Lawsuit News: Should VW Have to Buy Back Emissions Cheating Diesels?

November 30, 2015
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Owners of Volkswagen diesel vehicles throughout California are shocked by the most recent scandal in the industry: VW’s emissions-test rigging. The extensive nature of the scandal may even leave vehicle owners with a chance of getting Volkswagen to buy back the “rigged” cars. Los Angeles federal court has already seen a class action lawsuit filed […]

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In the News: Volkswagen Recall Class Action Lawsuit

November 25, 2015
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As a general rule of thumb, a vehicle being sold as a “clean diesel” car in the US offers drivers more miles per gallon, decreased operation costs, and greater range between fill-ups. These practical benefits come paired with the excitement of a turbo engine. The commonly known disadvantage: high emissions of pollution. VW sold many […]

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Lawsuit Alleges Staples Misclassified Managers to Avoid OT Pay

October 27, 2015
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One of Staples, Inc.’s general managers, Fred Wesson, filed a putative class action suit against the huge office supply chain last month, including claims that the company purposefully stiffed supervisors on OT pay and mandatory breaks. Wesson worked as a general manager at a number of different Stapled stores in the Los Angeles area. He […]

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California Overtime Pay Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against ULTA

October 23, 2015
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ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. has been hit with an overtime pay class action lawsuit. Allegations included claims that the store managers and salon managers both classified as exempt from overtime (according to California state labor code). They claim this is a misclassification as most of their tasks are non-managerial. The suit includes allegations […]

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Uber’s Misclassification Issue Led to a California Class Action

October 21, 2015
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Drivers previously working for Uber ride-hailing service filed a lawsuit in 2013 that has recently been certified as a California class action. In the original lawsuit, Uber drivers alleged that they were misclassified employees. They claimed that Uber should provide compensation/reimbursement for vehicle expenses as their “employer.” Class action lawsuits can be effective at providing […]

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PAGA Labor Law: Pursuit of Misclassification Penalties

October 19, 2015
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According to PAGA, workers can pursue labor code violations on behalf of the state as long as the California Labor Commission collects 75% of penalties resulting from the violation. Last year’s Iskanian decision resulted in a PAGA exemption for pre-dispute arbitration agreements. Since then, the law has been appearing everywhere amongst various labor law and […]

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California Labor Law: More Legal Trouble for Uber

September 23, 2015
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The last in a list of California labor law violations, Uber is now accused of owing its drivers California overtime pay. New out of Los Angeles, California indicates that while still dealing with allegations that Uber drivers are misclassified, a new wave of allegations is forming – led by Greg Fisher. Greg Fisher is a […]

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Settlement News: Bank of America to Pay $36M in Overtime Lawsuit

September 16, 2015
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In recent news, Bank of America will pay $36 million to settle a class action overtime lawsuit alleging that the company misclassified residential real estate appraisers to leave them exempt for purposes of overtime pay. Plaintiffs seek preliminary approval of the settlement. The legal representation for the plaintiffs are satisfied with the deal that would leave […]

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Hospice Care Provider the Defendant in a California Overtime Class Action Lawsuit

September 10, 2015
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A California overtime class action lawsuit was filed against a California hospice and palliative care group known as Seasons. The lawsuit includes allegations that the defendants, Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care Group of California, Inc. refused to pay the plaintiffs in the case appropriate overtime pay as required by labor law. In addition, plaintiffs claim that […]

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Allegations Arise Against Voltaggio Restaurants About Overtime for Cooks

September 7, 2015
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Former cooks for Voltaggio restaurants, Sunday Alexander and Heather Hensley, have sued their previous employer, celebrity chef Bryan Voltaggio, along with his business partner, Hilda Staples, and the company as a whole, Market Street Management LLC and Volt II LLC. They have made allegations of federal labor and wage law violations. In the simplest terms, […]

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Billy Hunter Lawsuit: Union’s Appeal Rejected by Appeals Court

August 28, 2015
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On Monday, the National California appeals court rejected the National Basketball Players Association’s appeal in the Billy Hunter lawsuit. The previous executive director, Billy Hunter, filed a lawsuit against the union, starting a battle over the validity of his contract. The rejection of the appeal means it will head back to lower court. The Los […]

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