Wage Theft Investigations at California RestaurantsSacramento, CA:
The California Labor Commissioner’s Office has been busy following up on reports of unpaid wages, tips and overtime. Some employees were paid less than $5 an hour and typically worked more than 10 hours a day with no meal or rest breaks, which violates the California labor law. “Long hours with no breaks and sub-minimum wages are classic examples of wage theft, and employers who make their profit by breaking the law will be held accountable," said Labor Commissioner Julie A Su.
Skirting around Donning and DoffingSanta Clara, CA:
California wage and hour laws get complicated, particularly donning and doffing issues
in the manufacturing industry. While federal and state laws agree that employers are required to compensate employees for all “work” performed, they often differ on whether donning and doffing is considered work.
Digital Federal Credit Union Snared in Excessive Overdraft Fees LawsuitBoston, MA
The allegations in the latest excessive overdraft fees lawsuit against Digital Federal Credit Union (DFCU) may seem familiar by now. It is about two different ways
of calculating an account balance – one which the consumer saw, and the other, lower number, which DFCU kept much closer to the vest. Similar lawsuits have been filed against Landmark Credit Union, Summit Credit Union, Pentagon Federal Credit Union and Boeing Employees Credit Union.
California Donning and Doffing on the Clock?Sacramento, CA:
Workers in California, from farm harvesters to computer technicians, can’t come to terms with the California labor law regarding donning and doffing—putting on and taking off employer-mandated uniforms, clothing and safety gear, even though a number of donning and doffing lawsuits have settled in favor of the employee.
Cash America Pawn Managers Deserve Overtime, TooMemphis, TN:
Misclassifying store managers and assistant managers as exempt to avoid paying overtime is pervasive, particularly in the retail industry. Increasingly, however, employees such as managers at Cash America Pawn
are understanding their rights and employers should understand that the potential consequences can be costly.
Trunk Club Settles California Unpaid Wages Lawsuit for $1.75 MillionLos Angeles, CA
The District Court for the Central District of California has approved an agreement under which Trunk Club, Inc., a Nordstrom-owned personal styling service, will pay $1.75 million to settle a class action California unpaid wages lawsuit. The settlement amount will be divided among 3,000 stylists
located throughout the country.
Exotic Dancers Bring California Labor Lawsuit to Recover Back WagesSanta Ana, CA
By a July 18, 2018 Order
, the Superior Court of Orange County ruled that the new Dynamex
“ABC” test for determining whether workers are employees or independent contractors should be applied retroactively. The decision in Dynamex v. Superior Court of Los Angeles County
was already expected to have far reaching consequences
. The ruling in Johnson v. VCG-IS LLC
suggests that employer liability for violations of the California Labor Code arising from the new understanding of legal standards may reach years back in time.