IMDb Allows Actors Union to Join in Age Discrimination Challenge

by Norman B. Blumenthal on February 22, 2017

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IMDb, Internet Movie Database, does not oppose a request by Hollywood’s biggest actors union (SAG-AFTRA) to join in the lawsuit challenging the new California law that was crafted to combat age discrimination in TV and movies. Weeks ago, the union advised a San Francisco judge of their desire to join in the suit challenging the […]

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Goodwill Industries Faces California Harassment Lawsuit

by Norman B. Blumenthal on February 15, 2017

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Five employees (and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)) filed a harassment lawsuit against Goodwill Industries and an affiliate including allegations that as female janitorial staff employed by the company, they were subjected to sexual harassment. The harassment suit was filed in US District Court for the Northern District in California and alleged violations of […]

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Unpaid Wages Lawsuit Against See’s Continues – Eight Years Later

by Norman B. Blumenthal on February 13, 2017

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The California unpaid wages lawsuit filed by plaintiff, Pamela Silva, against See’s Candy Stores, Inc. in 2009 will go forward in accordance with the ruling of the three-judge appellate panel. The California Donning and Doffing lawsuit is founded on allegations that Silva was unpaid for meal and rest periods during which she was required to […]

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Best Buy Allegedly Shorts Workers’ Overtime Pay with Bonus System

by Norman B. Blumenthal on February 10, 2017

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In a recent lawsuit, plaintiffs allege that Best Buy uses a system to calculate employee productivity retention and assign bonuses that fails to factor in hourly wages. This means that Best Buy workers are not receiving the appropriate amount of overtime pay according to lawsuit documents filed in California state court. Best Buy workers claim […]

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Valeria Bordes, a former call center worker, recently filed a class-action lawsuit (U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 5:16-cv-02661-R-PLA) alleging that she was not compensated for overtime work in accordance with California labor law. The complaint was filed December 28th, 2016 on behalf of all those similarly situated. The lawsuit […]

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Overtime Pay Violations Result in Lawsuit Filed by Marinwood Firefighters

January 23, 2017
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Fifteen former and current firefighters from Marinwood filed suit against Marinwood Community Services District for alleged overtime pay violations. According to allegations in the lawsuit, the district violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by miscalculating the firefighters’ regular rate of pay upon which overtime calculations are based. Marinwood firefighters claim that the district should have […]

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Mercedes Dealer Overtime Wage Suit Revived by 9th Circuit

January 19, 2017
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A lawsuit alleging that a California Mercedes-Benz dealer shorted service advisers on overtime wages was revived by the Ninth Circuit for the second time, noting that Congress never intended to apply an exemption to advisers in regards to overtime pay which gives claims credence. The three-judge panel based findings on what they referred to as […]

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GE Reaches a Proposed $9.5 Million Settlement for Overtime Suit

January 17, 2017
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Earlier this month, General Electric Co. reached a proposed $9.5 million settlement in a lawsuit brought collectively by service technicians that alleged overtime pay shortages due to off the clock work. The plaintiffs in the case brought claims in January 2014 under a number of different states’ laws as well as the Fair Labor Standards […]

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Zillow Settles Overtime Suit for $6 Million

December 29, 2016
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In November 2016, Zillow, Inc. reached a settlement that is valued up to $6 million. A class of Zillow sales representatives accused the massive real estate website of failing to provide appropriate overtime pay. To settle the case and end the U.S. Department of Labor’s review of Zillow’s wage and hour policies, the plaintiffs struck […]

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McDonald’s California Overtime Lawsuit Sees $3.75 Million Settlement

December 27, 2016
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In a California compliance lawsuit, McDonald’s was accused of violating state labor laws by failing to pay overtime. In a recent settlement agreement of $3.75 million, McDonald’s agreed to work with the California franchise owner to ensure California labor law compliance. The original lawsuit was filed in the California court in 2014 by multiple employees […]

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Court’s Suspension of Overtime Rule Have Companies Preparing

December 21, 2016
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Many employers were surprised when a federal judge issued a nationwide injunction on new overtime rules applying to white-collar workers with an effective date of December 1st. It was expected to affect millions of employees with many falling within the tech sector. The U.S. Department Labor regulation under scrutiny would have increased the salary limit […]

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