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California Unpaid Wages Legal News Articles & Interviews
November 25, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Wells Fargo Settlement Raises Legal Fees Queries ]
Santa Clara, CA A Wells Fargo's $6.5 million California labor class action wage-and-hour settlement involving about 27,500 workers may be a good deal for the class reps and plaintiffs’ lawyers, but employees may be getting shortchanged – again.
October 24, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Instacart Settles California Misclassification Lawsuit ]
San Francisco, CA Instacart is settling a misclassification complaint claiming that the gig company violated the California labor code by misclassifying its workers, known as “shoppers” as independent contractors instead of employees. (Shoppers gather groceries in stores for customers and sometimes deliver them.) The city of San Diego claimed Instacart misclassified its shoppers as independent contractors in order to avoid paying them benefits.
October 19, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ New California Law Requires Pay Transparency ]
Santa Clara, CA A new California labor bill, which takes effect next January 2023, will require employers with over 15 employees to list pay and salary ranges on all job postings. The Senate Bill 1162 is key to achieving pay equity and the lack of pay transparency has disproportionately affected both people of color and female employees, according to proponents of the bill.
October 18, 2022. By Anne Wallace.
Read [ Assisted Living Operator to Settle Wage and Hour Lawsuit for $9.5 Million ]
Sacramento, CA Frontier Management LLC will pay $9.5 million to settle a California labor lawsuit brought by roughly 1,000 workers who were not paid for work required before they clocked in, after they clocked out and during meal breaks. Wright v. Frontier Management, as originally filed, alleged nine causes of action under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the California Labor Code and the California Business and Professions Code. Claims under the California Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) were added thereafter. The senior care industry is notorious for wage and hour violations and has been the subject of federal and California investigations.
October 10, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Citrus Workers Unpaid Wages Lawsuit ]
Santa Clara, CATwo citrus workers asked a California federal court to keep their proposed California labor class action against a citrus company alive. They allege that Bee Sweet did fully pay wages and travel time pay and did not provide rest periods.
September 13, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Converse Inc. Settles $450K Wage-and-Hour Lawsuit Settlement ]
Santa Clara, CA Converse Inc. has reached a settlement for $450,000. The California wage-and-hour class action lawsuit brought by Andres Campos claiming the largest manufacturer of athletic footwear in the U.S. didn’t pay its workers at two of their California warehouse facilities for all of the hours that they worked.
September 6, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ IBM to Settle Sales Reps Claims for $4.75M ]
Santa Clara, CA IBM will pay $4.75 million to settle claims that it shortchanged about 1,500 sales representatives out of their rightful commissions, and that Big Blue had violated California Labor Code, according to a preliminary approval motion filed August 23rd in federal court.
September 1, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ $30.5 Million Apple Settlement Approved ]
San Francisco, CA An Apple Inc. class action lawsuit filed almost a decade ago has finally been approved. Back in 2013, the technology giant’s retail workers claimed they were shortchanged for time spent in mandatory security checks after their shifts, which is a violation of the California labor law. The $30.5 million settlement includes compensation for 15,000 employees.
August 29, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Uber Misclassification Suit Finally Settles for $8.4M ]
San Francisco, CA A California judge last month gave his final approval in Uber’s misclassification lawsuit. About 1,322 drivers who alleged they were misclassified as contractors will share the $8.4 million settlement. The agreement resolves years of litigation in the class action, which claimed that Uber deliberately classified drivers as contractors to avoid providing certain wages and benefits required by California labor law.
August 11, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ MLB To Pay $185 million “Starvation Deal” ]
San Francisco, CA Minor league ballplayers asked a California federal judge last month to approve a $185 million settlement they reached with Major League Baseball over alleged "starvation" wages in a case that languished through the courts for eight years. The California labor minimum wage and overtime lawsuit was settled a month before it was slated for trial.
