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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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School Bus Drivers’ Wage Lawsuit Survives Crippling Challenge

School Bus Drivers’ Wage Lawsuit Survives Crippling Challenge February 22, 2019. By Anne Wallace.
San Francisco, CA In Humes v. First Student Inc., a group of California bus drivers claim that the company for which they worked, First Student, Inc. (formerly Laidlaw) failed to pay them for all the hours that they worked. In the latest legal turn, the Ninth Circuit has cleared the way for the drivers to pursue their lawsuit as a class action. That keeps the lawsuit alive. Among their California labor law claims is that they received inaccurate pay stubs. It seems a small point in a big fight. Especially because of recent case law developments, however, pay stub claims be an increasingly important part of California wage lawsuits.
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The Labor Commissioner's Office Working California Overtime?

The Labor Commissioner's Office Working California Overtime? February 4, 2019. By Jane Mundy.
Oakland, CA: Last year the restaurant industry alone was cited in California labor law violations amounting to millions of dollars. And according to a 2017 report, California wage theft can cost workers about $2 billion per year. That amount may rise now that agricultural workers are entitled to farmworker overtime pay based on a schedule issued by the Labor Commissioner's Office that went into effect as of January 1, 2019.
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The New Year Rings in New Sexual Harassment Rules, Mainly Triggered by #MeTooMovement

The New Year Rings in New Sexual Harassment Rules, Mainly Triggered by #MeTooMovement January 4, 2019. By Jane Mundy.
Sacramento, CA:The #MeTooMovement has resulted in a number of new laws with the goal to make it easier for employees to report sexual harassment and for employers to have a voice in investigations concerning this and other California labor law violations. Most of these laws took effect January 1, and employers would be wise to become familiar with them.
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Discrimination Laws Upheld with Teva Claim

Discrimination Laws Upheld with Teva Claim December 6, 2018. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA: Pharmaceutical giant Teva was ordered by an eight-person jury last month to pay $6.3 million to a former manager who filed a discrimination employment lawsuit against the Israeli company.
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California Harassment Laws and Mandatory Arbitration Agreements stem from #MeToo movement

California Harassment Laws and Mandatory Arbitration Agreements stem from #MeToo movement November 14, 2018. By Jane Mundy.
Sacramento, CA: On the heels of the #MeToo movement, California is providing more protection for sexual harassment victims by amending the California labor law, specifically Civil Code Section 47. The goal of the new bill is to encourage more victims of sexual harassment to come forward. And more corporations are eliminating mandatory arbitration agreements for harassment claims: potentially more victims will have their day in court.
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Uber Misclassification Issue Now Facing Unfair Competition Lawsuit

Uber Misclassification Issue Now Facing Unfair Competition Lawsuit November 3, 2018. By Jane Mundy.
Sacramento, CA: Diva Limousine has sued Uber over California labor law violations, alleging state unfair competition. Their lawyers--who filed a motion for partial summary judgement early October—are counting on a California Supreme Court decision making it more difficult for employers to misclassify drivers as independent contractors rather than hourly employees.
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Google Employee Tagged as “Too Old” May Yet Have the Last Word

Google Employee Tagged as “Too Old” May Yet Have the Last Word October 23, 2018. By Anne Wallace.
San Jose, CA Cheryl Fillekes’s age discrimination lawsuit against Google alleges violations of the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and corresponding provisions of California labor law, the Fair Housing and Employment Discrimination Act (FEHA). Having cleared the hurdle of class action certification, it now appears poised to settle.
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Skirting around Donning and Doffing

Skirting around Donning and Doffing October 4, 2018. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA: California wage and hour laws get complicated, particularly donning and doffing issues in the manufacturing industry. While federal and state laws agree that employers are required to compensate employees for all “work” performed, they often differ on whether donning and doffing is considered work.
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California Donning and Doffing on the Clock?

California Donning and Doffing on the Clock? September 26, 2018. By Jane Mundy.
Sacramento, CA: Workers in California, from farm harvesters to computer technicians, can’t come to terms with the California labor law regarding donning and doffing—putting on and taking off employer-mandated uniforms, clothing and safety gear, even though a number of donning and doffing lawsuits have settled in favor of the employee.
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