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April 3, 2020. By Anne Wallace.
Read [ Papa John’s to Settle California Wage Theft Lawsuit for $3.4 Million ]
Santa Ana, CA Papa John’s International has asked the Central District of California to approve a $3.4 million settlement to end a lawsuit that claimed the pizza chain failed to pay workers for required training time. The conduct described violates the Fair Labor Standards Act as well as wage requirements of New York and California labor law.
March 31, 2020. By Anne Wallace.
Read [ BOEING DEFENDANTS IN STOCK DROP LAWSUIT CLAIM THEY WERE NOT FIDUCIARIES ]
Chicago, IL On March 2 attorneys for Boeing, its 401k retirement plan and the plan’s investment committee asked the District Court for the Northern District of Illinois to dismiss Burke v. The Boeing Co. The defendants claim that Newport Trust Co., the plan’s investment manager, was solely responsible for any losses incurred by participants in the Boeing Voluntary Investment Plan (VIP) when the value of Boeing’s stock dropped in the aftermath of the 737 MAX 8 aircraft disasters. Newport was not named as a defendant in the ERISA lawsuit.
March 26, 2020. By Anne Wallace.
Read [ Overlooked, Underpaid California Workers Face Dire Coronavirus Risk ]
Sacramento, CA On March 19, Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered all Californians to stay home except for workers essential to health care, public safety, food, agriculture and media. Those who can work remotely may be juggling work and children. Laid off and furloughed workers are looking at reduced paychecks, even with the wage and benefit protections of federal and California labor law. Independent contractors and the self-employed may be looking at even worse circumstances.
March 17, 2020. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ California Labor Law and COVID-19: Top questions asked by California Workers ]
San Francisco, CA Putting into place public health measures to deal with COVID-19 also raises a number of California labor law issues. Employers are scrambling to navigate a new workplace, which could mean their employees working from home. And employees are anxious to understand their legal rights. Here are the top FAQ’s asked by employees.
March 16, 2020. By Anne Wallace.
Read [ TIAA ERISA LAWSUIT TARGETS SELF-DEALING IN LOAN ADMINISTRATION ]
New York, NY Retirement plan participants who are concerned that plan administrators and service providers may be running the plan for their own benefit can extract three important lessons from Haley v. Teachers Ins. & Annuity Assoc. of America. First, the possibility that plan fiduciaries and record keepers may be engaged in self-dealing is a very hot topic. These ERISA lawsuits may involve thousands of retirement plans and exponentially more retirement savers. That many plaintiffs can spell huge liability for those who manage a plan. Second, the success of these lawsuits depends on being granted class action status; and finally, the issue of who is a fiduciary and why it matters is often central when it comes to allegations of self-dealing.
March 12, 2020. By Anne Wallace.
Read [ PricewaterhouseCoopers to Settle Age Discrimination Lawsuit for $11.6 Million ]
San Francisco, CA On March 3, PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP (PwC) offered to settle a lawsuit brought under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and California labor law. The lawsuit claims the accounting giant systematically discriminated against job applicants older than 40. The settlement offer includes payment of $11.625 million and a promise to remedy discriminatory hiring practices in the future.
March 9, 2020. By Anne Wallace.
Read [ $2 Million Blue Apron Settlement Tells Two Stories ]
Richmond, CA Blue Apron workers have agreed to settle Bailey v. Blue Apron LLC, their lawsuit over the company’s practice of requiring workers to submit to security checks before clocking in for work and after clocking out. The time required for the security checks was unpaid and allegedly violated California labor laws requiring payment for all time during which an employee is under the employer’s control.
March 7, 2020. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ UPS Facing Multiple Employee Lawsuits, Employees Feeling Pressured ]
Riverside, CA UPS Supply Chain Solutions employees filed a class action lawsuit claiming the company failed to pay overtime wages, failed to pay minimum wages, failed to provide required meal breaks and rest periods and other violations of the California labor law. This lawsuit is currently pending in the Riverside County Superior Court, Case No. RIC2000727.
February 14, 2020. By Anne Wallace.
Read [ Judge to Uber on AB5: That Means You, Too, and Now ]
Los Angeles, CA On February 10, the District Court for the Central District of California denied a motion for injunction that would halt enforcement of California’s Gig Worker Law against Uber and Postmates while both companies challenge the law’s constitutionality. The decision means that both companies must begin to treat workers as employees in accord with California labor law--and entitled (with few exceptions) to the benefits of California’s prevailing wage laws.
February 13, 2020. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Discrimination Pervasive Despite California Labor Law ]
Sacramento, CA California has always been at the forefront of protecting individuals from workplace discrimination and employment laws. Despite the California labor law, within some groups, discrimination is pervasive.
