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Google Faces California Employee Lawsuit

San Francisco, CA: A Google employee has filed a California labor lawsuit alleging the company violates compliance laws by requiring employees to maintain illegal standards of confidentiality. Although companies are allowed to maintain confidential trade secrets, the employee alleges Google takes the secrecy too far and violates California labor laws in the process.

January 3, 2017

Both Sides Hint at Appeal in Dispute Between Wal-Mart and Truckers

Los Angeles, CA: Even though the losing defendant in a California employee’s rights and compliance lawsuit felt they had scored a win nonetheless, attorneys for Wal-Mart have signaled their likely intention to appeal the $54-plus million verdict. The plaintiffs, who were asking for more and received less than anticipated in the jury award for the plaintiff’s side, indicated they would appeal as well.

December 26, 2016

McDonald’s Settles California Compliance Lawsuit for $3.75 Million

San Francisco, CA: McDonald’s has settled a California compliance lawsuit alleging the company violated state labor laws by failing to properly pay overtime. As part of the settlement, the company will work with the owner of the franchise that faced the lawsuit to ensure it remains compliant with California labor laws.

November 16, 2016

Farm Owners Required to Comply With Overtime Law

Sacramento, CA: When it comes to California compliance overtime laws might be among the laws that are most widely violated. Employers are accused of misclassifying employees as exempt from California overtime, or just full-out failing to pay non-exempt workers for overtime hours. In some cases, workers aren't even eligible for overtime pay, or have different standards for paying overtime. One group of workers - farmworkers - could soon see that change.

September 3, 2016

California Labor Law Compliance Lawsuit Grew from Accident at Tesla

Fremont, CA: A developing issue in the global automotive industry pertaining to labor law compliance appears to have its roots in California and, specifically, the Tesla automotive plant. A California labor law compliance lawsuit filed by an injured worker toiling for a subcontractor during a construction job at the Tesla plant is effectively reverberating around the globe.

June 1, 2016

California Supreme Court Rules Employees Entitled to Seats

Sacramento, CA: The Supreme Court of California has ruled that employees must be provided with seats if sitting does not interfere with the work they are doing. The decision came after a California employee lawsuit filed by workers at CVS and Chase Bank, who argued they were forced to stand on the job despite California law requiring access to seats where work reasonably permits sitting.

April 8, 2016

TrueCar Truly Believes It Is Compliant with California Law

Santa Monica, CA: In an ongoing California compliance battle between the California New Car Dealers Association (CNCDA) and TrueCar Inc. (TrueCar), the former continues to chase the latter in the courts over what the CNCDA feels is unlawful pricing, together with false and misleading advertising on the part of TrueCar, or so it is alleged.

February 8, 2016

Judge in Uber Case Rules on Arbitration Agreements

San Francisco, CA: Plaintiffs in the Uber misclassification lawsuit have been handed another victory in their litigation against the ridesharing company. The judge in the lawsuit has ruled against Uber’s arbitration agreement, setting the stage for thousands more plaintiffs to join the lawsuit.

December 28, 2015

$4.9 Million Settlement Approved for California Prevailing Wage Compliance Lawsuit

San Francisco, CA While various guidelines in the California labor code cover a wide swath of regulations governing wage and labor issues in the state, the California Prevailing Wage Law provides more specific guidelines and requirements for construction, installation and other projects that fall within the purview of public works.

October 2, 2015

California Labor Law: Yard Hostlers Not Getting Proper Breaks

Lancaster, CA Yard hostling might be an area of employment that people are not familiar with, but that doesn’t mean that yard hostlers don’t deserve proper meal and rest breaks. Unfortunately, some companies that employ yard hostlers are accused of not properly scheduling or providing meal and rest breaks because they are more concerned with boosting their profits. One lawsuit alleging California labor violations has already been filed, says Kitty Szeto, attorney at R. Rex Parris Law Firm, and more could certainly follow.

April 27, 2015
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