Legal News Articles - Employment
December 21, 2015. By Heidi Turner.
San Francisco, CA: Uber has been handed another setback in the California labor law claims filed by the company’s drivers. In September, US District Court Judge Edward Chen granted class-action status to plaintiffs in the California labor lawsuit. Now, the judge has made another ruling that could add thousands of more plaintiffs to the suit: he ruled the company’s arbitration clause was not enforceable.Read [ Judge Hands Uber Another Setback in California Labor Lawsuit ]
December 20, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Los Angeles, CA: In what should be a bit of Christmas cheer for plaintiffs, a federal judge in California has signed off on a settlement that will end an overtime pay laws and off-the-clock work dispute between a class of disgruntled employees and their employer, Burlington Coat Factory.Read [ California Overtime Lawsuit Settlement in the Home Stretch ]
December 14, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Union City, CA: A California labor lawsuit has been filed by the US Department of Labor against the owners and operators of elderly and assisted living facilities located in Union City. The allegations include various wage and hour violations against the California labor code.Read [ Operator of Homes for the Aged Facing California Labor Lawsuit ]
December 10, 2015. By Jane Mundy.
Kettleman City, CA: Last week Paula was fired from her housekeeping job at a hotel, just two days before the Christmas party when management hands out bonuses.Read [ A Not-So-Merry Christmas for California Woman Wrongfully Terminated ]
“My children’s Christmas has just been crushed,” Paula says.“For five years I gave them my 100 percent and to be repaid with this - what am I going to tell my kids?” Paula (not her real name) wasn’t given a reason for getting fired, but she believes her employer violated the California labor law by wrongfully terminating her.
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 ]
- One California Overtime Lawsuit Dismissed As Another Takes Off By Heidi Turner (Nov-24-15)
- Apple California Lawsuit Dismissed By Heidi Turner (Nov-23-15)
- California Labor Law Class Action Settles for $2.5 Million By Gordon Gibb (Nov-16-15)
- Home Care Workers Expecting California Overtime Pay By Jane Mundy (Nov-13-15)
- Age Discrimination “Rampant” Says Attorney Lisa Maki By Brenda Craig (Nov-13-15)
- Wrongfully Terminated after 24 Years on the Job By Jane Mundy (Nov-9-15)
- 11th Circuit Awards $42,000 to Florida Workers for Misclassification as Contractors By The National Trial Lawyers (Nov-5-15)
- Amazon Faces California Employee Lawsuit By Heidi Turner (Nov-2-15)
- California Overtime and Meal Breaks Class Action Revived By Gordon Gibb (Oct-31-15)
- Defamation Argument Serves Fired Workers Best By Brenda Craig (Oct-30-15)
- Boston Jury Awards $11M to Public Servant for Race Discrimination and Retaliation By The National Trial Lawyers (Oct-29-15)
- Will Judicial Ruling Impact Similar California Labor Lawsuits? By Gordon Gibb (Oct-26-15)
- Major Clothing Retailers Hit with California Labor Lawsuits By Heidi Turner (Oct-22-15)
- Misclassification Does Not Trump Overtime By Jane Mundy (Oct-21-15)
- Fired Worker Gets Half a Million By Brenda Craig (Oct-20-15)
- Keurig Coffee Hit with Donning and Doffing Lawsuit By Gordon Gibb (Oct-19-15)
- California Beauty School Labor Lawsuit Could Represent Thousands By Gordon Gibb (Oct-12-15)
- California Overtime Pay Plaintiffs Seek Final Approval of $4.25 Million Settlement By Gordon Gibb (Oct-11-15)
- Workers Allege Overtime Pay Violations in Pennsylvania Employment Lawsuit By Gordon Gibb (Oct-10-15)
- California Labor Law Class-Action Wheels in Motion for Delivery Drivers By Jane Mundy (Oct-5-15)
- Staples Hit with Putative Class Action, Alleging Misclassification By Gordon Gibb (Sep-26-15)
- Microsoft Accused of Discrimination against Women By Jane Mundy (Sep-21-15)
- Proposed Overtime Pay Laws Could Affect Many California Workers By Heidi Turner (Sep-19-15)
- Donning and Doffing Lawsuit Nets $9.75 Million Settlement By Heidi Turner (Sep-16-15)
- California Overtime Pay for Care Workers—About Time By Jane Mundy (Sep-8-15)
- Uber Lawsuit Gets Class-Action Status By Heidi Turner (Sep-8-15)
- Ohio Employment Lawsuit Accuses Televangelist of Stiffing Employees By Gordon Gibb (Sep-1-15)
- California Overtime Class Action Launched against Hospice Care Provider By Gordon Gibb (Aug-29-15)
- Uber Faces Another Wrench in California Labor Law By Jane Mundy (Aug-24-15)
- Florida Lawsuits Allege Improprieties against Burger King, Franchisees By Gordon Gibb (Aug-24-15)
- Employer’s Three Strikes for California Overtime Violations By Jane Mundy (Aug-21-15)
- Former and Current Workers Launch Unpaid Wages Class Action against Hertz Corp. By Gordon Gibb (Aug-19-15)
- $4 Million Award in L.A. for Hispanic Boss Harassing Disabled White Coworker By The National Trial Lawyers (Aug-14-15)
- Judge Grants Class-Action Status to California Labor Lawsuit against Apple By Heidi Turner (Aug-10-15)
- Overtime Lawsuits in the Sharing Economy By Heidi Turner (Aug-8-15)
- California Labor Law Action v. FedEx Certified As Class Action By Gordon Gibb (Aug-1-15)
- Cheerleaders Cheering New California Overtime Pay Law By Gordon Gibb (Jul-30-15)
- Texas Employee Files Lawsuit for Unpaid Wages By Heidi Turner (Jul-26-15)
- FLSA, Wages and Fair Labor Standards Act, The National Retail Federation By Jane Mundy (Jul-24-15)
- Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Donning and Doffing Lawsuit By Heidi Turner (Jul-22-15)