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California Labor Laws Like the Wild West for Limo Drivers

Napa, CA Jo, a limousine driver, is correct in filing a California labor law complaint against his former employer. In fact, the limo company has violated at least two labor laws.

November 17, 2014

Various Sides Line Up on California Labor Law Proposal

Sacramento, CA The various interests lining up and staking their positions in a new California labor law proposal are polarized in their respective points of view. California Assembly Bill 1897 (AB 1897) as of this writing remains on the desk of California Governor Jerry Brown for either passage or veto. Sponsors of the bill, which amongst other statutes will hold a business or contractor liable when a subcontractor violates the California labor code, claim it will help workers by promoting responsible contracting.

September 29, 2014

California Labor Lawsuit Gets Class-Action Status

Anaheim, CA A California labor lawsuit filed by Walmart truck drivers has been given class-action status in some of its claims against Walmart. The California labor claims against Walmart include allegations that the company violated minimum wage, meal and rest break laws, and waiting time penalties, and also failed to provide accurate wage statements. Although class certification was granted on some of the California labor code claims, it was not granted on claims involving wage statements.

September 22, 2014

SpaceX Faces California Labor Lawsuits

Hawthorne, CA In the latest California labor lawsuit to be filed, SpaceX faces allegations that it violated California labor law. Although the company is involved in rocket manufacturing and the space industry, allegations are that the company violated some earthly California labor codes, including laws guaranteeing California employees meal and rest breaks.

August 18, 2014

California Labor Lawsuit against Apple Certified Class Action

San Diego, CA A California labor lawsuit filed against Apple by former employees has been certified a class-action lawsuit. The lawsuit alleges Apple violated federal and California labor laws by denying timely payment of last paychecks and by not providing meal and rest breaks.

July 28, 2014

Affected Workers Try to Put the Kibosh in Bosch Attempt to Dismiss

Sacramento, CA As California Labor Commissioner Julie A. Su announced a statewide, multilingual campaign to educate workers and employers about the crime of wage theft and other issues related to California labor law, a putative class of Robert Bosch LLC employees pushed to keep alive a lawsuit that accused the employer of underpaying workers Bosch transferred to the US from India.

May 19, 2014

Fleet Service Workers Now Boarding Class-Action California Labor Lawsuit

Los Angeles, CA A California labor lawsuit has all the makings of a showdown between the enforceability of California labor code and protocol governing the airline industry, including collective bargaining. The class-action lawsuit that results will go far in determining which camp has the most clout and wields the bigger stick…

April 14, 2014

California Labor Law Gets New Look for New Year

Sacramento, CA With a new year, comes a new era in California labor law. Nothing iconic, mind you, but a culmination nonetheless in various reforms that took effect the first of the year or due to come into play later in 2014. Among them, a boost in the minimum wage in the state and other reforms that help to further protect workers’ rights.

January 6, 2014

Unions Launch California Labor Lawsuit Over Contract Clause Clawback

Alameda, CA Representatives of California’s Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) have likened a California labor lawsuit brought by labor unions to a Hail Mary pass in football. However, the apparent confidence of the BART board in defending itself against union allegations of wrongdoing and bad faith is in stark contrast to the plaintiffs who assert “a deal is a deal,” in accusing the employer of reneging on an agreement.

December 9, 2013

Janitors Allege Ross Dress for Less Equates Work for Less

Oakland, CA A California-based chain of discount clothing stores has been accused of undermining fair play and fair pay for custodians by allegedly creating a sophisticated scheme that serves to lower the chain’s costs for custodial services on the backs of low-paid immigrant workers in violation of California labor law, or so it is alleged.

October 14, 2013
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