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McDonald’s Settles California Labor Lawsuit For $3.75 Million

McDonald’s Settles California Labor Lawsuit For $3.75 Million 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.
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California Labor Lawsuit Involving Workers at LAX can Move Forward

California Labor Lawsuit Involving Workers at LAX can Move Forward 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.
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Ley laboral californiana es ignorada a menudo por los empleadores

Ley laboral californiana es ignorada a menudo por los empleadores 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.
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California Workplace Discrimination Dinosaurs

California Workplace Discrimination Dinosaurs November 6, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
San Francisco, CA: In this day and age, discrimination should be the dinosaur in the workplace. But in the last few months alone, California seems to have stepped back in time. California labor lawsuits, from disability to pregnancy employment discrimination, have been recently filed.
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Is Donning and Doffing About to Change in Health Care?

Is Donning and Doffing About to Change in Health Care? November 5, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Los Angeles, CA: The relationship between overtime pay laws and donning and doffing (in other words, getting into and climbing out of uniforms or protective gear depending upon the job at hand), has always been a contentious one, landing many a plaintiff into a California court arguing that if an employer requires special equipment necessary for the job, then the respective dressing and undressing out of mandated clothing and equipment should be compensable.
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Veterans Made to Repay Bonuses: Does this Jive with California Labor Law?

Veterans Made to Repay Bonuses: Does this Jive with California Labor Law? October 26, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Manteca, CA Imagine your surprise and elation when your Golden State boss presents you with a bonus for good work, or incentives for performing an unpopular task no one else wants. You do the work, and you get what’s coming to you. California labor code is a wonderful thing.
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Apple Lawsuit Alleging California Labor Violations Gets Underway

Apple Lawsuit Alleging California Labor Violations Gets Underway October 25, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
San Diego, CA: A lawsuit filed by Apple employees alleging the company violated California labor law by not providing employees with proper meal and rest breaks is underway in San Diego. As many as 18,000 employees could be affected by the lawsuit. Apple has also recently faced allegations it denied employees overtime pay by not properly compensating workers for time spent waiting for bag and security checks.
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Will California Labor Lawsuit Bite Apple Profits?

Will California Labor Lawsuit Bite Apple Profits? October 21, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
San Diego, CA:A California labor class action lawsuit involving current and former Apple employees over nine years just commenced in California.
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Airline Moves to Ground Plaintiff’s California Labor Lawsuit

Airline Moves to Ground Plaintiff’s California Labor Lawsuit October 9, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Oakland, CA: A California labor lawsuit has pitted a California resident against her former employer, Hawaiian Airlines Inc. At issue is whether, or not plaintiff Kathryn Otico was entitled to payment for time spent training in a program operated by the airline. The plaintiff claims she is owed wages for the 10-day training program under regulations entrenched in the Fair Labor Standards Act and California labor law. The airline, for its part, disagrees and has moved for summary judgement in the five-month-old action.
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California Labor Law Expanded to Protect Janitors

California Labor Law Expanded to Protect Janitors October 7, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
Sacramento, CA: California lawmakers have expanded California labor law to increase protections for janitors, who are often vulnerable workers and at risk for sexual harassment and assault. Assembly Bill 1978 sets up registration and training requirements to help workers in the janitorial industry protect themselves against sexual harassment and assault. Employers who violate the new California labor bill could wind up losing their registration.
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