The 103rd Anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

March 28, 2014
San Francisco California employment lawyer

This month marked the 103rd anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. The fire broke out in the Asch Building on New York’s Washington Place. The Greenwich Village, NYC fire killed 146 girls on March 25, 1911. During the blaze, horrified onlookers watched as factory workers leaped to their deaths in an effort to escape […]

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Northwestern Football Players Could Unionize

March 27, 2014
San Francisco California employment attorney

That’s right, on Wednesday March 26, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board in Chicago ruled that Northwestern Football players do indeed have the right to unionize, after they filed a petition to do so. According to their argument, these players functioned as employees because they were required to “work” 20 to 50 per week, generated […]

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Charges Upheld Against New Hampshire Superintendent Regarding Violation of Labor Law

March 25, 2014
San Diego California employment lawyer

Charges that superintendent Steven Welford violated New Hampshire labor law on multiple occasions were upheld on March 20, 2014. The charges were filed by the Farmington Paraprofessionals’ Union. They claimed that Welford violated the law at least 4 times in 2012 and 2013: coercing employees exercising union rights, interfering in union operations illegally, and failing […]

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Caretakers and Unpaid Overtime

March 18, 2014
San Diego California employment attorney

Recent court proceedings have provided California caretakers with clearer boundaries regarding unpaid overtime and whether or not personal attendants and caregivers are eligible. Many caretakers work countless hours that are left unpaid. When it comes to unpaid overtime for caretakers, it’s very important to be clear regarding the details of the job at hand. Certain […]

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Instructors Working For Intercoast Colleges and Carrington Colleges May Be Entitled To Overtime Pay

February 7, 2014
employment lawyer California

The San Francisco labor law attorneys at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik are representing employees in a lawsuit against Edcoa Inc. doing business in the state of California as Carrington College California (“Carrington”). The Complaint, filed on January 10, 2013, alleges that Carrington failed to pay the salaried Instructors overtime pay. Beverage, et al. v. Edcoa […]

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Leslie’s Poolmart Drowning in Ruling of Unfair Labor Practices

January 24, 2014
employment attorney California

Last Friday, January 17th, Leslie’s Poolmart was ordered to cease and desist from certain activities by Judge Lisa D. Thompson of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). In particular, the company was requiring all employees to sign mandatory Arbitration Agreements, which directly violated Section 8(a)(1) of the National Labor Relations Act. Leslie’s was attempting to […]

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Think You Deserve Overtime but Aren’t Getting It?

November 28, 2013
employment attorney Los Angeles California

Last month was the end of a long and painful class action lawsuit for smart phone runner-up Verizon with a $7.7 million settlement. The company was accused of failing to pay overtime and bonuses, in violation of California state wage laws and the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). All too often we hear of […]

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Calling All RSA’s, Detailers & Merchandisers: Your Employer Could Be Ripping You Off

November 20, 2013
RSA Stocking Goods

There are a large number of workers in our society who are relied upon to deliver & stock major brand-name goods. Unconventional schedules and work hours often lead to missed lunch or rest breaks, and a failure to be properly compensated for overtime work. Sound familiar? For private sector jobs in the state of California, all […]

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Diebold Slammed with a Class Action After Supposedly Preventing Field Technicians from Collecting Overtime Pay

October 23, 2013
Diebold class action law suit

For those who don’t know, Diebold is a world leader in self-service and security for companies around the world.  Their main products include walk-up and drive-up ATM & pharmacy terminals, electronic security, and maintenance. Select employees, called Customer Service Engineers (“CSEs”), are responsible for responding to these maintenance issues, installing new products, and generally providing […]

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