- Supreme Court Deals Blow to California PAGA Claims By Anne Wallace (Jul-31-22)
- Nurse Files Same California Labor Class Action – Twice By Jane Mundy (Jul-31-22)
- Supreme Court Declines to Hear Airlines Meal & Rest Break Appeal By Jane Mundy (Jul-26-22)
- Google Resolves Gender Discrimination Lawsuit By Jane Mundy (Jul-12-22)
- California Attorney General Supports Washington State’s Ruling that GEO owes Detainees Minimum Wages By Jane Mundy (Jun-28-22)
- Equinox Employees Go Ahead with Three Class Actions By Jane Mundy (Jun-13-22)
- Minor League Baseball players and MLB Settle “Starvation” Wages Lawsuit By Jane Mundy (Jun-1-22)
- Matco Tools Settles California Misclassification Lawsuit for $15.8 Million By Anne Wallace (May-31-22)
- Oman v. Delta Airlines is Done. Virgin America v. Bernstein Looms on the Horizon By Anne Wallace (May-20-22)
- Minor League Players “Chasing a Dream” Under Harsh Living Conditions By Jane Mundy (May-11-22)
- MLB Farm Team Players to Get Their Day in Court By Anne Wallace (May-6-22)
- Long Beach City College Allegedly Violated Minimum Wage Laws By Jane Mundy (Apr-26-22)
- Mark Zuckerberg and wife Granted Arbitration in Unpaid Wages and Discrimination Claims By Jane Mundy (Apr-20-22)
- Google Slammed with Another Discrimination Lawsuit By Jane Mundy (Mar-24-22)
- California Brings Back COVID Paid Sick Leave By Jane Mundy (Mar-7-22)
- California Slams Tesla with Race Discrimination Lawsuit By Jane Mundy (Mar-3-22)
- United Airlines Pilots and Flight Attendants Seek Summary Judgment in Pay Stub Fight By Anne Wallace (Feb-20-22)
- Pay Increases in 2022 for California’s Guest Farm Workers By Jane Mundy (Jan-5-22)
- Unions and Musicians Poised to Settle Royalty Lawsuit for $8 Million By Anne Wallace (Dec-28-21)
- UPS Hit with Federal and California Labor Lawsuit By Anne Wallace (Dec-13-21)
- Showrunner Seeks Class Certification in Lawsuit over Residuals By Anne Wallace (Dec-9-21)
- Amazon to Pay $500,000 in COVID-19 Notice Lawsuit By Anne Wallace (Nov-29-21)
- Supreme Court Hands DoorDash Driver a Win in PAGA Case By Anne Wallace (Nov-9-21)
- Delta Airlines asks Supreme Court to review California Wage Protections for Airline Workers By Anne Wallace (Oct-18-21)
- A Loss and a Win (Sort of) for GrubHub Drivers By Anne Wallace (Oct-10-21)
- $95.7 Wells Fargo Settlement Offer in Question as Objector Raises New Issues By Anne Wallace (Oct-4-21)
- “Quit or Die, N----r,” Read the Note By Anne Wallace (Sep-17-21)
- California Assembly Bill 701 To Hold Amazon Accountable for Safe Workplace By Jane Mundy (Sep-10-21)
- NLRB Hears Complaints of Workers Fired, Disciplined for Protesting Google’s Anti-Immigrant Work By Anne Wallace (Sep-8-21)
- California Grocery Stores Fined for Failure to Pay COVID-19 Sick Leave By Jane Mundy (Sep-2-21)
- Drivers’ PAGA Claims Survive Postmates’ Arbitration Challenge By Anne Wallace (Aug-13-21)
- 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)
- Magistrate Recommends Certification of Some Classes in Amazon Wage Lawsuit By Anne Wallace (Jul-15-21)
- Entry-Level Manager Sues Amazon for Misclassification By Anne Wallace (Jul-6-21)
- Ninth Circuit Reverses $102 Million Wage Penalty against Walmart By Anne Wallace (Jun-24-21)
- Nike to Settle Bag Check Lawsuit for $8.25 Million By Anne Wallace (Jun-16-21)
- California Supreme Court to Rule on Rest and Meal Premium Payments By Anne Wallace (Jun-8-21)
- Bank of America Settles California Labor Lawsuits By Jane Mundy (May-28-21)