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November 25, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Wells Fargo Settlement Raises Legal Fees Queries ]
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.
November 14, 2022. By Anne Wallace.
Read [ Department of Defense to Stop Using PFAS-Based Firefighting Foam in 2024 ]
Washington, DC Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS/PFOA) foams have been a staple of military and civilian firefighting operations for sixty years. But their usefulness in fighting liquid fuel fires comes at a steep price for the planet and human health.
October 31, 2022. By Anne Wallace.
Read [ Parties to Settle 401k Fiduciary Breach Lawsuit in Reichert v. Juniper Networks, Inc. ]
San Jose, CA On November 11, the District Court for the Northern District of California is expected to approve a settlement in Reichert v. Juniper Networks Inc. The class action ERISA lawsuit, like many before it, alleges that the fiduciaries of the Juniper Networks, Inc. 401(k) Plan breached their legal duty to plan participants because of the way that they managed the participants’ retirement savings.
October 24, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Instacart Settles California Misclassification Lawsuit ]
San Francisco, CA Instacart is settling a misclassification complaint claiming that the gig company violated the California labor code by misclassifying its workers, known as “shoppers” as independent contractors instead of employees. (Shoppers gather groceries in stores for customers and sometimes deliver them.) The city of San Diego claimed Instacart misclassified its shoppers as independent contractors in order to avoid paying them benefits.
October 19, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ New California Law Requires Pay Transparency ]
Santa Clara, CA A new California labor bill, which takes effect next January 2023, will require employers with over 15 employees to list pay and salary ranges on all job postings. The Senate Bill 1162 is key to achieving pay equity and the lack of pay transparency has disproportionately affected both people of color and female employees, according to proponents of the bill.
October 18, 2022. By Anne Wallace.
Read [ Assisted Living Operator to Settle Wage and Hour Lawsuit for $9.5 Million ]
Sacramento, CA Frontier Management LLC will pay $9.5 million to settle a California labor lawsuit brought by roughly 1,000 workers who were not paid for work required before they clocked in, after they clocked out and during meal breaks. Wright v. Frontier Management, as originally filed, alleged nine causes of action under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the California Labor Code and the California Business and Professions Code. Claims under the California Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) were added thereafter. The senior care industry is notorious for wage and hour violations and has been the subject of federal and California investigations.
October 17, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Hewlett Packard Settles Gender Discrimination Lawsuit ]
Santa Clara, CA Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co has agreed to settle a proposed class action that accused the tech giant of paying women less than men. The settlement stems from a California labor lawsuit filed in Santa Clara County Superior County in November 2018, claiming the company violated the California Equal Pay Act and Unfair Competition Law by systematically paying its female employees less than similarly situated men.
October 14, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Nurse Accuses Staffing Company of Illegal Contract ]
New York, NY A Filipino nurse has filed a complaint against his employer, Advanced Care Staffing LLC, which recruits foreign nurses for U.S. health care facilities. In his employment lawsuit filed in New York federal court, Benzor Shem Vidal claims that the staffing company forced him to sign an illegal, "predatory" arbitration agreement that threatened to financially ruin him after he quit working at a nursing home.
October 12, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Are Starbucks' New Benefits Legal? ]
Santa Clara, CA The Seattle office of the National Labor Relations Board in August filed a labor law complaint against Starbucks for failing to offer wage increases and some benefits to unionized workers. The company says it cannot give its new financial savings perks to staff at about 300 stores that have “union activity”. A similar scenario may well play out for the California workers who voted to unionize (see below).
October 10, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Citrus Workers Unpaid Wages Lawsuit ]
Santa Clara, CATwo citrus workers asked a California federal court to keep their proposed California labor class action against a citrus company alive. They allege that Bee Sweet did fully pay wages and travel time pay and did not provide rest periods.
- PFAS Water Contamination Lawsuits Update By Jane Mundy (Oct-5-22)
- $90 Million Missing -- “Embezzlement and fraud,” cry AME Pastors in Pension Lawsuit By Anne Wallace (Sep-14-22)
- Converse Inc. Settles $450K Wage-and-Hour Lawsuit Settlement By Jane Mundy (Sep-13-22)
- Utah Business Ordered to Pay Employees $600k for Overtime Violations By Jane Mundy (Sep-8-22)
- IBM to Settle Sales Reps Claims for $4.75M By Jane Mundy (Sep-6-22)
- Working from Home Expenses Covered—or not-- in California By Jane Mundy (Sep-3-22)
- $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)
- Costco Settles Excessive Fee ERISA Lawsuit for $5.1 Million By Anne Wallace (Aug-29-22)
- Riot Games Workers' $100M Gender Discrimination Settlement By Jane Mundy (Aug-25-22)
- More Workers Claim Hemp Farms Stole Wages By Jane Mundy (Aug-24-22)
- Poultry Processers to Pay $85m for Alleged Wage-Fixing By Jane Mundy (Aug-23-22)
- California College Educator Paid Below Minimum Wage By Jane Mundy (Aug-22-22)
- MLB To Pay $185 million “Starvation Deal” By Jane Mundy (Aug-11-22)
- DOJ says No-Poach Agreements Illegal By Jane Mundy (Aug-9-22)
- United Airlines Appears to Stiff Early Retirees By Anne Wallace (Aug-8-22)
- 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)
- Laid-Off Tesla Employees File Failure to Warn Lawsuit By Jane Mundy (Jul-22-22)
- California Rest Break Law – Then and Now By Jane Mundy (Jul-19-22)
- Mental Health Patient Advocates Fight Wit Reversal By Anne Wallace (Jul-18-22)
- Google Resolves Gender Discrimination Lawsuit By Jane Mundy (Jul-12-22)
- Former Tesla Employee Rejects $15 million Settlement By Jane Mundy (Jul-8-22)
- Can my Employer Cut my Health Benefits after I Retire? By Anne Wallace (Jul-6-22)
- 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)
- Dell found Liable for Transgender Discrimination By Jane Mundy (Jun-22-22)
- Whistleblower Outed Abbott Labs Two Years Before FDA Closed Sturgis Plant By Anne Wallace (Jun-20-22)
- 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)
- ERISA Lawsuit Alleges that ESOP Fiduciaries Cheated Participants By Anne Wallace (May-31-22)
- 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)
- Flowers Foods and its Drivers Settle for a Lotta Dough By Jane Mundy (May-19-22)
- Longshore Act and Truckers Workers’ Comp Coverage By Jane Mundy (May-18-22)
- Plaintiffs Seek Recusal of Latest Judge in Home Depot ERISA Lawsuit By Anne Wallace (May-16-22)