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
California employment lawyer

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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Accommodating Religious Beliefs in the Workplace

April 21, 2014
California employment lawyer

Religion in the workplace has been a hot topic for years. If the boss hasn’t heard about the issue, the boss is wearing blinders and earplugs. It’s a highly discussed and sometimes volatile employment issue. Employers in today’s workplace have to make allowances for religious faiths as the workforce continues to become more and more […]

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Back Pay Required from Stockton Facility

April 15, 2014
California employment attorney

Cabrera’s Guest Home, located in Stockton, has been required to pay $90,829 in back pay for unpaid overtime. The facility operates three adult residential care homes in the area. Cabrera’s Guest Home has agreed to pay back wages (minimum wage and overtime back wages owed employees). An investigation conducted by the Wage and Hour Division […]

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Wrongful Termination: Mansfield Offers Settlement

April 7, 2014
Los Angeles California employment lawyer

Pat Mullins is a former, longtime Mansfield city clerk. Mullins recently accepted a settlement in the amount of $14,000. The settlement came from the city in response to her claim of wrongful termination after her firing on August 25, 2012. Mansfield City Council approved the settlement as well as the cost of Mullins’ attorney (fees […]

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Wells Fargo Advisors Trainee Files Suit: Alleging Recoup of Training Costs is a Violation of Labor Laws

March 31, 2014
Los Angeles California employment attorney

A former Wells Fargo Advisors trainee, Erika Williams, filed a suit. The suit alleges that the firm’s attempts to recoup costs of training provided to those who do not complete the training program is in violation of labor laws. Ms. Williams claims that the firm sought to reclaim over $50,000 after she was discharged from […]

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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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