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September 20, 2021. By Anne Wallace.
Butte, MT U.S. Minerals, Inc. has agreed to plead guilty to a federal misdemeanor charge under the Clean Air Act (CAA) and to pay a criminal penalty of $393,200. The mining company has also agreed to a medical monitoring program for current and former employees who have been exposed to elevated levels of arsenic. Employees who take advantage of the medical monitoring program will not forfeit their right to pursue civil lawsuits, including unpaid wages claims, as the facts dictate. In addition, U.S. Minerals has also offered to settle a civil lawsuit brought by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for $106,800.
September 17, 2021. By Anne Wallace.
Fresno, CA Three former employees of Kraft Heinz Foods Co. at the Tulare, California plant have filed a lawsuit citing violations of federal and California employee labor laws including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Section 1981 of the Civil Rights Act of 1866; the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), the Ralph Civil Rights Act, and the Tom Bane Civil Rights Act.
September 13, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
St Louis, MO Philips CPAP sleep machine recall has caused a rude awakening for thousands of users who rely on the sleep machine to get them through the night – alive. Meanwhile, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation will discuss next month the future of sleep machine lawsuits throughout the federal court system.
September 10, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA Assembly Bill 701 is expected to reach California lawmakers any day now. Bill 701 will curtail Amazon’s algorithm-led and unfavorable warehouse work conditions by requiring warehouses to disclose quotas and work speed metrics to employees and government agencies. The bill will also put an end to “time off task” penalties that affect health and safety, including bathroom use, and prohibit retaliation against workers who complain.
September 8, 2021. By Anne Wallace.
San Francisco, CA In Google LLC and Alphabet Inc, the National Labor Relations Board (Board) charged Google and its parent company, Alphabet, Inc. with violating Sections 7 and 8 of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). That federal law guarantees the rights of workers to unionize, join together to advance their interests as employees, and to refrain from such activity – rights in addition to those covered by California labor law.
September 6, 2021. By Anne Wallace.
Miami, FL On August17, three former participants in the Baptist Health South Florida, Inc. 403(b) Employee Retirement Plan (BHSF Plan) sued plan fiduciaries for breaching their duty of loyalty and prudence to participants and beneficiaries by paying “astronomical” management fees. The named plaintiffs in the ERISA lawsuit seek to represent more than 23,500 current and former participants.
September 3, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
Oakland, CA Workers at Oaklands McDonald’s who claimed they had to wear dog diapers and coffee filters instead of face masks settled a California safety lawsuit August 12.
September 2, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA Three El Super grocery stores in Southern California were slapped with fines of more than $447,000 by California regulators last month for failing to provide or delay sick leave during the pandemic. The California Labor Commissioner’s Office said some of the 95 employees were forced to work while sick, others were told to apply for unemployment while quarantining or in isolation, and others waited months to be paid.
September 1, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA Philips “regretfully” told its investors of a foam problem with certain sleep and respiratory care products, including DreamStation CPAP Machines, but consumers weren’t told of the serious problem until the recall—issued 49 days after investors knew. Consequently, CPAP sleep machine lawsuits alleging failure to warn are mounting.
August 31, 2021. By Anne Wallace.
Los Angeles, CA The federal court for the Central District of California has approved a settlement under which CVS Pharmacy will pay retail pharmacists $10.4 million to compensate them for off-the-clock training time. Chalian v. CVS alleges that the retail pharmacy giant failed to credit time actually spent in required training, in violation of California labor law.
