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Pay Increases in 2022 for California’s Guest Farm Workers

Pay Increases in 2022 for California’s Guest Farm Workers January 5, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
Sacramento, CA Farmworkers will finally see pay increases in 2022, thanks to winning a California labor lawsuit that will stop the guest farmworkers wage freeze, and also to the USDA’s annual survey results on farm labor.
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Unions and Musicians Poised to Settle Royalty Lawsuit for $8 Million

Unions and Musicians Poised to Settle Royalty Lawsuit for $8 Million December 28, 2021. By Anne Wallace.
Los Angeles, CA On November 8, the District Court for the Central District of California gave preliminary approval to a proposal that will end a 2018 lawsuit between studio musicians and their unions. Risto v. SAG-AFTRA highlights the difficulties that union and non-union artists face in collecting forms of compensation that are not protected under California labor law, but under the terms of collective bargaining agreements and the bargaining representatives’ duty of fair representation under federal labor law.   
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UPS Hit with Federal and California Labor Lawsuit

UPS Hit with Federal and California Labor Lawsuit December 13, 2021. By Anne Wallace.
Oakland, CA On November 9, Galena Goins, Sonia Lopez, and Terry A. Jones-Jackson filed a nationwide class action and collective lawsuit in the District Court for the Northern District of California alleging that their employer, United Parcel Service, systematically discriminated against them and women similarly situated on the basis of gender, age and disability. They claim that UPS violated federal and California labor law.
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Showrunner Seeks Class Certification in Lawsuit over Residuals

Showrunner Seeks Class Certification in Lawsuit over Residuals December 9, 2021. By Anne Wallace.
Los Angeles, CA On October 18, a showrunner moved in Los Angeles federal court for class certification of a group of TV writers who claim that they were cheated of residual payments owed by streaming services. They claim that their union failed to represent their interests adequately in negotiating a secret lump sum settlement. Although royalties and other residual payment can make up a big portion of the income that TV writers and other creatives make, these payments are not technically “wages” covered under the provisions of the California Labor Code.  
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Amazon to Pay $500,000 in COVID-19 Notice Lawsuit

Amazon to Pay $500,000 in COVID-19 Notice Lawsuit November 29, 2021. By Anne Wallace.
San Francisco, CA  On November 15, California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced that Amazon had agreed to pay the State of California $500,000 and amend its Covid-19 notification practices to comply with California’s new “right-to-know” law. AB 685, enacted in December 2020, amended the California Labor Code to require employers to notify workers about potential workplace exposure in ways designed to actually provide them with meaningful information, on the basis of which they might make informed healthcare choices.
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Supreme Court Hands DoorDash Driver a Win in PAGA Case

Supreme Court Hands DoorDash Driver a Win in PAGA Case November 9, 2021. By Anne Wallace.
Washington, DC On October 12, the U.S. Supreme Court denied DoorDash Inc’s petition for certiorari, thus declining to review the decision of the California Court of Appeals in Brandon Campbell v. DoorDash, Inc. The Court of Appeals’s decision permitted Campbell, a DoorDash driver, to proceed with his Private Attorneys General (PAGA) claim, without first submitting it to arbitration. Campbell’s PAGA claim was based on his allegation that DoorDash’s payment scheme violated the minimum wage requirements of the California Labor Code.

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Delta Airlines asks Supreme Court to review California Wage Protections for Airline Workers

Delta Airlines asks Supreme Court to review California Wage Protections for Airline Workers October 18, 2021. By Anne Wallace.
Washington, DC On September 9, Delta Airlines, Inc. asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review decisions by the Ninth Circuit and preceding lower courts in Oman v. Delta Airlines, Inc. The Oman decisions recognize the generous protections of the California Labor Code for airline employees based in California.
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A Loss and a Win (Sort of) for GrubHub Drivers

A Loss and a Win (Sort of) for GrubHub Drivers October 10, 2021. By Anne Wallace.
San Francisco, CA On September 20, the Ninth Circuit partially dismissed, partially upheld and remanded back to the District Court a GrubHub driver’s claim that he was owed back wages and other remedies under the California Labor Code and related wage orders. Raef Lawson v. Grubhub is a complicated decision, but there is some positive news for gig workers who allege that they were misclassified as independent contractors.
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$95.7 Wells Fargo Settlement Offer in Question as Objector Raises New Issues

$95.7 Wells Fargo Settlement Offer in Question as Objector Raises New Issues October 4, 2021. By Anne Wallace.
San Jose, CA On September 23, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California heard objections to a $95.7 million offer made by Wells Fargo to settle consolidated class action lawsuits brought by Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Consultants (HMCs). The lawsuits allege that the bank violated California state labor laws by failing to either provide or pay for rest breaks for its HMCs.
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“Quit or Die, N----r,” Read the Note

“Quit or Die, N----r,” Read the Note 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.
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