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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Wage and Hour Suit Against YN Apparel Receives Consent Judgment

March 23, 2016
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On Wednesday, the Department of Labor’s wage and hour division advised of a consent judgment against YN Apparel, a major clothing supplier for Ross Stores. The consent judgment requires that the supplier pay $212,000 in back pay to employees in response to minimum wage violations and overtime violations. It will also require YN Apparel to […]

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Allegations Against Tejon Ranch: Wage Theft, Harassment & Discrimination

March 18, 2016
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Tejon Ranch Co. is one of the largest pieces of privately owned property in the nation (270,000 acres). On February 11th, a 186 page complaint was filed. The lawsuit filed against the company alleges that officials of the company (i.e. president, HR director, CEO, Director of Hunting and Equestrian Operations, etc.) were involved in discrimination, […]

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Restaurant Workers to Receive Settlement Awards for Overtime Lawsuit

March 16, 2016
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Recent overtime suits in the news make it clear that while some restaurant employers choose to conduct business below standards set by California labor law, it doesn’t pay. Cheating California employees out of overtime pay can result in costly settlements to resolve lawsuits. One such case in recent news started with an overtime complaint about […]

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Overtime Lawsuit: California Restaurants Violating Pay Laws

March 14, 2016
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A California overtime lawsuit filed on February 18, 2016 claims that DineEquity ,Inc., the company that owns IHOP and Applebee’s restaurants, violated California overtime laws: misclassification, failure to pay overtime and other wages earned, and wrongful termination. Jewel Gardner filed the lawsuit making allegations of California labor law violations. She argues that DineEquity, Inc. misclassified […]

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