PAGA To Face Critical Test on November 2024 BallotSacramento, CA
On November 5, 2024, Californians will choose whether to preserve the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) in its present form or replace it with the proposed California Fair Pay and Employer Accountability Act (FPEAA). Since it became law in 2003, PAGA has been an important element of many California labor lawsuits, and is often understood to function as an important deterrent to employer wage theft. Roughly 5,000 PAGA notices are filed annually.
Things to Keep Handy When Consulting a Car Accident Injury AttorneySavannah, GA
The city of Savannah was the second most dangerous city for drivers among a list of 25 US cities in 2017. This alarming statistic is likely to have changed by now, but car accidents continue to pose a major risk for residents to this date. Experiencing a car accident can be a distressing event that leaves individuals with massive emotional and financial burdens. The complex legal processes add yet another layer of complexity for Savannah residents who have been involved in such an accident. In certain situations, it becomes essential to seek guidance from an experienced car accident injury attorney in Savannah. These professionals possess the expertise necessary to navigate the complexities of legal processes and assist victims in recovering their losses. However, it is important to be prepared in advance to ensure a productive consultation with a car accident injury attorney. This article offers insights on the items to have on hand when consulting with car accident attorneys in Savannah.
Suboxone maker Indivior in Trouble with the Law AgainSanta Clara, CA
Suboxone (buprenorphine and naloxone) was first introduced in 2002 for recovering opioid addicts. The dissolvable tablet was helping people on their road to recovery, but the problems began when a Suboxone film version was introduced in 2013, and it took the drugmakers almost a decade to warn consumers of its side effect: decayed teeth. Many people have experienced permanent damage and Suboxone lawsuits indicate that ruined teeth could have been avoided if the manufacturers warned them and the medical community from Suboxone film side effects. And yes, tooth decay is a legitimate injury that can have devastating effects, both physical and emotional.
Chemical Exposure LawsuitsSanta Rosa, CA
Toxic chemicals at the workplace, at home, or in the environment can cause severe damage to the human body.
3M Sending Payments for Faulty Combat EarplugsSanta Clara, CA
As part of its $6 billion faulty combat earplug settlement, 3M began sending payments last month to military veterans who suffered hearing loss and other significant injuries. The payments will resolve about 300,000 lawsuits claiming the manufacturing company knowingly sold defective earplugs that caused hearing loss and tinnitus. Those affected are mainly US military who were in training and combat from 2003 to 2015.
New York MDL Consolidates Growing Number of Exactech Defective Hip Implant LawsuitsBrooklyn, NY
As of February 2024, more than 1,600 defective hip implant lawsuits were pending in multidistrict litigation before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. A status conference has been set for March 13, 2024, at which time the parties will discuss the status of the litigation, unresolved discovery matters and the selection of bellwether cases.
Walmart Workers ask California Judge to OK $2.25M settlementSanta Clara, CA
Over 1,700 Walmart employees last month asked a California federal judge to approved a revamped $2.25 million unpaid overtime settlement. The proposed California labor class action was revised to base the class members' payouts on total earnings rather than weeks worked.
Another Option for Workers Who Cannot Save through an ERISA Retirement PlanSan Francisco, CA
In February 2022, the United States Supreme Court denied the petition for certiorari filed by the petitioner in Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association v. The California Secure Choice Retirement Savings Program (CalSavers)
. The denial kept in place a decision of the Ninth Circuit that permitted a California-sponsored and administered retirement plan for employees of small businesses.
Delta Slammed with Lawsuit over Personal Cellphone UseLos Angeles, CA
Delta Air Lines employees required to use their personal cell phones and computers for work-related tasks without being reimbursed is a California labor law violation, according to a PAGA complaint filed by an aggrieved employee.
Two Popular California Bakeries Slammed with Wage Theft LawsuitsLos Angeles, CA
Two famous bakeries, Firebrand Artisan Breads in the Bay Area, and Sweet Lady Jane in the L.A. area, are both accused of withholding the dough from their employees, and now face California wage theft lawsuits. Filed in Alameda County Superior Court under California’s Private Attorneys General Act, the lawsuit allows employees to seek penalties for labor violations on behalf of themselves and other workers.