Legal News Articles - Employment
March 1, 2015. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Caregivers Protest New California Overtime Laws—or Lack Thereof ]
Sacramento, CA More than 400,000 California caregivers were scheduled to receive California overtime and an increase in pay starting in January, but a district court judge ruled against the federal wage law, arguing the changes must be made by legislature.
February 19, 2015. By Heidi Turner.
Read [ Major Victory for Truck Drivers in California Overtime Lawsuit ]
Los Angeles, CA One of the great sources of conflict in California overtime litigation is whether or not workers are considered employees or independent contractors. And although there are times when the matter is clear-cut, for some workers the issue is hazy and based more on industry history than on any legal definitions. But that division can be costly for workers who allege that as independent contractors they do not receive proper overtime pay and other benefits that regular employees are entitled to. As such, various California overtime lawsuits have been filed alleging workers were misclassified as independent contractors and denied overtime pay, in violation of state and federal laws.
February 11, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ California Government Worker Seeks Class-Action Status in Overtime Pay Lawsuit ]
San Francisco, CA A double standard is alleged amongst the ranks of investigators employed by KeyPoint Government Solutions Inc. This, according to an overtime pay lawsuit filed at the end of January in California by a KeyPoint investigator who feels there are potentially thousands of employees misclassified as contractors and thus are owed a ton of money in back pay, benefits and overtime.
February 6, 2015. By Heidi Turner.
Read [ ERISA Lawsuit to Be Heard by Supreme Court in February ]
Washington, DC An ERISA lawsuit concerning the statute of limitations in ERISA plan claims will be heard by the Supreme Court this month. The lawsuit, Tibble, et al vs. Edison International, et al, originally involved claims about imprudent investments for a company ERISA plan, but the Supreme Court will hear arguments concerning the statute of limitations in the ERISA plans.
February 2, 2015. By Heidi Turner.
Read [ Unpaid Wages Lawsuits Filed against Food Processors ]
Clovis, CA Two food processors face unpaid wages lawsuits alleging they failed to properly pay employees for all time spent in work-related duties. Included with the unpaid wages claims are allegations against one of the companies that employees were improperly charged for their uniforms. The lawsuits seek class-action status.
January 30, 2015. By Heidi Turner.
Read [ California Overtime Lawsuit Results in Ruling on Sleep Time ]
Los Angeles, CAOvertime pay laws concerning when employees should be given overtime pay are not nearly as straightforward as they may seem. In addition to exemptions given to certain employees, there are also various situations in which an employee may be deemed to be on duty or not on duty at the same time. While cases where an employee is on a worksite carrying out employment-related activities may be clear-cut, there are cases where employees are expected to be on call, including time spent sleeping. A lawsuit filed against a security company highlights these situations, with the California Supreme Court finding in favor of the security guards.
January 30, 2015. By The National Trial Lawyers.
New York’s Appellate Division Second Department reinstated a $3 million future pain and suffering award against the New York City Department of Environmental Protection for state labor law violations.Read [ NYC Liable for $3 Million for Unsafe Workplace ]
January 15, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Professor Denied Tenure Launches Ohio Employment Lawsuits ]
Athens, OH A former assistant professor at Ohio University has launched a series of Ohio Employment lawsuits against the university and other defendants, alleging the denial of tenure at the facility was because of his sexual orientation and religious beliefs. The actions were filed December 18.
January 9, 2015. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ California Overtime: Is There a Grinch in UPS Upper Management? ]
Sacramento, CA United Parcel Service (UPS) is back to its usual tricks: Not paying its employees California overtime. Is there a Grinch or several in upper management?
January 9, 2015. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Massive California Labor Ruling Victory for California Workers ]
San Francisco, CA The California Supreme Court last week ruled that workers who are required to stay at a worksite, such as security guards and domestic employees, should be compensated for all their hours, including sleep time. This decision may open the flood gates for California overtime claims.
