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Robin Andrews, an employee of a San Joaquin County senior living business, filed a class action lawsuit alleging labor code violations (U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California case number 18-cv-378). The complaint was filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California on February 16, 2018 on behalf of Andrews […]

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Southern California drivers at the nation’s largest port complex recently filed a misclassification lawsuit (Alvarez vs. XPO Logistics Cartage) against XPO Logistics Cartage. The suit was filed in February 2018 in Los Angeles County Superior Court. The drivers were seeking to have port and rail truckers reclassified as employees. Port Angeles and Long Beach truckers […]

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Panera Faces Class Action Overtime Suit

by Norman B. Blumenthal on March 15, 2018

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Panera, the fast-casual deli and bakery chain, is facing a class-action lawsuit filed by two former employees, Alan Meyer and David Cornelius, who claim they were not paid overtime wages they were owed during their time working as assistant managers. Both say they were unlawfully classified as exempt and both claim they regularly worked more […]

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Brandon N. filed a California wage and hour class action lawsuit on behalf of himself and others similarly situated against Home Point Financial Corp. The California wage and hour class action was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California at the end of 2017. Home Point Financial Corp., based out […]

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Last year Postmates reached a settlement agreement with their couriers over allegations that the food-delivery service was incorrectly classifying delivery drivers as independent contractors instead of employees. In a letter to the couriers it became evident that there was one final catch. The amount of “settlement” drivers receive depends on their location – where they […]

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Overtime Claims Result in $8.3M Deal for JPMorgan Workers

February 5, 2018
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The well-known JPMorgan & Chase Co. financial institution is expected to cough up $8.3 million in order to end a proposed class action that had assistant bank managers alleging that they were misclassified as overtime-exempt. According to the deal proposed earlier in January 2018, the agreed upon amount would cover approximately $2.8 million in attorneys’ […]

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Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Against Google Going Nowhere?

January 22, 2018
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In recent news, Google scored a win when a California state judge sided with them by dismissing class action claims accusing the company of paying female workers less than male workers as well as offering them less opportunity for promotion in the company. It was a huge win for Google. Superior Court Judge Mary Wiss […]

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Firefighters Out of Hermosa Beach Sue for Overtime Compensation

January 15, 2018
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A group of thirteen firefighters are suing the city of Hermosa Beach alleging wage and hour and overtime violations. The firefighters are seeking compensation they are allegedly owed, double the damages for a period of three years, interest and legal fees. The overtime lawsuit was filed in the midst of contractual negotiations between the Hermosa […]

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Flight Attendant Wage Suit Results in $1.9M Deal

January 8, 2018
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In early December, three flight attendants asked a federal court for preliminary approval of Cathay Airways Pacific Ltd.’s $1.9 million deal. The deal would resolve litigation alleging Hong Kong Air was in violation of a number of California wage and hour laws. Crew members involved in the litigation were: Margaret Tumampos, Jonathan Lam, and Connie […]

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Rest Breaks for Workers: California Amazon Warehouses Face Potential Class Action

January 2, 2018
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A potential class action in California alleges that Amazon.com’s California warehouse operation fails to provide workers at various fulfillment centers with required rest breaks and overtime pay  on shifts that are over 10 hours. Romeo Palma, plaintiff, works for Golden State FC LLC. This business entity operates a number of different fulfillment centers in the […]

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Overtime Pay Class Action Lawsuit Against Phoenix Warehouse of California

December 27, 2017
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Approximately 1,500 workers employed by the Phoenix Warehouse of California between 2009 and 2016 allege that they were expected to work eight to 12 hours per day without any meal or rest breaks and without overtime pay as required by law. Plaintiffs describe their work environment as rancid. Workers, mostly Latino who only spoke Spanish, […]

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