$228 Million Settlement Resolves Class Action Against FedEx

July 14, 2015
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FedEx Corporation agreed to pay $228 million settlement in order to resolve the class action lawsuit that was brought by FedEx Ground drivers in California. Drivers claimed that the company misclassified them as independent contractors instead of employees. They allege that doing so resulted in shorting FedEx driver wages and benefits. According to Friday’s ruling […]

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Hertz Hit with $4M Putative Class Action in California State Court: Not Properly Paying California Employees

June 17, 2015
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Hertz has been hit with a $4 million putative class action lawsuit. The suit was filed in California state court. In the suit allegations were made that the company failed to property pay California employees who worked through breaks. Allegations were also made that Hertz swindled employees out of overtime wages. Juan Herrera is the […]

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Lost Wages, Job Misclassification Suit: LA, Long Beach Port Truckers Sue Carson

June 3, 2015
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Vasquez and Montoya, two truck drivers from California, filed suit against their employer, Sterling Express. The Carson trucking company allegedly violated state labor code: failing to provide drivers with appropriate wages as due by misclassifying truck drivers as independent contractors when they should have been labeled as employees. Jose Vasquez of Lynwood and Elmer Montoya […]

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State Wage Suit Against Los Angeles Events Contract Company

May 27, 2015
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Noble LA Events, Inc. placed workers at The Theatre at Ace Hotel as well as the APEX condo tower in LA. A contract employee of the company filed a state wage suit in California state court stating allegations that he was denied overtime and appropriate meal breaks while on the job. The Plaintiff, David Moorer, […]

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Overtime Pay Lawsuit: Avon District Managers Seek Compensation

May 20, 2015
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Judge Beth Labson Freeman ruled that a lawsuit brought against Avon Beauty Products on behalf of their District Sales Managers should proceed as a class action. All employees who worked or are working as Avon District Sales Managers in California since April 2009 can join the class action in pursuit of unpaid overtime wages.   […]

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Manipulation of Employee Classification and Denial of Overtime Pay: Workers Sue Walmart

May 13, 2015
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A potential class action lawsuit over alleged wage theft is threatening Walmart. An employee claims that managers were illegally denied overtime pay. Bonnie Cardoza, worked as an assistant manager at Walmart for approximately five years, claims that she and other managerial level employees were denied overtime even though they were routinely asked to perform the […]

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California Overtime Lawsuits Against On-Demand Companies Increasing

May 6, 2015
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The on-demand economy in California is experiencing unprecedented growth – from car services to cleaning companies. Some suspect California overtime laws to slow the growth as well known suits against Uber and Lyft are still pending (since 2013) and additional suits are being filed against numerous other companies with similar business models: Homejoy, Postmates, Try […]

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Overtime Pay Litigation Filed Against Sushi Outlets

April 29, 2015
Overtime Pay Litigation Filed Against Sushi Outlets (2)

A Los Angeles, California putative class action lawsuit made allegations of violations of overtime pay laws in California. The overtime pay litigation included additional allegations: missed meal breaks, violations of minimum wage statutes, etc. The suit was filed in California state court. The defendant is Sarku Japan, franchises and affiliates. The plaintiff in the case […]

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California Court Finds that Sun Worshipping Atheist is Subject to Mandatory Overtime

April 21, 2015
California Court Finds that Sun Worshipping Atheist is Subject to Mandatory Overtime

Marshel Copple is the sole member of a religion he created and describes as a “Sun Worshipping Atheist.” Mr. Copple defines his religious choices as requiring him to: pray in the sun, obtain exposure to natural air daily, obtaining at least 8 hours of sleep, eating and drinking when necessary, regularly exercising, getting daily rest […]

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Boom in Wage and Hour Suits Could Follow Oil Price Bust

April 14, 2015
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Many are speculating on the probability that the steep drop in oil prices over the last year will result in an increase in the number of wage and hour suits filed against companies in the energy industry. Workers used to long hours and hard work who have been laid off are turning towards employment law […]

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Unpaid Overtime Suit Filed by Fashion Week Crew

April 2, 2015
Unpaid Overtime Suit Filed by Fashion Week Crew

Brian Davis, lead plaintiff in the complaint filed on March 23rd, 2015 in Manhattan, alleges that the managers of New York Fashion Week denies crew members overtime compensation. The unpaid overtime suit is a federal class action filed against a talent agency: William Morris Endeavor Entertainment LLC and its entertainment subsidiaries, IMG Worldwide and IMG […]

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