Key Changes Recommended for Uber After Sexist Culture Scandal

July 3, 2017
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Uber CEO’s resignation is all over the news, but before investors in the massive ride-sharing business forced his hand, former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick was scheduled for a leave of absence for an unspecified period of time as a result of the recommendations made by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. Uber hired former U.S. […]

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Pending Ruling by Supreme Court Pauses California Overtime Lawsuit

June 21, 2017
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A California overtime pay lawsuit filed in March 2016 in California federal court has been placed on “pause” by a federal magistrate in order to allow for a ruling by the US Supreme Court. The pending ruling, on a separate case, could provide precedence useful in determining whether or not employees of SolarCity Corp would […]

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Red Dog Restaurant Faces Claims of Overtime Pay Violations

June 14, 2017
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A class-action lawsuit was recently filed in California against Ministry of Taste, LLC, Red Dog Restaurant and a number of individual Defendants (San Francisco County Superior Court Case number CGC558164). The employee filing the class action, Jose Us-Chab, alleged that the restaurant violated Workers’ Compensation acts and various California state labor codes. Jose Us-Chap filed individually […]

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Alleged Birth Tourism Center Faces Allegations of Low Wages and Unpaid Overtime

June 7, 2017
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The Xin Xi Du Month Center is located in California. The site is known for hosting pregnant Chinese women who traveled to give birth on American soil. Workers hired to care for the pregnant Chinese women are suing the alleged birth tourism center alleging unfair wages and working conditions. The six immigrant caregivers filed the […]

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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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