$3.5M Old Navy Deal in Workers’ Wage Lawsuit

March 9, 2016
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In January 2016, a California judge provided preliminary approval for a $3.5 million deal for Old Navy to pay approximately 26,000 retail store and outlet employees throughout the state in an attempt to end a class action suit that included allegations of a range of wage violations. The class action suit was filed by four […]

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Google the Focus of Overtime Suit

March 2, 2016
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A former contract recruiter for Google, Tymuoi Ha, filed suit alleging that the search giant regularly insisted upon 40+ hours in one week, but failed to provide overtime pay for hours worked over “full time.” The wage and hour suit alleges violations by both Google and Urban Technologies (a staffing agency that Google utilizes when […]

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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Victoria’s Secret

February 29, 2016
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Many believe that the majority of Victoria’s Secret catalog’s subscriber base is male. In fact, urban myth points towards a specific subset of men (those who work in isolated environments like oil rigs, mines, etc.) This urban myth is just that – mythical. A recent class action lawsuit brings this home more clearly than ever […]

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Stripper Files Lawsuit Against Clearwater Baby Dolls

February 24, 2016
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Alexa Rohlsen danced in the Clearwater Baby Dolls strip club in order to pay her way through cosmetology school. She states that she enjoys the work. She sees it as art and good exercise. She also likes to be around people. The only thing she seems to dislike about the work is when she leaves […]

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SkyWest Wage and Hour Suit Transferred from California to Chicago

January 29, 2016
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A class action suit filed against SkyWest Airlines alleging that they regularly underpay their flight attendants was transferred on December 9th from a federal court district in California to Chicago federal court. It joins a virtually identical class action currently pending against SkyWest in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. SkyWest […]

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Restoration Hardware’s $1.5 Million Wage Settlement Approved

January 27, 2016
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Restoration Hardware has received preliminary approval (as of December 22, 2015) for a $1.5 million wage settlement for a wage and hour class action. The class action suit was filed on behalf of 2,200 California employees of the popular home furnishing store. Class action members claim that Restoration Hardware filed to meet overtime and break […]

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“Role Players” File Suit Regarding Labor Law Violations

January 25, 2016
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Eighteen role players hired by military contractors filed suit claiming that they were forced to work around the clock and live in inadequate conditions in violation of labor laws. The Fort Irwin “role players” are individuals of Middle Eastern ancestry hired to work in fabricated villages at the National Training Center. The role players were […]

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Goodyear Class Certification Denied Due to Lack of Common Issues

January 18, 2016
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In recent news, a federal judge denied a motion for conditional class certification regarding the Goodyear suit (Johnson et al. v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co). The judge’s decision was based on the lack of common issues. More specifically, judges considering motions for class certification must look for a predominance of common issues amongst the […]

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SolarCity Employment Contingent Upon Class Action Waiver

January 6, 2016

A decision and order was handed down in the case of SolarCity Corporation and Anita Beth Irving on December 22, 2015. The Board held that the actions of the California based corporation were in violation of the National Labor Relations Act according to details of the case. SolarCity is an employer based in San Mateo, […]

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Class Action Overtime Lawsuit Filed by Former Sansum Clinic Employee

December 30, 2015
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Diane Pizzi, a former Sansum Clinic employee, filed a class action overtime lawsuit. As an hourly employee, Pizzi claims that the Santa Barbara clinic manager created false records in order to avoid the payment of overtime. She also claims the falsified records supported the manager’s refusal to provide mandatory lunch breaks (according to California labor […]

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Apple Inc. and Amazon Now: One Suit Dismissed & Another Begins

December 23, 2015
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A San Francisco, California judge recently dismissed plaintiffs’ overtime pay claims against Apple, Inc. The plaintiffs in the case claimed that they were denied overtime pay for the time they were required to spend waiting in line to have their bags checked (including for breaks and at the end of their shifts). For full time […]

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