- Supreme Court Sends IBM Stock Drop ERISA Lawsuit Back to Second Circuit By Anne Wallace (Feb-11-20)
- Strippers Settle California Labor Lawsuit for $3.65 Million By Anne Wallace (Feb-10-20)
- Follow-up with California Labor Commissioner’s Office after Wage Theft Fines By Jane Mundy (Feb-5-20)
- Uber Steering around AB40 By Jane Mundy (Feb-4-20)
- Court Permanently Halts California Ban on Mandatory Arbitration By Anne Wallace (Feb-3-20)
- Employees May Work 6 Years Longer when Employer Skims Fees off the Top of 401k Plan By Anne Wallace (Jan-22-20)
- Ninth Circuit Affirms $54.6 Wage Award for Walmart Truckers By Anne Wallace (Jan-21-20)
- California Employment Laws include Wage & Hour and Misclassification Updates By Jane Mundy (Jan-13-20)
- U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Oral Arguments in ERISA Breach of Fiduciary Duty Lawsuit By Anne Wallace (Jan-10-20)
- Disneyland Workers file a lawsuit alleging they aren’t paid Minimum Wage By Jane Mundy (Jan-7-20)
- California Uber Drivers Survive Motion to Dismiss, Lose Preliminary Injunction By Anne Wallace (Jan-2-20)
- Former Juul employee files California Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Lawsuit By Jane Mundy (Dec-19-19)
- Uber Likely to Dodge “Existential Threat” Posed by Driver Misclassification Lawsuit – Again By Anne Wallace (Dec-17-19)
- California Workers File Class Action Lawsuit against Cannabis Companies By Anne Wallace (Dec-10-19)
- Dignity Health ERISA Lawsuit Inches Toward $100 Million Settlement By Anne Wallace (Dec-10-19)
- McDonald’s $26 million California Labor Class Action Settlement By Jane Mundy (Dec-5-19)
- Unconscionable Arbitration Agreements; Less than Candid Lawyers By Anne Wallace (Nov-26-19)
- Disney’s Overtime Deal By Jane Mundy (Nov-25-19)
- Goldman Sachs 401k Plan Participants file ERISA Lawsuit over Self-Dealing By Anne Wallace (Nov-21-19)
- California Assembly Bill 5 in for a Bumpy Ride with Truckers By Jane Mundy (Nov-20-19)
- Players Challenge NCAA Pay Caps By Anne Wallace (Nov-13-19)
- T-Mobile Retail Workers Reach Wage Deal under California Labor Law By Jane Mundy (Nov-8-19)
- Intel Corp. Investment Policy Committee v. Sulyma to shape ERISA fiduciary lawsuits By Anne Wallace (Nov-7-19)
- Delta Settles Overtime Lawsuit for $3.5 Million By Anne Wallace (Nov-6-19)
- Consumers Bring DoorDash Lawsuit over Stolen Tips By Anne Wallace (Nov-4-19)
- Halliburton Settles California Labor Lawsuit By Jane Mundy (Oct-24-19)
- Southwest Airlines Pilots Get $18.8 Million Settlement By Anne Wallace (Oct-23-19)
- College Athletes: Fair Pay to Play Act By Anne Wallace (Oct-22-19)
- Did the Ninth Circuit Gut ERISA Enforcement in Schwab 401k Mismanagement Lawsuit? By Anne Wallace (Oct-21-19)
- Court Rejects $1.75 Million Hertz Wage Lawsuit Settlement for the Third Time By Anne Wallace (Oct-11-19)
- Safeway 401k Plan to Settle ERISA lawsuit for $8.5 Million By Anne Wallace (Oct-9-19)
- Plaintiffs Cry Foul over $10.2 Million Morgan Stanley Settlement Offer By Anne Wallace (Oct-3-19)
- Diamonds and Wage Theft By Anne Wallace (Sep-25-19)
- Taylor Farm’s Don-Doff Deal is Off By Jane Mundy (Sep-18-19)
- Fiduciaries’ Desperate Drive to Fund Benefits Backfires By Anne Wallace (Sep-11-19)
- California In-Home Supportive Services Workers get New Wage Protections under Federal Law By Anne Wallace (Sep-9-19)
- Safeway’ $1.45 million deal Just One of Many PAGA California Labor Complaints By Jane Mundy (Sep-4-19)
- ERISA Lawsuit Charges Plan with Mismanaging Both High and Low Yield Investment Choices By Anne Wallace (Aug-23-19)
- 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)