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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The Court Rejects Uber’s Proposed $84 Million Settlement

September 28, 2016
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Employers facing a class action lawsuit – particularly those based out of California and dealing with the 21st century employee vs. independent contractor question – are taking a close look at the recent rejection of Uber’s proposed $84 million class action settlement by federal court. Most are concluding that this ruling is indicative of a […]

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Court of Appeals Makes a Great Decision for California Employees

September 23, 2016
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In recent news, California employees will be glad to hear that the Court of Appeals vacated the district court’s order compelling individual arbitration of employees’ class action against Ernst & Young. Allegations of misclassification and failure to pay overtime wages led the charge in the employees’ fight to right the wrongs done in violation of […]

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Non-Exempt Hourly Employees Hit California’s Alpha Respiratory with Overtime Lawsuit

September 21, 2016
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News out of Riverside, California is taking notice of an overtime lawsuit filed by California workers. Non-exempt hourly employees in California, working for Alpha Respiratory and Lincare have received approval to proceed with their lawsuit with class action status. The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California approved the class action status in […]

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Animal Behavior College, Inc. Moves to Settle in Unpaid Overtime Lawsuit

September 19, 2016
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In recent news, Los Angeles based Animal Behavior College, Inc. (ABC) is moving to settle in an unpaid overtime lawsuit (Samuel Barahona v. Animal Behavior College, Inc., et al, Case No. 2:15-cv-09584-R-AFM, US District Court, Central District of California, Western Division). The suit was filed by an employee of ABC alleging that the company did […]

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Cisco Systems Faces Allegations of Wrongful Termination

August 22, 2016
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One of the latest California companies to face allegations of wrongful terminations is Cisco Systems. Diane Woodruff, an employee for the company out of San Francisco, claims that she was wrongfully terminated from her position with the company after she requested maternity leave. She filed a complaint regarding the matter on June 24, 2016 in […]

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Exel Direct, Inc. Case: Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement Granted

August 15, 2016
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In recent news, a class action settlement received preliminary approval for California truckers to receive $13M in case against Exel Direct, Inc. The California federal judge granted preliminary approval on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, in regards to the case alleging that Exel Direct, Inc. trucking company denied their delivery drivers rest breaks and violated labor […]

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Four More Companies to Face a Fight Over Misclassification of Workers

August 8, 2016
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The legal aid for the plaintiffs in the well known Uber and Lyft legal battles, is taking the same fight to four more companies. The Uber and Lyft lawsuits were based around misclassification of workers as independent contractors. It seems to be a popular allegation amongst on-demand companies. The four other companies soon to be […]

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