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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Class Action Wage and Overtime Suit Filed Against Grand Sierra

June 30, 2014
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Grand Sierra, a Reno hotel was named in what might be the largest class action wage and overtime lawsuit in local history. The class action lawsuit is available to any current or former employees of the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino that were (or are) paid on an hourly basis. Present and past employees participating […]

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Proposed Bill to Amend FLSA Would Increase Number of Workers Eligible for Overtime

June 27, 2014
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On Wednesday, June 18, 2014, Senate Democrats introduced a bill proposing an amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) overtime classifications. The bill holds the potential to increase the number of salaried employees who would be eligible for overtime pay according to FLSA standards. Simultaneously, the U.S. Department of Labor has a regulatory revamp […]

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Former Kansas City Public School Worker Awarded $500,000 in Wrongful Termination Damages

June 17, 2014
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Cary Newsome worked for Kansas City Public Schools (KCPS) as their Purchasing Director. Newsome alleged that, as an African-American, he was discriminated during the course of his work for the school system. Immediately after filing his claims of discrimination, he was fired in 2011. Newsome claims that his termination was retaliation – a direct response […]

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No Escape for Petco: Wage and Hour Collective Action

June 13, 2014
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It appears that Petco isn’t going to be allowed to escape pending wage and hour collective action. The request to toss the wage and hour collective action against Petco was denied June 6, 2014 by a California federal judge. The action alleges that Petco failed to pay overtime to assistant store managers as required by […]

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