The Court Rejects Uber’s Proposed $84 Million Settlement

by Norman B. Blumenthal on September 28, 2016

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Employers facing a class action lawsuit – particularly those based out of California and dealing with the 21st century employee vs. independent contractor question – are taking a close look at the recent rejection of Uber’s proposed $84 million class action settlement by federal court. Most are concluding that this ruling is indicative of a […]

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Court of Appeals Makes a Great Decision for California Employees

by Norman B. Blumenthal on September 23, 2016

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In recent news, California employees will be glad to hear that the Court of Appeals vacated the district court’s order compelling individual arbitration of employees’ class action against Ernst & Young. Allegations of misclassification and failure to pay overtime wages led the charge in the employees’ fight to right the wrongs done in violation of […]

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News out of Riverside, California is taking notice of an overtime lawsuit filed by California workers. Non-exempt hourly employees in California, working for Alpha Respiratory and Lincare have received approval to proceed with their lawsuit with class action status. The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California approved the class action status in […]

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Animal Behavior College, Inc. Moves to Settle in Unpaid Overtime Lawsuit

by Norman B. Blumenthal on September 19, 2016

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In recent news, Los Angeles based Animal Behavior College, Inc. (ABC) is moving to settle in an unpaid overtime lawsuit (Samuel Barahona v. Animal Behavior College, Inc., et al, Case No. 2:15-cv-09584-R-AFM, US District Court, Central District of California, Western Division). The suit was filed by an employee of ABC alleging that the company did […]

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Cisco Systems Faces Allegations of Wrongful Termination

by Norman B. Blumenthal on August 22, 2016

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One of the latest California companies to face allegations of wrongful terminations is Cisco Systems. Diane Woodruff, an employee for the company out of San Francisco, claims that she was wrongfully terminated from her position with the company after she requested maternity leave. She filed a complaint regarding the matter on June 24, 2016 in […]

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Exel Direct, Inc. Case: Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement Granted

August 15, 2016
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In recent news, a class action settlement received preliminary approval for California truckers to receive $13M in case against Exel Direct, Inc. The California federal judge granted preliminary approval on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, in regards to the case alleging that Exel Direct, Inc. trucking company denied their delivery drivers rest breaks and violated labor […]

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Four More Companies to Face a Fight Over Misclassification of Workers

August 8, 2016
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The legal aid for the plaintiffs in the well known Uber and Lyft legal battles, is taking the same fight to four more companies. The Uber and Lyft lawsuits were based around misclassification of workers as independent contractors. It seems to be a popular allegation amongst on-demand companies. The four other companies soon to be […]

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ub Fails in Bid to Toss California Driver Wage Suit

August 1, 2016
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GrubHub, Inc. is a popular online food delivery service. In recent news they attempted to put a stop to a putative class action in California federal court. In spite of their attempts to throw on the brakes, the suit will go forward as the judge in the case ruled that the California delivery drivers (the […]

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Caithness Corp. Facing Allegations of Wrongful Termination Due to Gender Discrimination

July 27, 2016
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Katherine Oster, a Marin county resident, claims that she was wrongfully terminated from her employment at Caithness Corp. after she made complaints regarding gender discrimination. Oster filed her complaint claiming wrongful termination on June 9th with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Defendants listed include Caithness Corp., Caithness Energy LLC, Caithness […]

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Wrongful Termination Suit Against Velex, Inc., Nexius Solutions, Inc.

July 20, 2016
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San Francisco has another wrongful termination suit in the news. A worker from Madera named Jason Pimentel claims that he was the victim of wrongful termination. Pimentel filed his complaint on June 13th against Velex, Inc., Nexius Solutions, Inc. Included in the complaint are a number of alleged violations. The complaint was filed in the […]

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Sprint Settles in California Overtime Class Action

July 13, 2016
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Preliminary approval was granted for a settlement to resolve the California overtime class action against Sprint Corporation, Sprint Communications Company LP, and Sprint/United Management Co. The original lawsuit was filed in Sacramento County Superior Court in July 2014 alleging various violations of California labor employment law, including: failure to provide required rest periods and meal […]

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