ub Fails in Bid to Toss California Driver Wage Suit

August 1, 2016
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GrubHub, Inc. is a popular online food delivery service. In recent news they attempted to put a stop to a putative class action in California federal court. In spite of their attempts to throw on the brakes, the suit will go forward as the judge in the case ruled that the California delivery drivers (the […]

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Caithness Corp. Facing Allegations of Wrongful Termination Due to Gender Discrimination

July 27, 2016
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Katherine Oster, a Marin county resident, claims that she was wrongfully terminated from her employment at Caithness Corp. after she made complaints regarding gender discrimination. Oster filed her complaint claiming wrongful termination on June 9th with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Defendants listed include Caithness Corp., Caithness Energy LLC, Caithness […]

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Wrongful Termination Suit Against Velex, Inc., Nexius Solutions, Inc.

July 20, 2016
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San Francisco has another wrongful termination suit in the news. A worker from Madera named Jason Pimentel claims that he was the victim of wrongful termination. Pimentel filed his complaint on June 13th against Velex, Inc., Nexius Solutions, Inc. Included in the complaint are a number of alleged violations. The complaint was filed in the […]

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Sprint Settles in California Overtime Class Action

July 13, 2016
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Preliminary approval was granted for a settlement to resolve the California overtime class action against Sprint Corporation, Sprint Communications Company LP, and Sprint/United Management Co. The original lawsuit was filed in Sacramento County Superior Court in July 2014 alleging various violations of California labor employment law, including: failure to provide required rest periods and meal […]

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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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