Legal News Articles - Employment
May 24, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
Washington, DC: Employees who filed an unpaid wages lawsuit against Tyson Foods were given a victory by the US Supreme Court, which recently upheld a lower court’s $5.8 million judgment against Tyson. At issue was time spent donning and doffing protective gear, required for employees who worked on the production line at Tyson Foods.Read [ Tyson Employees Win in Supreme Court Donning and Doffing Decision ]
May 21, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Los Angeles, CA: While California may be known for chronic droughts and lack of rainfall, there appears to be no shortage of employers willing to shortchange their employees in an attempt to protect their bottom line. To that end, the prevalence of overtime pay lawsuits is as sure a thing as death and taxes…Read [ Lingerie Retailer Hit with California Overtime Pay Class Action ]
May 16, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Sacramento, CA: A settlement agreement resolving a California labor law class action was quietly awarded preliminary approval at the end of February, yet another step in the provision of relief for class members alleged to have been denied meal periods and rest breaks that are mandated by the California labor code.Read [ California Employment Law Class-Action Settlement Awarded Preliminary Approval ]
May 12, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Los Angeles, CA: Under the new Lyft settlement, drivers are still classified as independent contractors, which means they will not be entitled to California overtime pay.Read [ Uber and Misclassification Repercussions ]
May 5, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
Los Angeles, CA: A Los Angeles restaurant chain has been ordered to pay $3.2 million in a California labor lawsuit filed by a former employee who alleged racial discrimination and wrongful termination. Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles is reportedly appealing the award and has since filed for bankruptcy.Read [ Restaurant Loses $3.2 Million California Labor Lawsuit ]
May 4, 2016. By The National Trial Lawyers.
Things haven’t been good lately for the widely-popular burrito chain Chipotle. From ongoing e-coli outbreaks to a sexual discrimination suit earlier this year, the Mexican grill is now facing violations of Section 8(a)(1) of the National Labor Relations Association (NLRA).Read [ Chipotle’s Social Media Policy is Illegal, Unlawfully Asked Employee to Delete Tweet ]
April 30, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
San Francisco, CA: A settlement has been announced in the Uber lawsuit filed by drivers who alleged they were misclassified as independent contractors even though they were treated like employees. The settlement will not see the drivers reclassified as employees, meaning they still will not be eligible for overtime pay, sick leave or other benefits. A similar settlement involving Uber drivers was recently rejected by the judge in that lawsuit.Read [ $84 Million Uber Settlement Announced ]
April 26, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
St. Paul, MN: There is little doubt that off the clock work keeps occurring as employers continue in their quest to squeeze as much work and as many hours out of their employees as possible without necessarily having to pay for it. The practice often results in a battle between employers continually trying to push the limits versus employees having drawn a line in the sand with a position that suggests, in sum, “if it’s a requirement of the job, you’re going to pay for it.”Read [ A Successful Off-the-Clock Work Lawsuit Needs Reasonable Evidence ]
April 18, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Los Angeles, CA A California labor lawsuit alleging various violations to California labor laws will go ahead as a class action, in spite of efforts by the defendants to have the two classes decertified. The original lawsuit was brought in December of 2011 in US District Court, Eastern District of California.Read [ California Labor Lawsuit Can Proceed as a Class Action ]