- Bard Hernia Mesh Bellwether Trial Underway By Jane Mundy (Aug-30-21)
- New Roundup MDL Claimants Must Participate in Settlement Process By Anne Wallace (Aug-29-21)
- Louisiana Paraquat Distributor files Toxic Tort Lawsuit against Syngenta By Anne Wallace (Aug-27-21)
- Maine First to Enact Ban on Polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) By Jane Mundy (Aug-26-21)
- Zantac Bellwether Trials Likely in 2023 By Anne Wallace (Aug-25-21)
- Boy Scouts Sexual Abuse Agreement By Jane Mundy (Aug-23-21)
- Patients “Deceived” and “Scammed” by ER Fees By Jane Mundy (Aug-18-21)
- YUM! Brands Recruiter Files ERISA Lawsuit over Misclassification By Anne Wallace (Aug-16-21)
- Drivers’ PAGA Claims Survive Postmates’ Arbitration Challenge By Anne Wallace (Aug-13-21)
- Washington Football Team to Pay $10 Million Plus Legal Fees to End Sexual Harassment Claims By Anne Wallace (Aug-12-21)
- Uber and Lyft Drivers Strike, California Misclassification Lawsuit Drags On By Jane Mundy (Aug-10-21)
- Minor League Baseball Players Sue for Unpaid California Wages By Anne Wallace (Aug-9-21)
- SkyWest Flight Attendants File Rest and Meal Break California Lawsuit By Jane Mundy (Aug-2-21)
- ABM Industries to Settle Janitors’ Wage Lawsuits for $140 Million By Anne Wallace (Jul-30-21)
- Taxpayer Dollars up in PFAS Smoke? By Jane Mundy (Jul-28-21)
- Another Monsanto Roundup Lawsuit filed in California By Jane Mundy (Jul-26-21)
- Creeping Data Collection at Family Dollar, Dollar Tree By Anne Wallace (Jul-23-21)
- Uber’s Ratings System Racist? By Jane Mundy (Jul-22-21)
- ERISA Lawsuit Alleges DuPont Underpaid Retirees By Anne Wallace (Jul-21-21)
- Emergency Room Overcharges Patient now Debt Collector Victim By Jane Mundy (Jul-16-21)
- Magistrate Recommends Certification of Some Classes in Amazon Wage Lawsuit By Anne Wallace (Jul-15-21)
- City National Bank Sued for Whistleblower Retaliation in California Court By Jane Mundy (Jul-13-21)
- Pilgrim’s Pride Settles Out of “Wage-Fixing” Lawsuit By Anne Wallace (Jul-12-21)
- Jander ERISA Lawsuit Settles, but Leaves Questions By Anne Wallace (Jul-9-21)
- Jury heard 3M Combat Arms Earplug Plaintiff Loud and Clear By Jane Mundy (Jul-8-21)
- Entry-Level Manager Sues Amazon for Misclassification By Anne Wallace (Jul-6-21)
- Syngenta Sues Insurers to Mount Defense, Pay Excess Claims By Anne Wallace (Jun-30-21)
- J&J Talc Plaintiffs: It Pays to Persevere By Jane Mundy (Jun-25-21)
- Ninth Circuit Reverses $102 Million Wage Penalty against Walmart By Anne Wallace (Jun-24-21)
- Air Force Veteran Files Kidney Cancer Lawsuit Citing Firefighting Foam By Anne Wallace (Jun-22-21)
- Goodbye to Glyphosate? By Anne Wallace (Jun-18-21)
- Nike to Settle Bag Check Lawsuit for $8.25 Million By Anne Wallace (Jun-16-21)
- No Surprises Act to Eliminate ER Overcharges? By Jane Mundy (Jun-15-21)
- Participants Sue Bronson Healthcare Plan over Inclusion of Fidelity Freedom Fund By Anne Wallace (Jun-14-21)
- Ecolab to Settle Overtime Lawsuit for $2.55 Million By Anne Wallace (Jun-11-21)
- 3M Earplugs Bellwether Trial: So far a Draw By Jane Mundy (Jun-10-21)
- California Supreme Court to Rule on Rest and Meal Premium Payments By Anne Wallace (Jun-8-21)
- In-N-Out Burger Accused of California Labor Violations By Jane Mundy (Jun-7-21)
- Kaiser Permanente settles two race discrimination class-action lawsuits totaling $18.9 million By Jane Mundy (Jun-4-21)
- Recent Studies Show Other Side Effects, including certain Cancers, with Long-term PPI Use By Jane Mundy (Jun-3-21)