LAWSUITS NEWS & LEGAL INFORMATION
California Labor Law Legal News Articles & Interviews
November 20, 2019. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ California Assembly Bill 5 in for a Bumpy Ride with Truckers ]
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.”
November 13, 2019. By Anne Wallace.
Read [ Players Challenge NCAA Pay Caps ]
Oakland, CA Here’s the big question: Does it make sense to resolve pay cap disputes between college athletes and the NCAA under federal antitrust law; or will justice be better served if courts understand the issue through the lens of wage and hour laws, including California labor law?
November 8, 2019. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ T-Mobile Retail Workers Reach Wage Deal under California Labor Law ]
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.
November 6, 2019. By Anne Wallace.
Read [ Delta Settles Overtime Lawsuit for $3.5 Million ]
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.
November 4, 2019. By Anne Wallace.
Read [ Consumers Bring DoorDash Lawsuit over Stolen Tips ]
San Francisco, CA DoorDash customers, Jennifer Peter and Karson Theiss, have filed a class action lawsuit in the Northern District of California alleging that DoorDash’s practice of pocketing tips intended for delivery drivers is an unfair business practice that misleads those who use the delivery service. Many who follow the litigation surrounding DoorDash may already be familiar with California labor lawsuits that claim that DoorDash drivers are misclassified as independent contractors.
October 24, 2019. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Halliburton Settles California Labor Lawsuit ]
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.
October 23, 2019. By Anne Wallace.
Read [ Southwest Airlines Pilots Get $18.8 Million Settlement ]
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.
October 22, 2019. By Anne Wallace.
Read [ College Athletes: Fair Pay to Play Act ]
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.
October 11, 2019. By Anne Wallace.
Read [ Court Rejects $1.75 Million Hertz Wage Lawsuit Settlement for the Third Time ]
Los Angeles, CA The Central District of California has refused to approve a $1.75 million settlement designed to end a class action California labor lawsuit brought by more than 2,000 Hertz Transportation Inc. workers. The workers claim that their paystubs were inaccurate, in violation of California labor employment law.
October 3, 2019. By Anne Wallace.
Read [ Plaintiffs Cry Foul over $10.2 Million Morgan Stanley Settlement Offer ]
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.
- Diamonds and Wage Theft By Anne Wallace (Sep-25-19)
- Taylor Farm’s Don-Doff Deal is Off By Jane Mundy (Sep-18-19)
- Safeway’ $1.45 million deal Just One of Many PAGA California Labor Complaints By Jane Mundy (Sep-4-19)
- California Labor Lawsuit Targets Meal Break Violations By Anne Wallace (Aug-21-19)
- Former CNN Producer Gets Green Light to Proceed With Discrimination Claim By Jane Mundy (Aug-20-19)
- Google’s Age Discrimination Settlement--Again By Jane Mundy (Aug-9-19)
- Uber to Settle Class Action Contract Lawsuit for $395,000 By Anne Wallace (Aug-5-19)
- Women’s Soccer Team California Discrimination Lawsuits Trigger Athletics Fair Pay Act By Jane Mundy (Jul-19-19)
- Ninth Circuit Confirms Death of “De Minimus” Rule in California Wage and Hour Lawsuits By Anne Wallace (Jul-15-19)
- Comcast and O.C. Communications California Wage and Hour Settlement Finally Reached By Jane Mundy (Jul-8-19)
- New FLSA Interpretation Would Limit Worker Wage Lawsuits By Anne Wallace (Jul-5-19)
- Too Hard to Eat Lunch? – That Cost Wal-Mart $6 Million By Anne Wallace (Jun-26-19)
- California Labor Bill AB5 has ride-hailing companies collaborating rather than competing – and waiting on CA Senate vote By Jane Mundy (Jun-24-19)
- Still No Pay for California Residential Care Workers By Anne Wallace (Jun-14-19)
- Along with Sexual Harassment Charges, Luxury Resort Faked Worker Breaks By Jane Mundy (Jun-10-19)
- Jolene Provencio stood up for a co-worker. Then Intel drove her out of her job. By Anne Wallace (May-27-19)
- Morgan Stanley Coughs Up Over $10 million For Failing to Cover Advisors Work- Related Expenses By Jane Mundy (May-15-19)
- Glasswerks L.A, Inc. to pay $1.3 Million to Settle California Unpaid Wages Lawsuit By Anne Wallace (May-7-19)
- Wal-Mart Breaks for California Employees By Jane Mundy (May-6-19)
- Uber Settles Driver Lawsuit for $20 Million By Anne Wallace (Apr-18-19)
- California Truckers Keep Trucking – by the Hour By Jane Mundy (Apr-17-19)
- Google Abandons Forced Arbitration of Employment Disputes By Anne Wallace (Mar-30-19)
- Ardent Settles Offshore Platform Workers’ Wage Claims for $2.3 Million By Anne Wallace (Mar-20-19)
- Stadium Concessionaire Settles California Wage Lawsuit for $5.4 Million By Anne Wallace (Mar-4-19)
- School Bus Drivers’ Wage Lawsuit Survives Crippling Challenge By Anne Wallace (Feb-22-19)
- The Labor Commissioner's Office Working California Overtime? By Jane Mundy (Feb-4-19)
- The New Year Rings in New Sexual Harassment Rules, Mainly Triggered by #MeTooMovement By Jane Mundy (Jan-4-19)
- Discrimination Laws Upheld with Teva Claim By Jane Mundy (Dec-6-18)
- California Harassment Laws and Mandatory Arbitration Agreements stem from #MeToo movement By Jane Mundy (Nov-14-18)
- Uber Misclassification Issue Now Facing Unfair Competition Lawsuit By Jane Mundy (Nov-3-18)
- Google Employee Tagged as “Too Old” May Yet Have the Last Word By Anne Wallace (Oct-23-18)
- Skirting around Donning and Doffing By Jane Mundy (Oct-4-18)
- California Donning and Doffing on the Clock? By Jane Mundy (Sep-26-18)
- Exotic Dancers Bring California Labor Lawsuit to Recover Back Wages By Anne Wallace (Sep-18-18)
- California Court Saves Class Action Wage Claims from Forced Arbitration By Anne Wallace (Sep-7-18)
- Are Tutors Independent Contractors or Employees Under the California Labor Code? By Jane Mundy (Sep-6-18)
- Retail giant Target Settles California Labor Lawsuits over Cashier Seating for $9 million. By Jane Mundy (Aug-16-18)
- Drywall Contractor Fined $2 million; Is California Wage Theft Rampant? By Jane Mundy (Aug-10-18)
- SoCal Drywall Company Fined $1.9M for Wage Theft Violations By Lori Prapas (Aug-7-18)
- California Supreme Court Says Employers Must Pay for De Minimis Off-the-Clock Work By Anne Wallace (Aug-3-18)