- Three Courts Find for Plaintiffs, Wal-Mart May Again Appeal Unpaid Wages Claim By Gordon Gibb (Jan-8-15)
- Report: $1.3 Billion in Top ERISA Class-Action Settlements in 2014 By Heidi Turner (Jan-8-15)
- ICM Settlement with Interns Has California Labor Law Underpinnings By Gordon Gibb (Dec-29-14)
- Ohio Company to Pay More than $2 Million in Back Pay By Heidi Turner (Dec-16-14)
- Contractors, Showgirls Dancing to a Different Tune By Gordon Gibb (Dec-11-14)
- Donning and Doffing Lawsuit Reaches Proposed Settlement By Heidi Turner (Dec-5-14)
- Labor Department Wins $4.7 Million in ERISA Lawsuit By Heidi Turner (Dec-5-14)
- California Overtime Lawsuit Filed against Cleaning Company By Heidi Turner (Nov-29-14)
- NLRB Decision on FedEx Home Delivery Drivers Could Be Far-Reaching By Gordon Gibb (Nov-24-14)
- Unpaid Overtime Compensation: Can a Domestic Employer Afford to Pay? By Gordon Gibb (Nov-20-14)
- Supreme Court Petitioned to Hear Another ERISA Case By Heidi Turner (Nov-12-14)
- Off-the-Clock Work Lawsuits Combine to $9 Million in Settlements By Gordon Gibb (Nov-7-14)
- Does Working Double Shift Count for California Overtime? Attorney Weighs In… By Jane Mundy (Nov-5-14)
- Will Relaxed Implementation of FLSA Standards for Domestic Workers Backfire? By Gordon Gibb (Oct-31-14)
- Ohio Overtime Lawsuit Filed against Restaurant Chain By Heidi Turner (Oct-18-14)
- Respected Non-Profit Reports Problems with Internet Payday Loans: Survey By Gordon Gibb (Oct-18-14)
- Forced Arbitration: Corporations Opting Out of Justice and Fairness By Gordon Gibb (Oct-17-14)
- Personal Attendants Eligible for Overtime Pay By Heidi Turner (Oct-9-14)
- Unpaid Wages Lawsuit Being Watched Very Carefully By Gordon Gibb (Oct-7-14)
- Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Stock Options Case By Heidi Turner (Oct-4-14)
- Microsoft to Pay $2 Million in Workplace Bullying Case By Brenda Craig (Oct-4-14)
- Supreme Court Asked to Hear Donning and Doffing Lawsuit By Heidi Turner (Sep-29-14)
- Domestic Workers and Personal Attendants Still Targets of California Overtime Violations By Jane Mundy (Sep-29-14)
- Following Suit: Egress/Regress Lawsuit Updates By Heidi Turner (Sep-23-14)
- ERISA Turns 40 By Heidi Turner (Sep-17-14)
- Internet Payday Lender Group Sues, Regulators Promptly Fight Back By Gordon Gibb (Sep-15-14)
- Defunct Sushi Restaurant Owner Pays $35,000 in Ohio Employment Restitution By Gordon Gibb (Sep-2-14)
- Employer Must Defend Against A Wrongful Death Lawsuit For Not Monitoring Employee Computer Use By The National Trial Lawyers (Aug-29-14)
- Tyson Loses Donning and Doffing Appeal By Heidi Turner (Aug-25-14)
- Preliminary Approval of Settlement in Regions Morgan Keegan ERISA Lawsuit By Heidi Turner (Aug-22-14)
- Health Provider Faces $16.5 Million Hit in Proposed California Overtime Pay Settlement By Gordon Gibb (Aug-21-14)
- An Interview with Michael Mercieca—The Man Who Fought Microsoft and Won By Brenda Craig (Aug-19-14)
- The California Labor Law File: Two Wins for the Plaintiffs By Gordon Gibb (Aug-11-14)
- LinkedIn to Pay Nearly $6 Million in Overtime Lawsuit By Heidi Turner (Aug-10-14)
- Crackdown on Illegal Internet Payday Loans Nets Help for Consumers By Gordon Gibb (Aug-4-14)
- Save-A-Lot to Pay A lot to Ohio Employment Plaintiffs and Others By Gordon Gibb (Aug-3-14)
- Proposed Class-Action California Overtime Lawsuit v. The Gap Will Continue By Gordon Gibb (Jul-31-14)
- Robert “Bob” French, Beloved Bryan/College Station Chief Meteorologist Files Federal Lawsuit Against KBTX By LAS Staff Writer (Jul-28-14)
- Why Do Plaintiffs Want Penalties Reduced in Off-the-Clock Work Case? By Gordon Gibb (Jul-23-14)
- Sports Overtime Pay Lawsuits Filed in California By Heidi Turner (Jul-20-14)