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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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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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

by Norman B. Blumenthal on 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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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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California Labor Lawsuit Against Inter-Coast (Inter-Coast International Training)

July 4, 2016
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While the numerous statutes and rules that govern the employer/employee relationship have been on the books and readily available for employers throughout the state of California for ages, employer are continually accused of attempting to find ways to work around California labor code at the expense of their workers. Recently a training company has been […]

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Quality Service Integrity Sued by Former Employee for Wrongful Termination

June 27, 2016
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Samantha Zamora, a former employee of Quality Service, is suing the company for wrongful termination. She claims that she was fired this past February because she notified her boss that illegally employed sanitation workers were contracted to work at the poultry processing plant in Noel. According to the lawsuit, Zamora was only one month into […]

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America’s Favorite Pizza Parlor Fielding Allegations of Fraud and Systemic Wage Theft

June 24, 2016
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Domino’s, one of America’s favorite pizza parlors, is fielding allegations of fraud and systemic wage theft. The attorney general of New York filed a lawsuit against the company on Tuesday based on the accusations that the pizza giant has been shorting workers’ pay systematically. Fast-food restaurants are often sued for wage theft, but this lawsuit […]

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California Overtime Pay Class Action Against The Agent Provacateur

June 23, 2016
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Another company has been brought into the limelight due to California workers that claim they were not provided with overtime pay they were legally due. There appear to be plenty of California employers willing to shortchange their employees if it means protecting their bottom line and maximizing profits. The newest defendant against failure to pay […]

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