Legal News Articles - Employment
February 29, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Los Angeles, CA: The new year brought a resolution to right a wrong for one California plaintiff, who last month filed a California Labor Lawsuit alleging nonpayment of owed overtime pay, together with the lack of provision and allowance for uninterrupted meal breaks as required under California labor law and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).Read [ California Plaintiff Alleges Violations of Overtime, Meal Breaks ]
February 27, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
Los Angeles, CA: A California overtime lawsuit alleges a company that owns IHOP and Applebee’s restaurants violates California overtime laws by not properly paying overtime and other earned wages. The lawsuit was filed on February 18, 2016, by Jewel Gardner against DineEquity Inc. in California court. Gardner argues in her lawsuit that she was misclassified as exempt from overtime pay and was wrongfully terminated from her position.Read [ California Overtime Lawsuit Alleges Restaurants Violate Pay Laws ]
February 18, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Los Angeles, CA: Contrary to how some restaurant employers choose to conduct business, it doesn’t pay to cheat employees out of California overtime pay. For example, a recent overtime complaint resulted in the owners of a number of sushi and ramen eateries, namely Gatten Sushi and Yushoken Ramen, paying their sushi chefs and other workers $621,000 in back wages and damages, and $156,640 in civil penalties.Read [ California Overtime Lawsuit Settlement Awards Restaurant Workers ]
February 15, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
Sacramento, CA: Although the Lyft California labor lawsuit has been settled, the Uber lawsuit has so far not slowed down, with more drivers joining lawsuits filed in more than 10 states. A federal labor lawsuit filed in California has already been certified a class action, and a new lawsuit filed in Philadelphia illustrates some of the complaints alleged by drivers across the United States. Plaintiffs say they were misclassified as independent contractors when they should have been employees. Because of that misclassification, the lawsuits allege, drivers were improperly denied benefits and protections they should have received.Read [ Uber Lawsuit Alleges Driver Made $80 per Week ]
February 13, 2016. By The National Trial Lawyers.
A Los Angeles Superior Court plaintiff received a $1 million settlement for her lawsuit against the city for discrimination, harassment and retaliation. Plaintiff Danielle Wells, a Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) employee, filed a government tort claim and eventually a lawsuit against the City for serious violations of California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and of Labor Code § 1102.5.Read [ LAPD Employee Receives $1 Million Settlement for Workplace Retaliation ]
February 8, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Los Angeles, CA: It was in December of last year that an overtime pay laws class action was quietly granted preliminary approval for a $1.5 million settlement. Plaintiffs in the action are looking forward to April 12, the date during which arguments for final approval will be heard.Read [ California Overtime $1.5 Million Settlement Up for Final Approval in April ]
February 4, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
San Jose, CA: A former Yahoo employee has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against the Internet giant, claiming gender discrimination, a violation of the California labor law.Read [ Yahoo: Wrongful Termination and Discrimination or Disgruntled Employee? ]
February 2, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
San Francisco, CA: While the recent Lyft class-action settlement addresses certain California labor laws that will benefit its drivers, those drivers are still classified as independent contractors rather than employees.Read [ Will Lyft Class-Action Settlement Backfire for Drivers? ]
January 31, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
Sacramento, CA: Lyft has agreed to settle the proposed class-action California overtime lawsuit filed by thousands of the company’s drivers, who alleged they were misclassified as independent contractors instead of employees. The settlement leaves Uber, another ride-sharing company, to face its own lawsuit filed by drivers who claim they should be considered employees and are entitled to rights and benefits including overtime pay and sick days.Read [ Lyft Settles California Overtime Lawsuit ]
January 23, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
Philadelphia, PA: We’ve all heard of companies that refused to pay their employees for time spent putting on or taking off uniforms, and companies that faced unpaid wages lawsuits for time employees spent in security checks. But what about lawsuits where the employer is alleged to have forced employees to clock out to go to the bathroom? Those are the allegations faced by a publishing company that was recently told to pay $1.75 million for denying employees their pay when they got up to use the bathroom.Read [ Business to Pay $1.75 Million for Unpaid Wages Linked to Bathroom Breaks ]
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- 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)
- California Caregivers File Wage Theft Lawsuit By Jane Mundy (Dec-9-15)
- Illinois Family Video Plaintiffs Not Exactly a Happy Family By Gordon Gibb (Dec-2-15)
- California Labor Law Class-Action Plaintiffs Pushing Hard for Final Approval By Gordon Gibb (Nov-30-15)
- California Overtime Pay and Wage Class-Action Lawsuit Targets SkyWest By Gordon Gibb (Nov-28-15)
- Police Battle the State of Nevada over Pay for Union Activities By Gordon Gibb (Nov-28-15)
- Tyson Foods Donning and Doffing Case Heard by Supreme Court By Heidi Turner (Nov-25-15)
- 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)