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In a recent ruling, California’s top state court said that employers must pay their workers for time spent working on job related tasks after they clock out. The ruling will likely lead to a revival of the related lawsuit against Starbucks. The California Supreme Court found that the rule that excuses companies from paying workers […]

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$9M Settlement Approved to Resolve Target’s PAGA Seating Suits

by Norman B. Blumenthal on August 17, 2018

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The end of July 2018 marked a significant move towards resolution of seating suits for Target when a California judge said he would approve the Target Corp. $9 million settlement. The settlement would resolve several seating suits alleging that the retailer violated California’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) when they failed to provide seating for […]

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According to a 2016 state law, businesses and subcontractors must pay fines for labor law violations. Based on this law, The Cheesecake Factory and its janitorial subcontractor are required to pay 559 Southern California janitors $4.5 million in lost wages and fines.  The popular restaurant chain was cited and fined (along with its janitorial subcontractor) […]

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Intel Corp.’s $5 million deal to resolve wage and overtime claims received preliminary approval from a California state judge, Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Thomas E. Kuhnle. Plaintiffs in the case allege that the well-known tech giant both overworked and underpaid their Golden State employees. Prior to giving preliminary approval to the deal, the […]

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$1M Settlement Agreement to Resolve the Tesla Overtime Lawsuit

by Norman B. Blumenthal on July 10, 2018

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The parties in the Tesla overtime lawsuit have agreed on a $1 million settlement amount. The lawsuit was originally filed by car sales advisers for the company that alleged Tesla failed to provide both required breaks and overtime required by law. The proposed settlement agreement would provide $550,000 of the funds to Class Members with […]

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Wells Fargo Financial Adviser Pay Row Ends with $9.5M Settlement

June 20, 2018
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Preliminary approval was requested for a $9.5 million settlement Wells Fargo has agreed to pay a proposed class of financial advisers in order to put an end to an action alleging that the bank did not properly reimburse business expenses and/or pay their financial advisers earned commissions on a timely basis. The 2,198-member class is […]

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Federal Overtime Class Action Lawsuit Against Phillips 66

June 4, 2018
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Carl H., plaintiff, filed a federal overtime lawsuit against Phillips 66, his former employer. The plaintiff alleges that the company was in violation of wage and hour law set by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The suit was filed in Texas federal court on April 5, 2018 and the plaintiff is demanding a jury […]

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Freedom Mortgage Faces Waiting Time Penalty Lawsuit

May 23, 2018
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Freedom Mortgage Corporation, a residential mortgage lender service company, faces a California waiting time penalty lawsuit. The suit was filed by an employee claiming that they failed to provide appropriate overtime pay. The plaintiff, Michael G., is a San Diego resident. He filed the wage and hour lawsuit citing a violation of the California waiting […]

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Former Microsoft Store Manager Files Overtime Lawsuit

May 2, 2018
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An overtime lawsuit was filed by a former store manager against Microsoft. Plaintiff Jennifer S. alleges she was denied overtime wages. In the complaint, the plaintiff claims she was misclassified as an exempt employee in order to avoid payment of overtime wages. In addition, the plaintiff lists other wage and hour violations against the technology […]

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Alleged Failure to Pay Proper Overtime Leaves Senior Living Facility Facing Suit

April 18, 2018
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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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Port Truckers in Southern California Cast Allegations of Misclassification at XPO

April 2, 2018
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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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