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Morgan Stanley Coughs Up Over $10 million For Failing to Cover Advisors Work- Related Expenses

Morgan Stanley Coughs Up Over $10 million For Failing to Cover Advisors Work- Related Expenses May 15, 2019. By Jane Mundy.
Sacramento, CA: Morgan Stanley, known as one of the world's top investment banks, regularly stiffed its workers, according to a proposed class action lawsuit that was settled in California federal court last month to the tune of $10.2 million. The international financial firm was accused of forcing its financial advisers to pay expenses such as business travel, phone and internet services and licensing fees and more, which violate the California Labor Law
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Glasswerks L.A, Inc. to pay $1.3 Million to Settle California Unpaid Wages Lawsuit

Glasswerks L.A, Inc. to pay $1.3 Million to Settle California Unpaid Wages Lawsuit May 7, 2019. By Anne Wallace.
Los Angeles, CA A Los Angeles commercial glass manufacturer has agreed to pay $1.3 million to resolve a class action California unpaid wages lawsuit brought on behalf of workers who claim they were shorted on overtime and meal and rest breaks between 2012 and 2018. Most of the more than 1,000 current and former employees affected will pocket about $800, although some will collect as much as $2,400.
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Wal-Mart Breaks for California Employees

Wal-Mart Breaks for California Employees May 6, 2019. By Jane Mundy.
Los Angeles, CA: Every time an employee at a Wal-Mart fulfillment center in Chino, California wanted to leave the building they were required to go through anti-theft metal detectors. This time-consuming process cut into 30-minute lunch breaks, unless of course you didn’t leave the building to eat lunch. And on April 12, 2019 a federal district court jury ruled that a violation of the California labor law, ordering Wal-Mart to shell out over $6 million.
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Revel Systems to Settle California Unpaid Wages Lawsuit for $2.75 Million

Revel Systems to Settle California Unpaid Wages Lawsuit for $2.75 Million April 12, 2019. By Anne Wallace.
Oakland, CA The District Court for the Northern District of California has approved a settlement in a class action California unpaid wages lawsuit. In the lawsuit, Bisaccia v. Revel Systems, a group of inside sales representatives claim that Revel Systems, Inc. (Revel) failed to pay overtime wages as required under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Under the terms of the settlement, a group of 149 plaintiffs will share a total of $2.75 million.
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Workers Win California Unpaid Wages Lawsuit over Shift Call-Ins

Workers Win California Unpaid Wages Lawsuit over Shift Call-Ins April 8, 2019. By Anne Wallace.
Los Angeles, CA It is clear that workers who show up for a shift but are then told to go home because there is not enough work are entitled to wages under California law. The decision in Ward v. Tilly’s, a recent California unpaid wages lawsuit takes it a step further. If you have to call before your scheduled shift is to begin to find out if you really should go in, then you are entitled to wages for a portion of your shift, even if the answer is “no.”
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Northern California Horse Training Facilities Busted for Wage and Hour Violations and Inhumane Workers’ Housing

Northern California Horse Training Facilities Busted for Wage and Hour Violations and Inhumane Workers’ Housing April 3, 2019. By Jane Mundy.
Oakland, CA: A Northern California owner and operator of two horse training facilities--Portola Valley Training Center in Menlo Park and Gilroy Gaits in Hollister, doing business as EWC & Associates Inc.—has been reigned in by federal court and ordered to pay $1,270,683 to 30 employees for several work visa program violations and California labor law violations.
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Ardent Settles Offshore Platform Workers’ Wage Claims for $2.3 Million

Ardent Settles Offshore Platform Workers’ Wage Claims for $2.3 Million March 20, 2019. By Anne Wallace.
Santa Barbara, CA Ardent Companies, Inc., an ExxonMobil subcontractor, has agreed to pay $2,325,000 to settle a proposed class action lawsuit alleging that oil platform workers were not paid for on-call time after their daily shifts had ended. Settlement of the California labor lawsuit will net each of the proposed class members an average of $14,828.
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Jamba Juice Feels the Squeeze in California Unpaid Wages Lawsuit

Jamba Juice Feels the Squeeze in California Unpaid Wages Lawsuit March 11, 2019. By Anne Wallace.
Los Angeles, CA Superior Court Judge Carolyn B. Kuhl has approved Jamba Juice’s offer to settle a class action California unpaid wages lawsuit for $1.95 million. The plaintiffs in Arteaga v. Jamba Juice claimed that the smoothie chain forced nearly 5,500 employees to work off the clock – through meal breaks and without proper overtime pay.
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Stadium Concessionaire Settles California Wage Lawsuit for $5.4 Million

Stadium Concessionaire Settles California Wage Lawsuit for $5.4 Million March 4, 2019. By Anne Wallace.
San Jose, CA Centerplate of Delaware Inc. , a multinational food and beverage company, has offered to pay $5.4 million to resolve stadium workers’ claims that the company failed to pay wages required under various provisions of California labor law. Raquedan v. Centerplate accuses the company of failing to provide meal breaks and sick days; as well as failing to pay for accrued vacation days, time spent waiting at security checkpoints and the cost of uniforms.
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California Misclassified Independent Contractors Settle for Employee Status—is it the Right Choice?

California Misclassified Independent Contractors Settle for Employee Status—is it the Right Choice? March 1, 2019. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA: From strippers to cooks to construction workers, independent contractors who say they are misclassified under California labor laws may want to take into consideration what they stand to lose before filing a misclassification lawsuit to be classified as an employee. Sure, the benefits are enticing but they come at a price, such as loss of independence
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