McDonald’s California Overtime Lawsuit Sees $3.75 Million Settlement

December 27, 2016
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In a California compliance lawsuit, McDonald’s was accused of violating state labor laws by failing to pay overtime. In a recent settlement agreement of $3.75 million, McDonald’s agreed to work with the California franchise owner to ensure California labor law compliance. The original lawsuit was filed in the California court in 2014 by multiple employees […]

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Court’s Suspension of Overtime Rule Have Companies Preparing

December 21, 2016
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Many employers were surprised when a federal judge issued a nationwide injunction on new overtime rules applying to white-collar workers with an effective date of December 1st. It was expected to affect millions of employees with many falling within the tech sector. The U.S. Department Labor regulation under scrutiny would have increased the salary limit […]

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$3.45M Settlement Agreed to in Refinery Services Co. Wage Suit

December 15, 2016
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In recent news, Broadspectrum Downstream Services, Inc. has agreed to pay a $3.45 million settlement to field employees who filed suit alleging that they were not being paid for the time they spent prepping for shifts at the company’s California refineries. The Texas headquartered company, previously known as Timec, also agreed to pay the employer’s […]

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PrimeSource Building Products Employee Wrongfully Terminated from Receiving Disability Benefits?

November 22, 2016
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A Los Angeles PrimeSource Building Products employee, David Hennek, alleges that his disability benefits were wrongfully terminated by Hartford Life. Hennek filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California on September 27th, 2016 listing Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Company and PrimeSource Building Products Inc. Long Term Disability Plan […]

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Tommy Hilfiger Parent Company Will Pay $3.25M to End Overtime Lawsuit

November 17, 2016
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A $3.25M settlement received preliminary approval from U.S. District Judge Troy L. Nunley in early October. The settlement would be paid by PVH Corp., the owner of Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein and IZOD. The recipients are a class of over 13,000 employees who alleged that the company violated California labor law by failing to pay […]

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Former Rothenberg Exec Files Class Action Wage and Overtime Lawsuit

November 9, 2016
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Katie Fanelli was formerly a chief of staff of Rothenberg Ventures. More recently, she brought a proposed class-action lawsuit against the San Francisco investing outfit alleging a routine failure to pay contract workers their final paychecks, and a failure to compensate Fanelli and other Rothenberg employees for overtime hours worked. Fanelli’s California overtime lawsuit addresses […]

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Water Treatment Workers Triumph in Overtime Suit with $795,000 Settlement

November 1, 2016
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Sacramento County will pay $795,000 to county water treatment plant operators and workers as a result of their overtime class action lawsuit. The lawsuit was based on allegations that the operators were due owed wages and overtime pay. A Sacramento Superior Court judge approved the settlement. There are a total of 151 workers from the […]

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Brinks Driver Filed Class Action Overtime Suit for Unpaid Overtime Wages

October 26, 2016
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A Brinks driver out of Sacramento filed a class action lawsuit seeking unpaid overtime wages. He alleges his employer failed to pay overtime as required by employment law and required him to work through his meal and rest breaks. The Brinks driver that filed the suit is William Adkins. He filed the complaint on September […]

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California Nike Overtime Pay Suit Certified as a Class Action

October 18, 2016
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San Francisco has another major corporation in the news facing overtime pay violation allegations. The recent overtime pay laws complaint against Nike was certified as a class action by a federal judge on August 19th. The majority of the complaint is founded on time employees spend “waiting” for mandatory security checks at the completion of […]

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Manager of Barnes & Noble Café Seeks Class Action Status for Overtime Pay Lawsuit

October 12, 2016
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A Barnes & Noble Café Manager out of Chicago, Illinois filed a collective action in September of 2016. The suit seeks overtime compensation on behalf of herself, other Café Managers, and other employees in comparable roles with the company anywhere in the United States. In the complaint, Kelly Brown, plaintiff, claims that Barnes & Noble […]

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President Obama’s Overtime Pay Rule: 21 States File Suit to Challenge

October 4, 2016
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21 states filed a lawsuit challenging President Obama’s administration rule that extends mandatory overtime pay to over 4 million employees with claims that the new overtime pay rule would place a heavy burden on state budgets. Soon after the states filed suit challenging President Obama’s overtime pay rule, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and a […]

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