AT&T’s $2.75 Million Settlement for Overtime Wages Owed

November 21, 2017
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Tentative approval was granted for a $2.75 million nationwide settlement for approximately 400 AT&T employees that functioned in the capacity of teachers/trainers for the major phone and wireless company’s field workers. Workers alleged they were denied overtime compensation due to the fact that AT&T classified them as “managers.” The federal judge who granted tentative approval […]

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Workers Claim Wage Theft at Fancy Terranea Resort

November 15, 2017
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The ritzy hotel, Terranea Resort, located in Rancho Palos Verdes, is facing a lawsuit after workers claim they weren’t paid for time spent waiting to get their required uniforms prior to starting their shifts as well as time spent being transported from the remote parking lot reserved for employees to the hotel. Two workers filed […]

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CareMeridian Nurses Seek Class Action in Overtime Suit

November 8, 2017
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In September 2017, McKenzie Erwin, RN, filed an overtime lawsuit on behalf of herself and other non-exempt employees similarly situated with CareMeridian, LLC (CareMeridian) and Mentor Management, Inc. (Mentor), another company involved with the situation. The defendants (CareMeridian and Mentor) in the unpaid overtime lawsuit operate skilled nursing facilities in various locations in California. According […]

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DeSoto Cab Company’s Misclassification Lawsuit: Distinguishing Between Employees and Independent Contractors

November 1, 2017
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In October 2017, the San Francisco division of the court of appeal addressed the question of how to distinguish between and employee and an independent contractor when considering the case of Darnice Linton, taxi driver. Linton drove cabs for the DeSoto Cab Company. In the beginning of his working relationship with DeSoto, he signed a […]

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Did Buffalo Wild Wings Fail to Pay Overtime to Employees?

October 31, 2017
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Heath Hustad-Ramos recently filed a class action lawsuit on September 16, 2017 against Buffalo Wild Wings claiming they violated workers compensation acts and alleging unpaid wages. The suit was filed in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and listed Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. and Blazin Wings Inc. as defendants with listed allegations […]

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143 Million Potentially Affected by Equifax Data Breach

October 23, 2017
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A giant cyber security Equifax data breach sometime between mid-May and July compromised personal information of as many as 143 million Americans. That is roughly half the population in the entire country. The sensitive information that was breached included: names, birth dates, social security numbers, addresses, and some driver’s license numbers. In addition, Equifax said […]

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Judge Gives the OK on Postmates’ $9M Misclassification Settlement

October 16, 2017
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Preliminary approval was granted for Postmates Inc.’s $8.75 million settlement meant to resolve a proposed class action claiming the on-demand delivery service misclassified its couriers as independent contractors and did not provide the legally required minimum wage. In his order, U.S. District Judge Jeffrey S. White, states that worker claims in the “gig economy” are […]

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Assistant Managers Reach $8M Deal in Petco Overtime Class Action

October 9, 2017
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In the case against Petco, alleging they failed to pay assistant store managers for overtime hours, Petco Animal Supplies Inc. reached an $8 million preliminary settlement agreement that would resolve the wage-and-hour proposed class action. Erik Kellgren, lead plaintiff, is a former assistant store manager at Petco stores in Illinois employed from 2007 through October […]

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Initial Approval for $8.5M Settlement in Wage and Hour Case Against Rock-Tenn Co.

September 29, 2017
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Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Elihu M. Berle gave preliminary approval to Rock-Tenn Co.’s $8.5 million deal negotiated to resolve class action claims that the paper and packaging company denied over 800 California factory workers proper breaks, overtime and wages. The case has been in heavy litigation for five years. The judge noted that the […]

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Preliminary Approval Granted for $7.3 Million Settlement in Wage and Hour Case

September 22, 2017
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A $7.3 million settlement was granted preliminary approval by a California federal judge, U.S. District Judge Jeffrey T. Miller, for a class of sales representatives alleging Wyndham Worldwide Operations Inc. committed wage-and-hour violations. Judge Miller allowed the proposed settlement to move forward in order, in part, to fully satisfy claims from more than 2,000 vacation […]

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Judge Says Insurance Agents Are Not Independent Contractors

September 11, 2017
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Close to 7,000 insurance agents certified as a class sought recompense for being misclassified as independent contractors by American Family Insurance Company. An Ohio federal judge ruled early August 2017 that they are in fact employees under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. The judge stated that the company’s conduct showed a level of control […]

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