Legal News Articles - Employment
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 ]
April 14, 2016. By The National Trial Lawyers.
The North Carolina “Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act,” or House Bill 2 (“HB2”) is arguably the most anti-LGBT statute that has ever been passed in the United States of America. But HB2 is about more than just adding limits on what local government entities can do regarding public bathroom usage.Read [ North Carolina’s “Bathroom Bill” Has Serious Implications for State Employment Law ]
April 13, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
San Bernardino, CA: It’s little wonder that Californians turn to the legal system and a California Unemployment Insurance Denial lawsuit to appeal denied benefits, given the apparent track record of the state Employment Development Department (EDD) as outlined in a damning series of articles two years ago in the Los Angeles Times.Read [ Legacy of the California EDD: Quick to Deny, Slow to Appeal ]
April 11, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
San Francisco, CA: A federal judge has rejected the settlement of a California labor lawsuit, finding plaintiffs’ attorneys undervalued the drivers’ claims and settled the suit for too little money. The ruling came in a California labor claim alleging Lyft drivers were misclassified as independent contractors, which deprived them of the protections and benefits given to employees. Although a preliminary settlement was reached, that settlement did not see drivers reclassified as employees, leading Teamsters and other Lyft drivers to file objections to the settlement.Read [ Judge Rejects $12.25 Million Lyft Settlement ]
April 10, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
San Bernardino, CA: An overtime pay laws class action was recently launched in the state of California alleging that a bottler of popular soft drinks incorrectly classified its Quality Supervisors as exempt from qualifying for overtime pay. It is also alleged that meal and rest periods, mandated under California labor law, were not provided.Read [ Dr. Pepper Peppered with a Class-Action Overtime Pay Lawsuit ]
- 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)
- Judge Hands Uber Another Setback in California Labor Lawsuit By Heidi Turner (Dec-21-15)
- California Overtime Lawsuit Settlement in the Home Stretch By Gordon Gibb (Dec-20-15)
- Operator of Homes for the Aged Facing California Labor Lawsuit By Gordon Gibb (Dec-14-15)
- A Not-So-Merry Christmas for California Woman Wrongfully Terminated By Jane Mundy (Dec-10-15)