Overtime Pay Protections Extended to Home Care Workers

November 4, 2014
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The final rule to extend minimum wage and overtime pay protections to home care workers takes effect on January 1, 2015. Tuesday, the Department of Labor announced that it won’t be enforcing the final rule until 6 months later. California officials responded to the federal decision regarding the delayed enforcement by stating that it would […]

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Class Action Filed by California Caregivers for Failure to Pay Overtime and Minimum Wage

October 29, 2014
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A group of caregivers out of California filed a class action lawsuit against Kindred Healthcare, Inc. for alleged failures to pay minimum wage and appropriate overtime wages. In addition, the suit claims that there were rest and meal break violations. Kindred Healthcare is one of the largest post-acute healthcare services facilities in the country and […]

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Holiday Retirement, Senior Living Company, Faces Overtime Suit

October 22, 2014
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A class action lawsuit was filed in California against Harvest Management Sub, LLC dba Holiday Retirement. The complaint included allegations of intentional misclassification of employees as exempt. In many cases, it is believed that businesses intentionally misclassify their employees in this fashion as a means of avoiding the additional expense required to provide workers with […]

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When Independent Contractors are Actually Employees

October 8, 2014
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Sometimes it’s difficult to know if you are an employee or an independent contractor. Even more often it’s hard to know if you actually en employee even though you’re called an independent contractor . If you’re not sure, you might be one of the many who are “employees” in everything but title. You might be […]

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An Ex Late with David Letterman Intern Drops Minimum Wage and Overtime Lawsuit

September 30, 2014
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In recent news, an ex-intern who previously worked with David Letterman on the Late Show dropped a class action lawsuit. The unpaid intern filed against CBS and Letterman’s production company, Worldwide Pants, but dropped the suit within days of filing. The notice of discontinuance said that the suit was “discontinued in its entirety without prejudice.” […]

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California May Mandate Paid Sick Leave

September 25, 2014
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California Governor Jerry Brown signed bill A.B. 1522 on September 10, 2014. The bill is officially known as the Healthy Workplace, Healthy Family Act of 2014. The bill requires California employers to provide employees with a minimum of three paid sick days each year. The only other state with such a law already in place […]

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Wage Case Class Action Against Allstate Certified by Federal Appeals Court

September 17, 2014
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Allstate Insurance was handed a shocking defeat by the Federal Appeals Court regarding the wage case class action filed against them involving 800 Allstate employees in California. The case was handled by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals which ruled in a 16 page ruling that the class action lawsuit alleging that the major insurance […]

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FedEx Overtime Case Reversed by 9th Circuit Court

September 9, 2014
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According to the recent ruling by the 9th Circuit, FedEx misclassified over 3,000 delivery drivers in California and Oregon as independent contractors instead of employees. This most recent decision completely upends previous findings of the multidistrict litigation court in Indiana against three separate class actions filed on behalf of 2,300 California FedEx Ground and FedEx […]

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$6 Million Settlement in LinkedIn Overtime Case

August 12, 2014
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In recent news, LinkedIn, the online career-networking company, was found in violation of wage law. LinkedIn Corp has agreed to pay almost $6 million of back overtime and damages to 359 employees (both current and former) as a result of the U.S. Department of Labor’s investigation findings. Employees involved in the suit are located in […]

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The California Overtime Law Applies to Group Homes

August 6, 2014
The California Overtime Law Applies to Group Homes

Individuals who work at group homes often work an excessive number of hours. It is common for an employee in good standing at a group home to work over 50 hours in one work week. Recent overtime pay violation allegations have brought to light that multiple group homes throughout the state have advised employees that […]

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RadioShack Liable in Pennsylvania Overtime Lawsuit

July 10, 2014
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RadioShack, the electronics retailer, was recently found liable by a federal judge in a Pennsylvania overtime lawsuit. It was decided that the mass electronics distributor violated Pennsylvania law in the calculation of employee overtime wages. Calculations may have complied with baseline federal regulations, but they violated the Pennsylvania state Minimum Wage Act, which is more […]

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