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A Not-So-Merry Christmas for California Woman Wrongfully Terminated

A Not-So-Merry Christmas for California Woman Wrongfully Terminated 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.
“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.
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California Caregivers File Wage Theft Lawsuit

California Caregivers File Wage Theft Lawsuit 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.
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Illinois Family Video Plaintiffs Not Exactly a Happy Family

Illinois Family Video Plaintiffs Not Exactly a Happy Family 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.
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California Labor Law Class-Action Plaintiffs Pushing Hard for Final Approval

California Labor Law Class-Action Plaintiffs Pushing Hard for Final Approval 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.
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California Overtime Pay and Wage Class-Action Lawsuit Targets SkyWest

California Overtime Pay and Wage Class-Action Lawsuit Targets SkyWest 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.
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Police Battle the State of Nevada over Pay for Union Activities

Police Battle the State of Nevada over Pay for Union Activities 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.
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Tyson Foods Donning and Doffing Case Heard by Supreme Court

Tyson Foods Donning and Doffing Case Heard by Supreme Court 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.
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One California Overtime Lawsuit Dismissed As Another Takes Off

One California Overtime Lawsuit Dismissed As Another Takes Off November 24, 2015. By Heidi Turner.
San Francisco, CA: A judge in a California overtime lawsuit has dismissed the plaintiffs’ claims against Apple Inc. The lawsuit alleged workers at Apple stores were denied overtime pay for time spent waiting in line for bag checks, and the ruling could have implications for other overtime lawsuits involving claims about security checks. Meanwhile, a lawsuit has been filed against Amazon Prime, alleging drivers were misclassified as independent contractors and denied the benefits that went along with being employees, including overtime pay.
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Apple California Lawsuit Dismissed

Apple California Lawsuit Dismissed November 23, 2015. By Heidi Turner.
San Francisco, CA: A California labor lawsuit filed against Apple Inc., has been dismissed, with the judge ruling Apple did not violate employees’ rights to be paid for time spent during bag checks. The class-action California lawsuit was filed by employees at California Apple stores, who alleged they were owed pay for time spent in security checks.
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California Labor Law Class Action Settles for $2.5 Million

California Labor Law Class Action Settles for $2.5 Million November 16, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
San Francisco, CA: A California labor lawsuit that reached right across the nation is poised for a fair and reasonable outcome after plaintiffs urged the presiding judge to approve a settlement worth $2.5 million. The California labor lawsuit, which involves former and current security guards employed by Securitas, alleged various violations to California and federal statutes.
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