LAWSUITS NEWS & LEGAL INFORMATION
California Labor Law Legal News Articles & Interviews
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 3, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Working from Home Expenses Covered—or not-- in California ]
Santa Clara, CA A number of California employers are facing class actions or actions under the Private Attorneys General Act filed by employees seeking reimbursement for expenses incurred while working from home during the pandemic. Even though the California Labor Code states what can and cannot be claimed, it has been written in a way that leaves room for interpretation by the courts.
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 25, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Riot Games Workers' $100M Gender Discrimination Settlement ]
Los Angeles, CA A California judge has approved Riot Games' $100 million settlement following the California labor gender discrimination case brought before the League of Legends firm. About 1,000 women who worked for Riot are expected to receive payouts after putting up with a “men-first” environment for years.
August 22, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ California College Educator Paid Below Minimum Wage ]
Cerritos, CA California’s community colleges rely heavily on part-time instructors, and they also rely on cheap labor. Charles, a part-time college educator, says he was paid below minimum wage because prep time and class room set-ups aren’t billable. And he doesn’t qualify for health benefits.
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.
August 9, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ DOJ says No-Poach Agreements Illegal ]
Los Angeles, CA Weighing in on a California labor lawsuit filed by truckers against trucking companies, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) said that competing employers’ no-poach agreements are inherently illegal.
July 31, 2022. By Anne Wallace.
Read [ Supreme Court Deals Blow to California PAGA Claims ]
Washington, DC On June 15, in Viking River Cruises, Inc. v. Moriana, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) preempts California’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA). The decision reverses standing precedent under California labor law, which had permitted class action labor lawsuits against employers even when workers had agreed to resolve employment disputes through individual arbitration.
- 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)
- California Rest Break Law – Then and Now By Jane Mundy (Jul-19-22)
- Google Resolves Gender Discrimination Lawsuit By Jane Mundy (Jul-12-22)
- Former Tesla Employee Rejects $15 million Settlement By Jane Mundy (Jul-8-22)
- Amazon Faces Class Action for Not Covering COVID Work-From-Home Expenses By Jane Mundy (Jun-30-22)
- California Attorney General Supports Washington State’s Ruling that GEO owes Detainees Minimum Wages By Jane Mundy (Jun-28-22)
- Does Workers Compensation Cover Heart Attack? By Jane Mundy (Jun-23-22)
- Two men retaliated against for reporting sexual and racial harassment awarded $460 million By Jane Mundy (Jun-14-22)
- Equinox Employees Go Ahead with Three Class Actions By Jane Mundy (Jun-13-22)
- Biden Administration and U.S. Solicitor General side with Airline Employee Rest and Meal breaks By Jane Mundy (Jun-6-22)
- 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)
- Longshore Act and Truckers Workers’ Comp Coverage By Jane Mundy (May-18-22)
- Minor League Players “Chasing a Dream” Under Harsh Living Conditions By Jane Mundy (May-11-22)
- Uber’s Petition to Arbitrate Driver’s Misclassification Complaint Denied By Jane Mundy (May-9-22)
- MLB Farm Team Players to Get Their Day in Court By Anne Wallace (May-6-22)
- Activision Blizzard To Settle for $18 million in Discrimination Lawsuit By Jane Mundy (Apr-30-22)
- 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)
- Retired Judge Discusses Workers’ Compensation Claims By Jane Mundy (Apr-19-22)
- Uber's $8 Million Calif. Driver Misclassification Deal Gets Green Light By Jane Mundy (Apr-11-22)
- Google Slammed with Another Discrimination Lawsuit By Jane Mundy (Mar-24-22)
- Peloton’s Bumpy Ride -- Employees File Wage and Hour Lawsuit By Jane Mundy (Mar-11-22)
- Failure to Reimburse Remote Work Expenses Lawsuits By Jane Mundy (Mar-10-22)
- 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)
- Actor Kevin Spacey Hasn’t Left the Building After $30 Million Arbitration Ruling By Jane Mundy (Feb-21-22)
- United Airlines Pilots and Flight Attendants Seek Summary Judgment in Pay Stub Fight By Anne Wallace (Feb-20-22)
- Apple’s Off-the Clock Bag Search Results In $30 million Settlement By Jane Mundy (Feb-9-22)
- See’s Candies Employee Can Sue for COVID Death, Rules Appeals Court By Jane Mundy (Jan-10-22)
- Pay Increases in 2022 for California’s Guest Farm Workers By Jane Mundy (Jan-5-22)
- Flowers Foods Leaves Bad Taste for Distributor Drivers By Jane Mundy (Dec-30-21)
- Unions and Musicians Poised to Settle Royalty Lawsuit for $8 Million By Anne Wallace (Dec-28-21)
- Supreme Court Asks Solicitor General for Brief in California Trucking Lawsuit By Anne Wallace (Dec-20-21)
- DoorDash $5.325 Million Settlement for Not Paying San Francisco “Dashers” Benefits Enough By Jane Mundy (Dec-14-21)
- 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)