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Jane Mundy

Jane MundyJane Mundy As the senior legal correspondent for Online Legal Media since 2004, Jane has interviewed over a thousand people—including plaintiffs and attorneys— about many issues for the company, from bad pharmaceuticals to labor law. She is also an award-winning freelance writer for a variety of international and national magazines and newspapers, including Scientific American, Readers Digest, the Globe & Mail and the National Post.

Jane has also written two Ocean Wise Cookbooks about sustainable seafood, the second having won Taste Canada's Gold Award. When Jane isn't at her computer or in the kitchen, she is hiking with her border collie Lizzy or traveling with her laptop. You can read some of Jane's travel and food articles at janemundy.com.

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Insurance Companies in Denial regarding Long COVID

September 15, 2022.
Santa Clara, CA Despite government entities recognizing Long Covid as a disability, attorneys are litigating against health insurance companies that deny disability benefits to COVID long haulers.
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Converse Inc. Settles $450K Wage-and-Hour Lawsuit Settlement

September 13, 2022.
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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Two More Philips CPAP Sleep Machine Recalls

September 9, 2022.
Santa Clara, CA On the heels of its massive sleep apnea machine recall, Philips announced yet another recall but this time it involves a plastic component that can release cancer-causing chemicals into the user’s airway. Incredibly, a third and separate recall was announced on September 6, involving masks worn with the sleep machines.
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Utah Business Ordered to Pay Employees $600k for Overtime Violations

September 8, 2022.
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

September 6, 2022.
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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Working from Home Expenses Covered—or not-- in California

September 3, 2022.
Santa Clara, CA A number of California employers are facing class actions or actions under the Private Attorneys General Act filed by employees seeking reimbursement for expenses incurred while working from home during the pandemic. Even though the California Labor Code states what can and cannot be claimed, it has been written in a way that leaves room for interpretation by the courts.

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$30.5 Million Apple Settlement Approved

September 1, 2022.
San Francisco, CA An Apple Inc. class action lawsuit filed almost a decade ago has finally been approved. Back in 2013, the technology giant’s retail workers claimed they were shortchanged for time spent in mandatory security checks after their shifts, which is a violation of the California labor law. The $30.5 million settlement includes compensation for 15,000 employees.
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Marine with Ulcerative Colitis Files Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuit

August 30, 2022.
Camp Lejeune, NC A former marine stationed at Camp Lejeune was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, which he claims was directly caused by PFAS contamination in the water he drank and bathed in from 1985 to 1987.
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Uber Misclassification Suit Finally Settles for $8.4M

August 29, 2022.
San Francisco, CA A California judge last month gave his final approval in Uber’s misclassification lawsuit. About 1,322 drivers who alleged they were misclassified as contractors will share the $8.4 million settlement. The agreement resolves years of litigation in the class action, which claimed that Uber deliberately classified drivers as contractors to avoid providing certain wages and benefits required by California labor law.
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Riot Games Workers' $100M Gender Discrimination Settlement

August 25, 2022.
Los Angeles, CA A California judge has approved Riot Games' $100 million settlement following the California labor gender discrimination case brought before the League of Legends firm. About 1,000 women who worked for Riot are expected to receive payouts after putting up with a “men-first” environment for years.
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