Legal News Articles - Employment
October 18, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
Read [ Ohio Overtime Lawsuit Filed against Restaurant Chain ]
Columbus, OH A former waitress has filed an Ohio employment lawsuit, alleging violations of federal and Ohio labor laws, including failure to pay minimum wage and failure to pay overtime. The Ohio overtime lawsuit has been granted class-action status.
October 18, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Respected Non-Profit Reports Problems with Internet Payday Loans: Survey ]
Washington, DC You have to know that something is a definitive issue when the venerable Cable News Network aka CNN gets into the act. This time it’s CNNMoney, reporting on Internet payday loans and the efforts of the Pew Charitable Trusts to establish a snapshot of just how bad things can get. Given the availability and ease of acquiring a payday loan online, little wonder so many Americans and even state Attorneys General are filing a payday loan lawsuit.
October 17, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Forced Arbitration: Corporations Opting Out of Justice and Fairness ]
Washington, DC There are two distinct messages to be taken away from the whole debacle of forced binding arbitration: 1) The basic ideals of our forefathers are going to hell in a hand basket, and 2) Equality is dead.
October 9, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
Read [ Personal Attendants Eligible for Overtime Pay ]
Sacramento, CA For personal attendants who have long been subject to unpaid overtime, the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights now provides them with overtime pay. The problem could be making sure their employers actually follow California’s overtime pay laws. Employers who would prefer to continue paying their personal attendants a day rate for time worked will find themselves on the wrong side of the law.
October 7, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Unpaid Wages Lawsuit Being Watched Very Carefully ]
Washington, DC Tomorrow, the US Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments over an off-the-clock work lawsuit involving the giant online retailer Amazon Inc. What the top court decides will determine whether or not the unpaid wages lawsuit will get to federal trial court. If it gets that far, Amazon may find itself on a track that could eventually result in a $100 million bill to settle compensation claims over back wages from some 400,000 workers.
October 4, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
Read [ Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Stock Options Case ]
Washington, DC The US Supreme Court will hear an ERISA lawsuit alleging a company provided imprudent investments for an ERISA plan. The case was taken to the Supreme Court after lower courts found that employees at Edison International could not file suit because the statute of limitations on the employee benefits claim had run out.
October 4, 2014. By Brenda Craig.
Read [ Microsoft to Pay $2 Million in Workplace Bullying Case ]
Austin, TXMichael Mercieca kept the faith and after seven years finally saw the courts order Microsoft to pay for bullying him to a near breaking point.
September 29, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
Read [ Supreme Court Asked to Hear Donning and Doffing Lawsuit ]
Washington, DC Given the confusing nature of labor laws and employee rights, issues such as unpaid wages and off-the-clock work are not as straightforward as they might seem. As a result, the US Supreme Court has reportedly been asked to hear a case involving an unpaid wages claim by employees who have spent time preparing for work.
September 29, 2014. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Domestic Workers and Personal Attendants Still Targets of California Overtime Violations ]
Sacramento, CA Although California’s Domestic Worker Bill of Rights (California AB 241) came into effect almost 10 months ago to protect in-home workers from California overtime violations, there are still reports of home aides overtime violations. Paying “day rates” is illegal under the bill because it doesn’t allow for overtime compensation.
September 23, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
Egress/regress lawsuits are similar to unpaid wages lawsuits in that they allege employees are not properly paid for all time worked. What sets them apart, however, are the duties that are being performed off the clock. Egress/regress lawsuits (sometimes called donning and doffing lawsuits) allege that employees should be paid for time spent putting on or taking off required safety gear or uniforms, logging in to or out of computer systems for call centers, waiting for security checks so they can leave their workplace, attending mandatory meetings or walking to or from their job site in uniform (such as at theme parks, where the employee must be dressed in character prior to setting foot on park grounds and required to answer guest questions while in character). These activities can add up to a half an hour or more of unpaid work per shift for an employee; and if the employee works full-time, that could mean that the employee is missing out on overtime pay.Read [ Following Suit: Egress/Regress Lawsuit Updates ]
- 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)
- Overtime and Wage Violations Seen in Unlikely Places By Heidi Turner (Jul-19-14)
- LawyersandSettlements.com Interviews Attorney Roy Pollack About The Recent Microsoft Wrongful Termination Lawsuit Decision By LAS Staff Writer (Jul-16-14)
- California Overtime Law Applies to Group Homes By Jane Mundy (Jul-14-14)
- Is Your Internet Payday Loan Provider Legal Where You Live? By Gordon Gibb (Jul-11-14)
- Supreme Court Rejects Presumption of Prudence in ERISA Lawsuits By Heidi Turner (Jul-6-14)
- Plaintiffs in Texas Lawsuit Seek Pay for Riding Company Bus By Gordon Gibb (Jul-1-14)
- California Labor Lawsuit Filed by Caregivers By Heidi Turner (Jun-30-14)
- Petco’s Motion to Dismiss Overtime Pay Claim Denied By Heidi Turner (Jun-28-14)
- Unpaid Wages Lawsuit Settled By Heidi Turner (Jun-25-14)
- Healthcare Contractor Hit with Unpaid Overtime Lawsuit, Plaintiffs Allege Missed Breaks By Gordon Gibb (Jun-19-14)
- $1.2M Settlement for Best Buy Worker Who Slipped Out of Unsafe Harness By The National Trial Lawyers (Jun-19-14)
- Internet Payday Lender May Owe As Much As $20 Million to Consumers By Gordon Gibb (Jun-15-14)
- Cleveland Settles Ohio Employment Class Action with Municipal Workers By Gordon Gibb (Jun-13-14)
- Texas Employment: Construction Workers Subject to Violations of Their Rights By Heidi Turner (Jun-12-14)
- ERISA Lawsuits: DOL Taking Action against ERISA Violations By Heidi Turner (Jun-12-14)
- Snoop Dogg Dodges California Overtime By Jane Mundy (Jun-9-14)
- Contractor Hit with Lawsuit for Ohio Employment Violations By Gordon Gibb (May-31-14)
- Texas Employment Law: Independent Contractors vs. Employees By Heidi Turner (May-29-14)
- California Lawsuit Results in $21 Million Settlement By Heidi Turner (May-28-14)
- Bullied Microsoft Employee Gave His “Heart and Soul” to the Company By Brenda Craig (May-23-14)
- Plaintiffs in Texas Employment Lawsuit Settle “Souper” Wage Dispute By Gordon Gibb (May-15-14)
- Boeing Faces ERISA Suit Linked to Autism Coverage By Heidi Turner (May-15-14)
- Credit and Debit Card Companies Aiding the Fight against Predatory Internet Pay Loans By Gordon Gibb (May-14-14)
- Microsoft Hit with $11.6M Verdict for Wrongful Termination of Star Salesman By The National Trial Lawyers (May-13-14)