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November 30, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Twitter Layoffs Trigger Labor Lawsuits ]
San Francisco, CA The richest man in the world wasted no time to “drastically reduce costs and bring in new revenue from the social media site,” by laying off 3,000 of Twitter’s 7,500 employees – 50 percent of the work force. After purchasing the company for $44 billion on October 27, a mass layoff began during the first week of November. Just days later, the California labor class action was filed in federal court in San Francisco on behalf of Twitter employees who say they were not given the requisite notice, which violated the WARN Act.
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.
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 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 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.
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 8, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Utah Business Ordered to Pay Employees $600k for Overtime Violations ]
Salt Lake City, UT A tile company has been ordered to pay its employees over $600K in back wages after an investigation conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor.
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.
- $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)
- 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)
- MLB To Pay $185 million “Starvation Deal” By Jane Mundy (Aug-11-22)
- 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)
- Google Resolves Gender Discrimination Lawsuit By Jane Mundy (Jul-12-22)
- California Attorney General Supports Washington State’s Ruling that GEO owes Detainees Minimum Wages By Jane Mundy (Jun-28-22)
- Dell found Liable for Transgender Discrimination By Jane Mundy (Jun-22-22)
- Equinox Employees Go Ahead with Three Class Actions By Jane Mundy (Jun-13-22)
- 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)
- Flowers Foods and its Drivers Settle for a Lotta Dough By Jane Mundy (May-19-22)
- Minor League Players “Chasing a Dream” Under Harsh Living Conditions By Jane Mundy (May-11-22)
- MLB Farm Team Players to Get Their Day in Court By Anne Wallace (May-6-22)
- Two Brooklyn Health Care Agencies Settle Fraud Lawsuits By Jane Mundy (Apr-28-22)
- Long Beach City College Allegedly Violated Minimum Wage Laws By Jane Mundy (Apr-26-22)
- Zumiez’s Proposed Settlement with Retail Employees By Jane Mundy (Apr-25-22)
- Mark Zuckerberg and wife Granted Arbitration in Unpaid Wages and Discrimination Claims By Jane Mundy (Apr-20-22)
- $35M Walmart Wage Deal on the Shelf By Jane Mundy (Mar-30-22)
- Google Slammed with Another Discrimination Lawsuit By Jane Mundy (Mar-24-22)
- 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)
- United Airlines Pilots and Flight Attendants Seek Summary Judgment in Pay Stub Fight By Anne Wallace (Feb-20-22)
- Female Walmart Driver Files Civil Rights Lawsuit over Discriminatory Uniform Policy By Anne Wallace (Feb-17-22)
- Pay Increases in 2022 for California’s Guest Farm Workers By Jane Mundy (Jan-5-22)
- Unions and Musicians Poised to Settle Royalty Lawsuit for $8 Million By Anne Wallace (Dec-28-21)
- Starbucks Faces Age Discrimination Lawsuit By Anne Wallace (Dec-26-21)
- 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)
- Gay Revenge Porn Sparks Employment Discrimination Lawsuit By Anne Wallace (Dec-6-21)
- Amazon to Pay $500,000 in COVID-19 Notice Lawsuit By Anne Wallace (Nov-29-21)
- Call Center Workers File FLSA Lawsuit over Unpaid Wages By Anne Wallace (Nov-24-21)
- Supreme Court Hands DoorDash Driver a Win in PAGA Case By Anne Wallace (Nov-9-21)
- Delta Airlines asks Supreme Court to review California Wage Protections for Airline Workers By Anne Wallace (Oct-18-21)
- A Loss and a Win (Sort of) for GrubHub Drivers By Anne Wallace (Oct-10-21)