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Virgin, Alaska Air Workers to Receive Almost $31M in California Wages Lawsuit
March 9, 2023. By Jane Mundy.
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San Francisco, CA A wage and hour class action lawsuit filed almost a decade ago by Virgin America and Alaska Airlines flight attendants has resulted in a a $31 million judgment plus interest against Virgin America Inc. and Alaska Airlines Inc. The workers accused Virgin and Alaska of several California labor law violations, including failure to pay all hours worked and overtime premiums, ensure minimum wage and proper wage statements.
Lowe’s Class Action Alleges California Wage and Hour Violations
March 7, 2023. By Jane Mundy.
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Santa Clara, CA Lowe’s has been hit yet again with a California wage and hour class action lawsuit claiming the retail giant failed to pay accurate wages and did not provide uninterrupted breaks. Lowe’s employees may be working hard to keep customers satisfied but many of its workers, including managers, are unsatisfied.
United Airlines California Wage Statement Settlement
February 21, 2023. By Jane Mundy.
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Los Angeles, CA Many of us don’t realize that by providing accurate and complete information in pay stubs, workers’ rights are protected. With that in mind, it helps to understand why a federal judge at the beginning of February granted preliminary approval of a whopping $53.5 million class action and Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) settlement in a wage statement lawsuit filed by California-based United Airlines attendants. The settlement stems from Vidrio v. United Airlines, Inc. alleging the wage statements provided by United Airlines violated the California labor code.
California Wage Theft Rampant
February 16, 2023. By Jane Mundy.
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Santa Clara, CA At least three class action lawsuits alleging wage theft violations have been filed in California courts within the last month. Vitamin Shoppe, Hyatt Regency Long Beach and Lowe’s are accused of violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and California labor laws. And each lawsuit blames understaffing for labor violations.
Health IQ Slammed with Proposed California Labor Law Class Actions
January 26, 2023. By Jane Mundy.
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Santa Clara, CA Health IQ has been slammed with two (so far) proposed California labor class actions alleging the Medicare broker insurance company terminated between 700 to 1,000 employees in December without a heads-up. By not giving workers notice, Health IQ violated the California's Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), according to the plaintiffs.
Can PAGA Claims Survive U.S. Supreme Court’s Pro-Arbitration Decisions?
January 24, 2023. By Anne Wallace.
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San Francisco, CA In 2023, in Adolph v. Uber Technologies, the California Supreme Court will decide whether non-individual Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) claims can be heard in a courtroom, rather than before an arbitration panel. This is profoundly significant for lawsuits brought under the California Labor Code because many savvy employers now require employees to agree to arbitrate any disputes and to waive their rights to assert PAGA claims. Employer arbitration panels are where workers’ wage and hour claims go to die. PAGA claims have been the exception.
Mortgage Loan Officers Entitled to Rest Periods
January 3, 2023. By Jane Mundy.
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San Francisco, CA A California federal judge ruled that PNC Bank violated the California labor code by failing to pay mortgage loan officers for rest breaks. The complaint stems from an unpaid rest break lawsuit that was filed back in 2018.
Car Wash Employers Don’t Come Clean
December 15, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
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Los Angeles, CA Wage theft is an ongoing California labor law violation, and it often happens at the car wash. Sadly, most victims are the Golden State’s most vulnerable workers: they are low wage earners, have the least education and fewest legal protections. Often, they are immigrants and people of color. Generally no one goes to jail for the theft so it occurs regularly, despite California making most wage theft a criminal offense last year.
Twitter Layoffs Trigger Labor Lawsuits
November 30, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
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San Francisco, CA The richest man in the world wasted no time to “drastically reduce costs and bring in new revenue from the social media site,” by laying off 3,000 of Twitter’s 7,500 employees – 50 percent of the work force. After purchasing the company for $44 billion on October 27, a mass layoff began during the first week of November. Just days later, the California labor class action was filed in federal court in San Francisco on behalf of Twitter employees who say they were not given the requisite notice, which violated the WARN Act.
Wells Fargo Settlement Raises Legal Fees Queries
November 25, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
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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.
- Instacart Settles California Misclassification Lawsuit By Jane Mundy (Oct-24-22)
- New California Law Requires Pay Transparency By Jane Mundy (Oct-19-22)
- Assisted Living Operator to Settle Wage and Hour Lawsuit for $9.5 Million By Anne Wallace (Oct-18-22)
- Citrus Workers Unpaid Wages Lawsuit By Jane Mundy (Oct-10-22)
- Converse Inc. Settles $450K Wage-and-Hour Lawsuit Settlement By Jane Mundy (Sep-13-22)
- IBM to Settle Sales Reps Claims for $4.75M By Jane Mundy (Sep-6-22)
- $30.5 Million Apple Settlement Approved By Jane Mundy (Sep-1-22)
- Uber Misclassification Suit Finally Settles for $8.4M By Jane Mundy (Aug-29-22)
- MLB To Pay $185 million “Starvation Deal” By Jane Mundy (Aug-11-22)
- 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)