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McDonald’s $26 million California Labor Class Action Settlement

McDonald’s $26 million California Labor Class Action Settlement December 5, 2019. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA A California labor lawsuit accusing McDonald’s of underpaying thousands of workers has settled for $26 million. The wage theft class action claims that the fast-food giant used a timekeeping system that cheated workers out of overtime, barred workers from taking rest breaks during their shifts and forced workers to clean and iron their uniforms out of pocket.
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Unconscionable Arbitration Agreements; Less than Candid Lawyers

Unconscionable Arbitration Agreements; Less than Candid Lawyers November 26, 2019. By Anne Wallace.
San Francisco, CA On October 30 a California state appellate court denied an effort  by TWC Dealer Group to compel former employees to arbitrate violations of California labor law including race and age discrimination, wage violations and wrongful termination. The takeaway for workers forced to arbitrate is a lesson in what constitutes an unconscionable contract.
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Disney’s Overtime Deal

Disney’s Overtime Deal November 25, 2019. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA Disneyland workers on November 4 got the green light to settle their California overtime class action lawsuit, but a federal judge needs “further convincing” before approving one-third of the $2 million settlement for attorney fees.
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California Assembly Bill 5 in for a Bumpy Ride with Truckers

California Assembly Bill 5 in for a Bumpy Ride with Truckers November 20, 2019. By Jane Mundy.
Sacramento, CA California trucking fleets don’t agree with California Gov. Gavin Newsom, who says that AB5, a new California labor law, he signed into law on Sept 11 is a “landmark legislation for workers and our economy.” Rather, the California Trucking Association (CTA) argues in its federal lawsuit that the bill “runs afoul of federal law.”
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T-Mobile Retail Workers Reach Wage Deal under California Labor Law

T-Mobile Retail Workers Reach Wage Deal under California Labor Law November 8, 2019. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA T-Mobile will pay $8 million to settle California labor law violations. The telecommunications company allegedly failed to pay minimum and overtime wages; and compensation for off-the-clock work, and didn’t provide workers proper meal and rest breaks.
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Delta Settles Overtime Lawsuit for $3.5 Million

Delta Settles Overtime Lawsuit for $3.5 Million November 6, 2019. By Anne Wallace.
Los Angeles, CADelta Air Lines has agreed to pay $3.5 million to a class of approximately 3,300 past and present Delta workers to settle claims that the airline failed to pay overtime as required under the provisions of California labor law. The dispute centered on a complicated pay formula that included shift differential pay, non-discretionary bonuses, profit-sharing payments, and the fair market value of employee travel passes.
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Halliburton Settles California Labor Lawsuit

Halliburton Settles California Labor Lawsuit October 24, 2019. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA: A former truck driver for Halliburton Energy Services on October 3 told a California Federal Court that they are working on an agreement to settle a lawsuit claiming California labor law violations. The settlement notice said the court will be asked to voluntarily dismiss plaintiff Luis Guerrero’s allegations against one of the world's largest oil field service companies.
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Southwest Airlines Pilots Get $18.8 Million Settlement

Southwest Airlines Pilots Get $18.8 Million Settlement October 23, 2019. By Anne Wallace.
City, CA On October 4, the Northern District of California approved a settlement that will pay roughly 2,000 Southwest Airlines pilots close to $19 million for benefits that Southwest allegedly failed to credit during short periods of military leave. The lawsuit that prompted the settlement is grounded in the Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), rather than the provisions of California labor law.
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College Athletes: Fair Pay to Play Act

College Athletes: Fair Pay to Play Act October 22, 2019. By Anne Wallace.
Sacramento, CA Gov. Gavin Newsome signed the Fair Play to Pay Act into law on September 30. The law would prevent California state and private universities from prohibiting student athletes from making money from endorsement deals. So far, the coverage has focused on looming disputes and likely lawsuits between the schools and the National Collegiate Athletic Association, rather than the finer points of California labor law.
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Plaintiffs Cry Foul over $10.2 Million Morgan Stanley Settlement Offer

Plaintiffs Cry Foul over $10.2 Million Morgan Stanley Settlement Offer October 3, 2019. By Anne Wallace.
San Francisco, CAThe Northern District of California has preliminarily approved an agreement to settle a California labor lawsuit brought by a group of financial advisors who claim that Morgan Stanley Smith Barney failed to pay business expenses in violation of California labor laws. The $10.2 million settlement covers a class of 2,800 California-based financial and private wealth advisers who worked with Morgan Stanley from 2013 until the present.
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