Legal News Articles - Employment
December 9, 2015. By Jane Mundy.
Union City, CA: Although California’s Domestic Worker Bill of Rights is supposed to protect in-home workers from California overtime violations, some caregivers have been paid less than the federal minimum wage and they are filing overtime complaints.Read [ California Caregivers File Wage Theft Lawsuit ]
December 2, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Chicago, IL: It appears it is anything but a happy family amongst two classes of workers employed by Family Video, a movie rental franchise that is alleged to have stiffed employees of overtime pay in violation of Illinois labor and employment law.Read [ Illinois Family Video Plaintiffs Not Exactly a Happy Family ]
November 30, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Los Angeles, CA: Plaintiffs in a California labor lawsuit have been lobbying the court to approve a settlement in a class action that is without equal in an alleged violation of California labor law. The lawsuit alleged the parent company associated with Tommy Hilfiger loaded workers’ wages onto debit cards, rather than issuing them paychecks or paying via automatic deposit.Read [ California Labor Law Class-Action Plaintiffs Pushing Hard for Final Approval ]
November 28, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Los Angeles, CA: The passage of a living wage ordinance by the City of Los Angeles has not only caused headaches for employers, but also an opportunity for would-be plaintiffs to take their employers to task for allegedly failing to provide a living wage, including overtime, in accordance with the living wage ordinance and overtime pay laws observed by the state of California.Read [ California Overtime Pay and Wage Class-Action Lawsuit Targets SkyWest ]
November 28, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Las Vegas, NV: An interesting battle is heating up on the Nevada Labor Law front that has flown under the radar, but is nonetheless compelling when one looks at the relationship between tax dollars, public servants and unions. To that end, a Nevada Employment lawsuit has been filed in federal court by three police unions taking issue with new legislation that directly affects compensation for union activity.Read [ Police Battle the State of Nevada over Pay for Union Activities ]
November 25, 2015. By Heidi Turner.
Washington, DC: The US Supreme Court has heard the Tyson Foods unpaid wages lawsuit, according to reports. The donning and doffing lawsuit was filed by Tyson employees who argued that they should be paid for time spent putting on and taking off mandatory protective work gear and should have a judgment in their favor based on averages instead of time records. Meanwhile, an Apple employee lawsuit claiming workers should be paid for time spent waiting for security checks has been dismissed.Read [ Tyson Foods Donning and Doffing Case Heard by Supreme Court ]
November 24, 2015. By Heidi Turner.
San Francisco, CA: A judge in a California overtime lawsuit has dismissed the plaintiffs’ claims against Apple Inc. The lawsuit alleged workers at Apple stores were denied overtime pay for time spent waiting in line for bag checks, and the ruling could have implications for other overtime lawsuits involving claims about security checks. Meanwhile, a lawsuit has been filed against Amazon Prime, alleging drivers were misclassified as independent contractors and denied the benefits that went along with being employees, including overtime pay.Read [ One California Overtime Lawsuit Dismissed As Another Takes Off ]
November 23, 2015. By Heidi Turner.
San Francisco, CA: A California labor lawsuit filed against Apple Inc., has been dismissed, with the judge ruling Apple did not violate employees’ rights to be paid for time spent during bag checks. The class-action California lawsuit was filed by employees at California Apple stores, who alleged they were owed pay for time spent in security checks.Read [ Apple California Lawsuit Dismissed ]
November 16, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
San Francisco, CA: A California labor lawsuit that reached right across the nation is poised for a fair and reasonable outcome after plaintiffs urged the presiding judge to approve a settlement worth $2.5 million. The California labor lawsuit, which involves former and current security guards employed by Securitas, alleged various violations to California and federal statutes.Read [ California Labor Law Class Action Settles for $2.5 Million ]
November 13, 2015. By Jane Mundy.
Sacramento, CA: About 400,000 home care workers in California can finally bank on California overtime pay starting February 1, 2016, which is a four-month delay. But collecting overtime pay may not be so easy and could spur a rash of overtime lawsuits.Read [ Home Care Workers Expecting California Overtime Pay ]