extras para los trabajadores del sector agrícola ]
November 18, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
San Francisco, CA: In a perfect world—including the state of California—all non-exempt hourly employees would get overtime pay for hours worked beyond 40 hours in any given work week. But some Southern California garment contractors have been found guilty of overtime violations and a San Francisco janitor earned $162,000 in overtime pay last year.Read [ California Overtime –Too Much or None at All ]
November 16, 2016. By Fernando Marcano.
Sacramento, CA: Legisladores de California han expandido la ley laboral de dicho estado para aumentar protección a los conserjes, que usualmente son trabajadores vulnerables y al riesgo de acoso sexual y asalto. La Ley de Asamblea 1978 establece la registración y entrenamiento como requerimientos para ayudar a los trabajadores en la empresa de limpieza a protegerse a sí mismos contra el acoso sexual y asalto. Los empleadores que violen la nueva ley de California podrían encontrarse con la registración revocada.Read [ Ley Laboral Californiana Expandida para Proteger a los Conserjes ]
November 15, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
San Francisco, CA: McDonald’s has agreed to settle a California labor lawsuit filed against it by employees who alleged the company was liable for failure to properly pay overtime, despite them working at a franchise. McDonald’s had previously argued that it could not be held to California labor codes because it did not oversee or hire the employees, but plaintiffs argued the restaurant chain was a joint employer and was liable for failure to pay overtime.Read [ McDonald’s Settles California Labor Lawsuit For $3.75 Million ]
November 10, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Los Angeles, CA: A California labor lawsuit that was tossed by a district court but revived by an appellate court, can move forward following a ruling by the Ninth Circuit. The appellate court refused to revisit its original ruling in September to re-instate an action filed by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and its workers at the Los Angeles International Airport.Read [ California Labor Lawsuit Involving Workers at LAX can Move Forward ]
November 9, 2016. By Fernando Marcano.
Los Ángeles, CA. Hay pocas dudas de que un sabor común en litigios sobre la Ley Laboral de California queda en los almuerzos y descansos perdidos debido a cualquier trabajador no-exento y pagado por horas bajo provisiones del Código laboral de California y el Acta Federal de Estándares laborales Justos. Otro error común aparece ser el fallo de de un empleador en incluir el pago de bonos o incentivos por horas extra.Read [ Ley laboral californiana es ignorada a menudo por los empleadores ]
- California Workplace Discrimination Dinosaurs By Jane Mundy (Nov-6-16)
- Is Donning and Doffing About to Change in Health Care? By Gordon Gibb (Nov-5-16)
- Veterans Made to Repay Bonuses: Does this Jive with California Labor Law? By Gordon Gibb (Oct-26-16)
- Apple Lawsuit Alleging California Labor Violations Gets Underway By Heidi Turner (Oct-25-16)
- Will California Labor Lawsuit Bite Apple Profits? By Jane Mundy (Oct-21-16)
- Airline Moves to Ground Plaintiff’s California Labor Lawsuit By Gordon Gibb (Oct-9-16)
- California Labor Law Expanded to Protect Janitors By Heidi Turner (Oct-7-16)
- A Showdown Between Plaintiffs and Defendant RE: Federal Arbitration Act By Gordon Gibb (Oct-4-16)
- Wells Fargo Faces California Labor Lawsuit Alleging Failure to Pay Overtime, Wrongful Termination By Heidi Turner (Oct-3-16)
- California Passes Farmworker Overtime Laws By Heidi Turner (Sep-28-16)
- Farmers Insurance Claims Adjusters Reach $4.9 Million Settlement By Heidi Turner (Sep-26-16)
- Donning and Doffing: Does Every Minute Count? By Jane Mundy (Sep-20-16)
- Rules Regarding Donning and Doffing Not Always Clear-Cut By Heidi Turner (Sep-17-16)
- California Labor Law is Often Ignored by Employers By Gordon Gibb (Sep-12-16)
- California Overtime Lawsuit against Nike Certified as a Class Action By Gordon Gibb (Sep-11-16)
- Uber Fallout - A Change in the Law? By Jane Mundy (Sep-5-16)
- California Farm Workers Could Receive Bump in Overtime Pay By Heidi Turner (Aug-31-16)
- California Trucking Company Hit with California Labor Law Class Action By Gordon Gibb (Aug-29-16)
- Hotel in Boston Hit with Unpaid Wages Lawsuit By Gordon Gibb (Aug-25-16)
- Workplace Sexual Harassment Commonplace in California By Jane Mundy (Aug-19-16)
- Fast Food Workers Granted Class Action Status By Heidi Turner (Aug-15-16)
- California Caregivers - Attorney Discusses Whether You Qualify for Overtime By Jane Mundy (Aug-9-16)
- California Unpaid Overtime Lawsuit Moves to Settle By Gordon Gibb (Aug-6-16)
- McDonald's Overtime Lawsuit Granted Class Action Status By Heidi Turner (Jul-28-16)
- Tyson Foods Requests New Donning and Doffing Lawsuit By Heidi Turner (Jul-24-16)
- Proposed California Overtime Class Action Names Hotel Management Company By Gordon Gibb (Jul-18-16)
- Employee Researches Retaliation and California Labor Laws By Jane Mundy (Jul-11-16)
- California Hotel Taking Advantage of Illegal Immigrants By Jane Mundy (Jul-10-16)
- GrubHub Faces California Labor Lawsuit By Heidi Turner (Jul-5-16)
- With No Settlement in Sight, Attorney Says, “We’re Going to Trial!” By Brenda Craig (Jul-1-16)
- Disgruntled District 11 Pennsylvania Employees Launch Unpaid Wages Lawsuit By Gordon Gibb (Jun-30-16)
- IT Consultant Hit with Putative Overtime Pay Class Action By Gordon Gibb (Jun-29-16)
- Modern-Day Slavery Doesn’t Pay By Jane Mundy (Jun-27-16)
- California Farmworkers Denied Overtime By Jane Mundy (Jun-17-16)
- Uber California Labor Lawsuit Could Still Go On By Heidi Turner (Jun-13-16)
- Florida Workers’ Compensation Law Unconstitutional By Jane Mundy (Jun-10-16)
- Brink’s Unpaid Wages: The Downside to Being “On” at All Times By Gordon Gibb (Jun-10-16)
- Coach to Pay $1.75 Million to Settle Overtime Lawsuit By Heidi Turner (Jun-9-16)
- Training Company Hit with California Labor Lawsuit By Gordon Gibb (Jun-6-16)
- Uber Sued by Sexual Assault Victims By The National Trial Lawyers (Jun-1-16)