May Trial Date Set in McDonald’s Employee Overtime Case

June 2, 2017
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A May trial date is set in the McDonald’s overtime case. The massive restaurant chain will head to trial in May in order to defend against allegations that they violated California overtime law. The California overtime lawsuit was filed by a class of thousands of overnight McDonald’s shift workers (Maria Sanchez v. McDonald’s Restaurants of […]

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$16M Settlement in PNC Bank Overtime Lawsuit

May 25, 2017
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In order to settle a federal overtime lawsuit filed by current and former mortgage loan officers, PNC Bank agreed to pay $16 million. U.S. District Judge Arthur Schwab approved the class-action settlement. According to court documents, the $16 million settlement will cover 3,431 people employed at the bank throughout the United States since August 7, […]

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United Farm Workers of America Ordered to Pay $1.2M in Overtime & Wages

May 10, 2017
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In a recent class action lawsuit loss, United Farm Workers of America (UFW) was ordered by the judge to pay $1.2 million in unpaid overtime, wages and other penalties. 160 UFW employees located in California filed the lawsuit resulting in the order. The lawsuit was based on claims that workers did not receive overtime pay […]

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New Lawsuit Targeting Brookdale’s Overtime Practices

May 5, 2017
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Brookdale Senior Living Center’s overtime practices and policies are again being targeted by a lawsuit. The potential class action lawsuit targets Brookdale’s staffing practices and follows another suit filed against the company in Florida. Brookdale, the United States’ largest senior living servicer, is now fielding allegations that they failed to provide overtime compensation to their […]

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Underpaid Firefighters Seek Overtime Earnings

May 3, 2017
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Firefighters from Santa Rosa are suing in federal court alleging that they have been routinely shorted on overtime pay throughout their years on the job. 118 of Santa Rosa’s unionized firefighters claim that they city has been calculating their overtime pay incorrectly. They are now seeking their unpaid overtime for the past three years. In […]

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Minor League Baseball Players’ California Overtime Class Action Lawsuit Back in Action

April 12, 2017
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In San Francisco, California, a federal judge revived the class action status of the minor league baseball players’ California overtime lawsuit against Major League Baseball. The suit was originally filed in February 2014 claiming that minor league baseball players earned between $3,000 and $7,500 or even less each season. The suit alleged that some players […]

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No Overtime Pay for California Restaurant Manager

April 10, 2017
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In recent news, the California Court of Appeal court ruled that a California restaurant manger was not entitled to overtime pay as an executive employee that performed primarily exempt managerial tasks. The worker did spend some time performing nonexempt tasks, but the time spent on these duties constituted less than 50% of his workweek. Geraldo […]

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California Overtime Lawsuit: Former Exotic Dancer Alleges Violation of Overtime Law

April 6, 2017
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A former exotic dancer, Lauren Byrne, out of Santa Barbara, California filed a putative class action lawsuit claiming that she did not receive any compensation from the gentleman’s club owners where she worked for a brief period of time, constituting violations of state overtime pay laws and additional violations of the federal Fair Labor Standards […]

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$900K Wage Deal Approved for Hollywood Reporter Freelancers

April 4, 2017
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A $900,000 wage deal was approved by a California judge for the deal by The Hollywood Reporter’s parent company in order to end claims of misclassification of freelance content producers as independent contractors rather than employees. On average, the deal would pay class members approximately $15,000 each on average, which the judge decided was fair, […]

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In Response to Labor Threats Valued in Billions, Uber Offers Drivers $1 Each

March 24, 2017
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In response to alleged labor-code violations, Uber Technologies Inc. reached a settlement with drivers offering them an average of $1 each to dispense with allegations. Legal counsel for the case indicated claims could have been worth billions. Uber and the counsel for the plaintiffs requested that a state judge in Los Angeles approve the $7.75 […]

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Escalon Dairy Faces Allegations of Long Hours and Unfit Work Conditions

March 16, 2017
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Hernan Guzman-Padilla and Cipriano Benites, two undocumented Mexican immigrants, are seeking class action status in a lawsuit they filed against Escalon Dairy. The plaintiffs allege the dairy cheated them out of wages they earned and subjected them to unfit work conditions. The California labor lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Sacramento. Guzman-Padilla and […]

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