Overtime Suit Against Rite Aid Results in $5.5 Million Settlement for Managers

August 1, 2017
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As a long-running overtime lawsuit turned class and collective action against Rite Aid Corp. draws to a close, the company accused of shorting store managers on overtime pay for work performed while filling in for nonexempt employees will pay $5.5 million in accordance with a deal made in federal court. The settlement will clear allegations […]

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Do California Fast Food Workers Deserve Overtime Pay?

July 10, 2017
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The oft-repeated mantra of McDonald’s fast food workers back in 2014 was, “Every nickel, every dime! We deserve our overtime!” It’s a phrase that is now trending once again, but the crowd has expanded to include other fast food giants in the area: Chipotle Mexican Grill, Ministry of Taste LLC, and Red Dog Restaurant. All […]

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Overtime Wage Lawsuit Filed by Former Amazon Warehouse Manager

July 7, 2017
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Workers in Amazon warehouses pick, pack, and load orders in a workplace environment that has often been publicly described as “grueling.” And according to the plaintiff in a new overtime wage lawsuit against the major Internet retailer, the managers are pushed pretty hard, too! The overtime wages lawsuit was filed by Michael Ortiz. Ortiz is […]

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$12M Deal Reached in Clerks’ Wage Lawsuit Against Victoria’s Secret

July 5, 2017
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Everyone’s favorite lingerie retailer, Victoria’s Secret Stores LLC, recently agreed to pay $12 million to settle a proposed California class action alleging that the company was cheating their workers who were scheduled for “call-in” shifts out of reporting time pay. The suit wrapped up before the Ninth Circuit could rule on the case’s pending appeal. […]

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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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