Legal News Articles - Employment
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 ]
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.Read [ California Workplace Discrimination Dinosaurs ]
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.Read [ Is Donning and Doffing About to Change in Health Care? ]
October 26, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Veterans Made to Repay Bonuses: Does this Jive with California Labor Law? ]
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.
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.Read [ Apple Lawsuit Alleging California Labor Violations Gets Underway ]
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.Read [ Will California Labor Lawsuit Bite Apple Profits? ]
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.Read [ Airline Moves to Ground Plaintiff’s California Labor Lawsuit ]
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.Read [ California Labor Law Expanded to Protect Janitors ]
- 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)
- California Bakery Ordered to Pay $15 Million for Worker Abuses By Heidi Turner (May-31-16)
- California Labor Law and ADA Compliance Issues: Attorney Weighs In By Jane Mundy (May-25-16)
- Tyson Employees Win in Supreme Court Donning and Doffing Decision By Heidi Turner (May-24-16)
- Lingerie Retailer Hit with California Overtime Pay Class Action By Gordon Gibb (May-21-16)
- California Employment Law Class-Action Settlement Awarded Preliminary Approval By Gordon Gibb (May-16-16)
- Uber and Misclassification Repercussions By Jane Mundy (May-12-16)
- Restaurant Loses $3.2 Million California Labor Lawsuit By Heidi Turner (May-5-16)