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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Allegations of Overtime & Meal Break Violations in California Lawsuit

April 8, 2016
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A California lawsuit was filed on January 15, 2016 against El Toro Medical Investors and Life Care Centers of America, alleging failure to pay overtime pay and failure to provide and allow for uninterrupted meal breaks. Both are required by California labor law as well as the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The plaintiff in […]

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Taco Bell to Pay Settlement in California Overtime Suit

April 6, 2016
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134,000 Taco Bell workers were involved in a recent California overtime suit against Taco Bell, the giant fast food chain. Workers were allegedly made to skip meal breaks in violation of California labor laws. Plaintiffs in the case alleged that between 2003 and 2013, they were not provided with appropriate meal breaks and one 10-minute […]

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Overtime Lawsuit Against Zillow Granted California Class Action Status

April 4, 2016
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With 15 months of litigation completed, the overtime pay lawsuit (Ian Freeman v. Zillow, Inc. et al, Case No. 8:14-cv-01843 in California Central District Court before Judge Josephine L. Staton) filed against Zillow, an online real estate entity with 10 years of history, has been granted class action status. The federal judge in Santa Ana gave […]

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