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Los Cuidadores a la Espera de Horas Extraordinarias de California

Los Cuidadores a la Espera de Horas Extraordinarias de California June 23, 2015. By Jane Mundy.
Los Angeles, CA Charlene renunció a su trabajo como supervisor minorista para cuidar de su madre, que requiere atención 24/7. "Yo no tengo ningún ahorro u otros medios de ingreso, así que contaba con un salario justo y las horas extraordinarias de California cuando el IHSS patada en enero pasado", dice Charlene.
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Unpaid Overtime Plaintiff Alleges Misclassification in Class-Action Lawsuit

Unpaid Overtime Plaintiff Alleges Misclassification in Class-Action Lawsuit June 21, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
San Francisco, CA Yet another California overtime pay laws class action alleging misclassification of employees as independent contractors has been filed, this time by an employee of a start-up valet parking service. The allegation holds that the defendant, Luxe Valet Inc., controls every singular aspect of the parking process as if attendants were employees. But they are not. In so doing, it is alleged that Valet attendants miss out on overtime pay under California overtime law.
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Uber Drivers Are Employees California Labor Commissioner’s Office Rules

Uber Drivers Are Employees California Labor Commissioner’s Office Rules June 18, 2015. By Lucy Campbell.
San Francisco, CA A landmark decision has been reached by the California Labor Commissioner’s Office, favoring Uber drivers who claim to be employees, not contractors. If upheld, Uber drivers would be entitled to health care benefits, worker’s compensation and payroll taxes, as well as reimbursable expenses such as gas and car maintenance, under California labor law.
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Unsealed E-mails to Apple CEO Allege Off-the-Clock Work through Bag Checks

Unsealed E-mails to Apple CEO Allege Off-the-Clock Work through Bag Checks June 17, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Los Angeles, CA As successor to Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs, Tim Cook may be the face presented to the world when new products such as the Apple watch are released. But he’s also an employer too, and a number of employees have taken Cook and Apple Inc. to task over unpaid wages claims and off the clock work.
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Walmart Could Owe $100 Million in Back Pay

Walmart Could Owe $100 Million in Back Pay June 13, 2015. By Heidi Turner.
Los Angeles, CA A federal judge has ruled that Walmart violated California minimum wage laws in its payment of truck drivers. The judge made the ruling in late May, finding Walmart did not pay its truck drivers at least minimum wage for all time worked. Under Walmart’s pay policies, truck drivers are paid by mileage and activity, not by the hour, meaning they may not be paid minimum wage when all work-related duties are factored in.
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Nevada Employment Plaintiff Wins Appeal, Lawsuit Can Continue

Nevada Employment Plaintiff Wins Appeal, Lawsuit Can Continue June 12, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Henderson, NV A former employee of an Applebee’s restaurant in Nevada who had her Nevada employment sexual harassment lawsuit tossed due to problems with the timing involved with the filing of her complaint will have her day in court after all, following the decision of an appellate panel. Last week the Ninth Circuit ruled that Maria Escobedo had indeed filed her complaint within the mandated time limits, and that a judge had erred when he forced the plaintiff to pay a filing fee.
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Armored Vehicle Drivers and Couriers: Due Diligence Required

Armored Vehicle Drivers and Couriers: Due Diligence Required June 7, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Camden, NJ If labor laws are anything, they are complicated. To that end, an employee could be forgiven for not having a good, working and fundamental knowledge of labor laws that govern their own particular jobs. And even then, the employee tends to trust management with the finer points of keeping everything sorted out. However, that is not always the case. And using Armored Car Drivers Unpaid Overtime as an example, it’s easy to see how things can go off the rails quickly, leaving employees with less pay than they might otherwise deserve.
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Female Mounties Allege Gender Harassment in Class-Action Hearing

Female Mounties Allege Gender Harassment in Class-Action Hearing June 3, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Vancouver, BC They are an iconic symbol of all that is good, just and fair within Canada and the Canadian Culture: The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, or RCMP. With their distinctive crisp red uniforms and wide-brim hats, the RCMP has stood proudly for generations as a backdrop for hallowed halls of government, pomp and circumstance. Not to mention crime prevention and the maintaining of law and order. For years, the RCMP Musical Ride thrilled audiences with their precision on horseback. But now, the RCMP is accused by female officers of having been taken on a very different ride: gender discrimination and harassment.
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Indian National Launches Overtime Pay Laws Class Action against Wipro

Indian National Launches Overtime Pay Laws Class Action against Wipro May 30, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Los Angeles, CA A former employee of IT juggernaut Wipro is taking his former employer to task for allegedly misclassifying him as exempt from overtime, even though overtime pay laws suggest he should have been paid overtime for additional hours worked, or so it is alleged. Plaintiff Suri Payala’s overtime pay lawsuit is proposed as a class action, on behalf of other citizens of foreign countries who may have traveled to the US under L-1B visas processed by Wipro but were not apprised of their rights under California wage and hour laws, or so it is alleged.
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Tyson Donning and Doffing Petition Sent to Supreme Court

Tyson Donning and Doffing Petition Sent to Supreme Court May 26, 2015. By Heidi Turner.
Washington, DC Petitions to the Supreme Court have been filed in the Tyson Foods unpaid wages lawsuit, in which employees claimed they were improperly not paid for time spent donning and doffing protective gear for work. Both sides have submitted arguments to the Supreme Court related to the unpaid wages claim, which employees had previously won.
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