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Twitter Layoffs Trigger Labor Lawsuits

Twitter Layoffs Trigger Labor Lawsuits November 30, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
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.
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Wells Fargo Settlement Raises Legal Fees Queries

Wells Fargo Settlement Raises Legal Fees Queries November 25, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
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.

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Instacart Settles California Misclassification Lawsuit

Instacart Settles California Misclassification Lawsuit October 24, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
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.
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New California Law Requires Pay Transparency

New California Law Requires Pay Transparency October 19, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
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.
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Assisted Living Operator to Settle Wage and Hour Lawsuit for $9.5 Million

Assisted Living Operator to Settle Wage and Hour Lawsuit for $9.5 Million October 18, 2022. By Anne Wallace.
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.

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Nurse Accuses Staffing Company of Illegal Contract

Nurse Accuses Staffing Company of Illegal Contract October 14, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
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.
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Citrus Workers Unpaid Wages Lawsuit

Citrus Workers Unpaid Wages Lawsuit October 10, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
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.
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Converse Inc. Settles $450K Wage-and-Hour Lawsuit Settlement

Converse Inc. Settles $450K Wage-and-Hour Lawsuit Settlement September 13, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
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.
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Utah Business Ordered to Pay Employees $600k for Overtime Violations

Utah Business Ordered to Pay Employees $600k for Overtime Violations September 8, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
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.
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IBM to Settle Sales Reps Claims for $4.75M

IBM to Settle Sales Reps Claims for $4.75M September 6, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
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. 
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