Overtime Pay Violations Result in Lawsuit Filed by Marinwood Firefighters

January 23, 2017
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Fifteen former and current firefighters from Marinwood filed suit against Marinwood Community Services District for alleged overtime pay violations. According to allegations in the lawsuit, the district violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by miscalculating the firefighters’ regular rate of pay upon which overtime calculations are based. Marinwood firefighters claim that the district should have […]

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Mercedes Dealer Overtime Wage Suit Revived by 9th Circuit

January 19, 2017
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A lawsuit alleging that a California Mercedes-Benz dealer shorted service advisers on overtime wages was revived by the Ninth Circuit for the second time, noting that Congress never intended to apply an exemption to advisers in regards to overtime pay which gives claims credence. The three-judge panel based findings on what they referred to as […]

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GE Reaches a Proposed $9.5 Million Settlement for Overtime Suit

January 17, 2017
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Earlier this month, General Electric Co. reached a proposed $9.5 million settlement in a lawsuit brought collectively by service technicians that alleged overtime pay shortages due to off the clock work. The plaintiffs in the case brought claims in January 2014 under a number of different states’ laws as well as the Fair Labor Standards […]

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Zillow Settles Overtime Suit for $6 Million

December 29, 2016
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In November 2016, Zillow, Inc. reached a settlement that is valued up to $6 million. A class of Zillow sales representatives accused the massive real estate website of failing to provide appropriate overtime pay. To settle the case and end the U.S. Department of Labor’s review of Zillow’s wage and hour policies, the plaintiffs struck […]

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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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