April 15, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Los Angeles, CA: Everyone working in the “shared economy” is likely waiting the outcome of the Lyft litigation with baited breath. Attorney Todd Scherwin explains that, if drivers have been misclassified, employers will be on the hook for California overtime and benefits - and it will cost the consumer.Read [ Lyft: The Jury’s Still Out ]
- North Carolina’s “Bathroom Bill” Has Serious Implications for State Employment Law By The National Trial Lawyers (Apr-14-16)
- Legacy of the California EDD: Quick to Deny, Slow to Appeal By Gordon Gibb (Apr-13-16)
- Judge Rejects $12.25 Million Lyft Settlement By Heidi Turner (Apr-11-16)
- Dr. Pepper Peppered with a Class-Action Overtime Pay Lawsuit By Gordon Gibb (Apr-10-16)
- Employment Attorney Predicts Lyft Class-Action Settlement Has Far-Reaching Implications By Jane Mundy (Apr-4-16)
- 60% of Companies are Facing a Class Action – New Survey Report By The National Trial Lawyers (Apr-3-16)
- California Unemployment Appeal Not the End of the Road By Heidi Turner (Apr-1-16)
- Tired of Doffing Her Pay, Server Gets Her Plaintiff On By Gordon Gibb (Mar-31-16)
- Lyft Settlement Might Not Pass Muster By Heidi Turner (Mar-31-16)
- Personal Care Workers: Are Your Employers in Compliance? By Gordon Gibb (Mar-28-16)
- Denied California Unemployment Insurance? Call in the Experts… By Gordon Gibb (Mar-25-16)
- EEOC Grants Employees Access to Employer Position Statements By The National Trial Lawyers (Mar-25-16)
- California Overtime Pay Lawsuit against Zillow Granted Class-Action Status By Gordon Gibb (Mar-22-16)
- California Workers Denied Unemployment Benefits Entitled to Appeal By Heidi Turner (Mar-16-16)
- California Labor Law, Arbitration and Retaliation By Jane Mundy (Mar-14-16)
- Taco Bell Shells Out California Overtime Settlement By Jane Mundy (Mar-12-16)
- Who’s Hispanic? New Trial After White Applicant Receives $1.3 Million for Race Discrimination By The National Trial Lawyers (Mar-10-16)
- California Uber Driver Given Unemployment Benefits By Heidi Turner (Mar-7-16)
- NLRB Orders Samsung to Stop Use of Employment Agreement Waiving Right to Sue By The National Trial Lawyers (Mar-4-16)
- Nail Salon Industry in New York Reportedly Filled with Wage Violations By Heidi Turner (Mar-1-16)
- California Plaintiff Alleges Violations of Overtime, Meal Breaks By Gordon Gibb (Feb-29-16)
- California Overtime Lawsuit Alleges Restaurants Violate Pay Laws By Heidi Turner (Feb-27-16)
- California Overtime Lawsuit Settlement Awards Restaurant Workers By Jane Mundy (Feb-18-16)
- Uber Lawsuit Alleges Driver Made $80 per Week By Heidi Turner (Feb-15-16)
- LAPD Employee Receives $1 Million Settlement for Workplace Retaliation By The National Trial Lawyers (Feb-13-16)
- California Overtime $1.5 Million Settlement Up for Final Approval in April By Gordon Gibb (Feb-8-16)
- Yahoo: Wrongful Termination and Discrimination or Disgruntled Employee? By Jane Mundy (Feb-4-16)
- Will Lyft Class-Action Settlement Backfire for Drivers? By Jane Mundy (Feb-2-16)
- Lyft Settles California Overtime Lawsuit By Heidi Turner (Jan-31-16)
- Business to Pay $1.75 Million for Unpaid Wages Linked to Bathroom Breaks By Heidi Turner (Jan-23-16)
- Stricter California Overtime Rules Spell More Lawsuits By Jane Mundy (Jan-21-16)
- Janitors Taking on Fred Meyer in Washington Employment Class Action By Gordon Gibb (Jan-19-16)
- Hollister Hit with $5 Million California Labor Class Action over On-Call Hours By Gordon Gibb (Jan-18-16)
- California Auto Dealer Takes Its Overtime Pay Laws Case to US Supreme Court By Gordon Gibb (Jan-15-16)
- California Labor Law: Looking Ahead to 2016 By Heidi Turner (Jan-11-16)
- California Labor Laws for 2016 and Fair Pay Act By Jane Mundy (Jan-4-16)
- California Judge Certifies Discrimination Class Action Suit for Female Attorneys By The National Trial Lawyers (Dec-31-15)
- Uber Lawsuit Judge Takes Ridesharing Company to Task By Heidi Turner (Dec-30-15)
- It’s Time: Time Warner Cable LLC Agrees to $1.25 Million Settlement By Gordon Gibb (Dec-28-15)
- SpaceX Flying High, and the Unpaid Wages Lawsuits Are Too By Gordon Gibb (Dec-24-15)