Legal News Articles - Employment
June 23, 2015. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Los Cuidadores a la Espera de Horas Extraordinarias de California ]
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.
June 21, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Unpaid Overtime Plaintiff Alleges Misclassification in Class-Action Lawsuit ]
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.
June 18, 2015. By Lucy Campbell.
Read [ Uber Drivers Are Employees California Labor Commissioner’s Office Rules ]
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.
June 17, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Unsealed E-mails to Apple CEO Allege Off-the-Clock Work through Bag Checks ]
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.
June 13, 2015. By Heidi Turner.
Read [ Walmart Could Owe $100 Million in Back Pay ]
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.
June 12, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Nevada Employment Plaintiff Wins Appeal, Lawsuit Can Continue ]
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.
June 7, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Armored Vehicle Drivers and Couriers: Due Diligence Required ]
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.
June 3, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Female Mounties Allege Gender Harassment in Class-Action Hearing ]
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.
May 30, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Indian National Launches Overtime Pay Laws Class Action against Wipro ]
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.
May 26, 2015. By Heidi Turner.
Read [ Tyson Donning and Doffing Petition Sent to Supreme Court ]
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.
- AT&T Faces California Overtime Lawsuit By Heidi Turner (May-21-15)
- Au pairs and Massachusetts Labor Law: Cultural Exchange or Exploitation? By Gordon Gibb (May-7-15)
- Walmart Accused of Overtime Wage Theft By Heidi Turner (Apr-30-15)
- Portland Truck Plant Subject of Oregon Employment Lawsuits Over Harassment By Gordon Gibb (Apr-24-15)
- California Employment Attorney: “Everyone’s Time Is Valuable” By Heidi Turner (Apr-21-15)
- Strippers Awarded $250,000 For Wages Withheld by Cabaret Owner By The National Trial Lawyers (Apr-21-15)
- Car Repair Advisers Entitled to California Overtime By Jane Mundy (Apr-9-15)
- Viacom Reaches A $7.2 Million Settlement in Unpaid Wages Suit By The National Trial Lawyers (Apr-8-15)
- Overtime Pay Laws Litigation Filed against Sushi Outlets, Bakeries By Gordon Gibb (Mar-28-15)
- Automobile Service Advisers Entitled to Overtime Pay, Court Rules By Lucy Campbell (Mar-27-15)
- More On-Demand Companies Face California Overtime Lawsuits By Jane Mundy (Mar-21-15)
- California Labor Law May Slam on the Brakes for Uber and Lyft By Jane Mundy (Mar-16-15)
- Papa John’s Franchisee Hit with $2 Million New York Labor Law Judgment By Gordon Gibb (Mar-13-15)
- Age Discrimination Case Against Zillow Can Proceed By The National Trial Lawyers (Mar-13-15)
- Retaliation Remains the #1 Employment Law Claim By The National Trial Lawyers (Mar-5-15)
- Off-the-Clock Work Allegations Made against Well-Known Establishments By Gordon Gibb (Mar-4-15)
- Caregivers Protest New California Overtime Laws—or Lack Thereof By Jane Mundy (Mar-1-15)
- Major Victory for Truck Drivers in California Overtime Lawsuit By Heidi Turner (Feb-19-15)
- California Government Worker Seeks Class-Action Status in Overtime Pay Lawsuit By Gordon Gibb (Feb-11-15)
- ERISA Lawsuit to Be Heard by Supreme Court in February By Heidi Turner (Feb-6-15)
- Unpaid Wages Lawsuits Filed against Food Processors By Heidi Turner (Feb-2-15)
- California Overtime Lawsuit Results in Ruling on Sleep Time By Heidi Turner (Jan-30-15)
- NYC Liable for $3 Million for Unsafe Workplace By The National Trial Lawyers (Jan-30-15)
- Professor Denied Tenure Launches Ohio Employment Lawsuits By Gordon Gibb (Jan-15-15)
- California Overtime: Is There a Grinch in UPS Upper Management? By Jane Mundy (Jan-9-15)
- Massive California Labor Ruling Victory for California Workers By Jane Mundy (Jan-9-15)
- 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)