California Labor Lawsuit Against Inter-Coast (Inter-Coast International Training)

July 4, 2016
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While the numerous statutes and rules that govern the employer/employee relationship have been on the books and readily available for employers throughout the state of California for ages, employer are continually accused of attempting to find ways to work around California labor code at the expense of their workers. Recently a training company has been […]

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Quality Service Integrity Sued by Former Employee for Wrongful Termination

June 27, 2016
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Samantha Zamora, a former employee of Quality Service, is suing the company for wrongful termination. She claims that she was fired this past February because she notified her boss that illegally employed sanitation workers were contracted to work at the poultry processing plant in Noel. According to the lawsuit, Zamora was only one month into […]

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America’s Favorite Pizza Parlor Fielding Allegations of Fraud and Systemic Wage Theft

June 24, 2016
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Domino’s, one of America’s favorite pizza parlors, is fielding allegations of fraud and systemic wage theft. The attorney general of New York filed a lawsuit against the company on Tuesday based on the accusations that the pizza giant has been shorting workers’ pay systematically. Fast-food restaurants are often sued for wage theft, but this lawsuit […]

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California Overtime Pay Class Action Against The Agent Provacateur

June 23, 2016
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Another company has been brought into the limelight due to California workers that claim they were not provided with overtime pay they were legally due. There appear to be plenty of California employers willing to shortchange their employees if it means protecting their bottom line and maximizing profits. The newest defendant against failure to pay […]

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California’s L’Amande French Bakery Ordered to Pay $15M Due to Worker Abuse

June 22, 2016
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The owners of L’Amande, a French bakery located in California, have been ordered to pay more than $15 million to settle allegations of abuse made by their workers. Worker abuses included: human trafficking, retaliation, and failure to pay overtime. Before it closed, the bakery had locations in both Beverly Hills and Torrance. The bakery was […]

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Synthes Lawsuit Will Go Forward as Class Action Despite Defendants’ Efforts

May 13, 2016
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The California labor lawsuit alleging a number of violations against Synthes will proceed as a class action. Defendants in the suit attempted to prevent class action status – trying to have the two classes decertified after the original lawsuit was filed in December 2011. The original lawsuit was filed in US District Court, Eastern District […]

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Crossmark Sued for Alleged Unpaid Wages and Employment Law Violations

May 11, 2016
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A California worker is suing Crossmark, accusing them of failing to abide by California state law in connection to the payment of overtime wages as well as violations of workers compensation laws. The plaintiff in the case, Irvin Howard, is a retail executive from California. He filed the lawsuit in April 2016 against Crossmark, Inc. […]

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Failure to Pay Overtime Leaves Cole Haan Facing $5M+ Lawsuit

May 9, 2016
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An alleged failure to pay overtime has left Cole Haan facing a $5 million + lawsuit. According to plaintiffs the brand “systematically” denied store employees their overtime pay, meal periods and rest breaks. Alex Chin, a former Cole Haan employee, filed the class action lawsuit in California state court claiming that the footwear and accessories […]

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Dr. Pepper Faces an Overtime Pay Class Action Lawsuit

May 6, 2016
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An overtime pay class action lawsuit was launched recently in California including allegations against Dr. Pepper/Seven Up, Inc. (the popular soft drink company) and The American Bottling Company. Plaintiffs claim that the company misclassified Quality Supervisors as exempt from overtime pay requirements. Allegations also include supposed violations of mandated meal and rest periods as afforded […]

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Allegations of Overtime and Meal Break Violations Made Against Albertson’s

April 14, 2016
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Albertson’s is the focus of a recent California overtime and meal break lawsuit filed by a California pharmacist, Antonio Diaz. He accused the popular grocery store chain of failing to provide payment for overtime hours worked, and failing to allow mandated rest and meal periods for pharmacists employed on site. Antonio Diaz filed the lawsuit […]

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Overtime Wages Lawsuit: Chanel Fighting Class Action Status

April 12, 2016
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A group of Chanel employees filed an overtime wages lawsuit in December 2015 against Chanel. The shipping department employees, out of the Beverly Hills store, allege that Chanel failed to provide them (and others) with overtime compensation and minimum wage. The violations of federal and state labor law were first considered in California state court, […]

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