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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Class Action Lawsuit vs. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

March 31, 2015
Class Action Lawsuit vs. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

A class action lawsuit was filed against Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. Allegations state that tipped workers were not paid fair wages. A former Dinosaur Bar-B-Que employee named Ashley Hankins filed the class action lawsuit. Ashley, a resident of Bronx, New York, worked at the restaurant on W. 125th Street, New York, New York from 7/2012 through 1/2015. […]

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Plaintiffs Win California Wage and Hour Class Action Lawsuit vs. York Claims Service

March 24, 2015
Plaintiffs Win California Wage and Hour Class Action Lawsuit vs. York Claims Service

Lonnetta Williams and Roshon Green filed a wage and hour suit on June 17, 2008 against York Claims Service, Inc. in San Francisco Superior Court. The plaintiffs in the case claim that they were misclassified by the defendant in the case (as well as other claims examiners in similar positions at the company). The plaintiffs […]

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Overtime Suit Against David Copperfield Disappears Like Magic

March 11, 2015
Overtime Suit Against David Copperfield Disappears Like Magic

In a class action overtime suit filed by people who claimed they were not paid for overtime hours, Illusionist David Copperfield has agreed to pay $500,000. Individuals claiming they weren’t paid for overtime hours were a part of his magic show at the MGM Grand in Vegas. According to the settlement agreement, there are a […]

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Overtime Lawsuit Between NYPD Sergeants and the City Results in $8 Million Settlement

March 4, 2015
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The City agreed to pay $8 million to over 5,000 sergeants to settle an overtime lawsuit in which they claim the city failed to pay for overtime (Edmund Small et. al. vs. City of New York and the New York City Police Department). The suit was filed in May of 2014 in the Southern District […]

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Proposed Overtime Rule Changes Would Increase the Number of Workers Eligible for Overtime Compensation

February 25, 2015
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Policy experts are talking about what’s ahead for employers and their workers. The Obama administration’s proposed overtime rule changes would significantly increase the number of workers eligible for overtime compensation. Experts on employment law expect the changes to include an increase in the threshold and changes to the definition of “exempt duties” to increase specificity […]

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Obama Administration Plans to Make Changes in Who Gets Overtime Pay

February 16, 2015

Many are anticipating changes to who gets overtime pay and experts say the changes may be coming soon. The Obama administration is expected to make a move soon on the proposed changes that would provide overtime pay protections to additional workers who don’t currently qualify (such as low paid managers). This change could affect millions […]

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California’s Fair Chance Employment Act: Targeting Construction Contractors

January 28, 2015
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California employees and employers alike should know that a new 2015 California employment law took effect on January 1st requiring that employers who are making bids on state contracts that involve onsite construction-related services to certify that they have “banned the box” on the applications they receive for onsite construction-related jobs. The new law actually prohibits […]

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