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California Unpaid Overtime Lawsuit Moves to Settle

California Unpaid Overtime Lawsuit Moves to Settle August 6, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Los Angeles, CA: An unpaid overtime lawsuit filed by an employee of Animal Behavior College, Inc. (ABC) over allegations of unpaid wages and off the clock work appears to be wrapping up with an application to the Court to grant preliminary approval of a negotiated settlement.
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McDonald's Overtime Lawsuit Granted Class Action Status

McDonald's Overtime Lawsuit Granted Class Action Status July 28, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
Sacramento, CA: A California overtime lawsuit filed against McDonald's has been granted federal class action status. Although McDonald's tried to argue that it was not responsible for ensuring the pay of employees at its franchise restaurants, the judge agreed to grant class action status to the up to 500 employees who filed complaints against McDonald's in northern California.
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Tyson Foods Requests New Donning and Doffing Lawsuit

Tyson Foods Requests New Donning and Doffing Lawsuit July 24, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
Sioux City, IO: After losing round after round of a donning and doffing lawsuit filed against it, Tyson Foods has filed a brief requesting a new lawsuit. Tyson Foods recently lost an appeal of a lower court award of $5.8 million to employees who alleged they were not properly compensated for time spent putting on and taking off safety gear for work.
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Proposed California Overtime Class Action Names Hotel Management Company

Proposed California Overtime Class Action Names Hotel Management Company July 18, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Los Angeles, CA: The proper payment of overtime and allowance for mandated meal and rest periods remains a basic tenet of California labor amidst a basket of rights for employees in the Golden State. And yet, employers continue to violate overtime pay laws and other basic employee rights entrenched in state laws.
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Employee Researches Retaliation and California Labor Laws

Employee Researches Retaliation and California Labor Laws July 11, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Reseda, CA: Before lodging a formal complaint with his manager, James researched online the California labor laws regarding employment issues such as overtime. And the more James learned, the more he realized that other labor laws are being violated.
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California Hotel Taking Advantage of Illegal Immigrants

California Hotel Taking Advantage of Illegal Immigrants July 10, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Perris, CA: Ramon believes he was denied California overtime while working at a major hotel chain because they thought he was an illegal immigrant. “I look Mexican so they figured I had fake papers but they are illegally denying workers their rights,” says Ramon.
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GrubHub Faces California Labor Lawsuit

GrubHub Faces California Labor Lawsuit July 5, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
San Francisco, CA: The battle over independent contractors in the sharing economy continues to grow, as an increasing number of companies face California labor lawsuits alleging they misclassify employees as independent contractors to avoid offering benefits and protections typically given to employees. Among the companies that have or are currently facing lawsuits are GrubHub, Lyft, Uber, Amazon Prime and DoorDash. And although many lawsuits have been filed in California, some companies now face lawsuits in other states.
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With No Settlement in Sight, Attorney Says, “We’re Going to Trial!”

With No Settlement in Sight, Attorney Says, “We’re Going to Trial!” July 1, 2016. By Brenda Craig.
Sacramento, CA: It took four years for Roberto Davila and his attorney to prevail, but a California court recently awarded the 52-year-old construction worker $4.25 million for serious personal injuries suffered on the job in September of 2012.
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Disgruntled District 11 Pennsylvania Employees Launch Unpaid Wages Lawsuit

Disgruntled District 11 Pennsylvania Employees Launch Unpaid Wages Lawsuit June 30, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Allegheny County, PA: It was in mid-spring that some employees of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) quietly filed a federal Unpaid Wages lawsuit against their employer, alleging off the clock work and unpaid wages through the regular movement of department vehicles and equipment. The lawsuit, filed April 27 of this year, makes various allegations against PennDOT District 11 and four defendants.
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IT Consultant Hit with Putative Overtime Pay Class Action

IT Consultant Hit with Putative Overtime Pay Class Action June 29, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
San Diego, CA: A putative class-action lawsuit has been filed in the state of California against a large IT enterprise following allegations that the defendant failed to provide its California-based hourly workers with uninterrupted, 30-minute meal periods as required under California employment law. The lawsuit, filed against Tata Consultancy Services Ltd., also carries implications surrounding the alleged unpaid overtime and the keeping of inconsistent records.
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