Wage and Hour Suit Against YN Apparel Receives Consent Judgment

March 23, 2016
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On Wednesday, the Department of Labor’s wage and hour division advised of a consent judgment against YN Apparel, a major clothing supplier for Ross Stores. The consent judgment requires that the supplier pay $212,000 in back pay to employees in response to minimum wage violations and overtime violations. It will also require YN Apparel to […]

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Allegations Against Tejon Ranch: Wage Theft, Harassment & Discrimination

March 18, 2016
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Tejon Ranch Co. is one of the largest pieces of privately owned property in the nation (270,000 acres). On February 11th, a 186 page complaint was filed. The lawsuit filed against the company alleges that officials of the company (i.e. president, HR director, CEO, Director of Hunting and Equestrian Operations, etc.) were involved in discrimination, […]

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Restaurant Workers to Receive Settlement Awards for Overtime Lawsuit

March 16, 2016
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Recent overtime suits in the news make it clear that while some restaurant employers choose to conduct business below standards set by California labor law, it doesn’t pay. Cheating California employees out of overtime pay can result in costly settlements to resolve lawsuits. One such case in recent news started with an overtime complaint about […]

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Overtime Lawsuit: California Restaurants Violating Pay Laws

March 14, 2016
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A California overtime lawsuit filed on February 18, 2016 claims that DineEquity ,Inc., the company that owns IHOP and Applebee’s restaurants, violated California overtime laws: misclassification, failure to pay overtime and other wages earned, and wrongful termination. Jewel Gardner filed the lawsuit making allegations of California labor law violations. She argues that DineEquity, Inc. misclassified […]

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$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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