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California Wage and Hour Class Action Settled for $2.25 Million

Oakland, CA: Final approval has been granted for a proposed settlement in a California Wage and Hour Lawsuit against Bank of America alleging improper classification of some employees. The settlement, granted final approval on January 14 of this year, is worth $2.25 million.

February 28, 2016

California Minimum Wage Increases

San Diego, CA: As of January 1, 2016, the California minimum wage has increased to $10.00 per hour. That means all eligible employees must be paid at least $10.00 per hour for regular hours. Employees who are not properly paid the minimum wage may be eligible to file a wage and hour lawsuit against their employer.

January 10, 2016

California Judge Grants Preliminary Approval to $1.8 Million Settlement

Los Angeles, CA: A California Wage and Hour Employment class-action lawsuit reached an important milestone a week ago when a US District Court Judge gave a nod to a settlement worth $1.8 million. Up to 22,000 class members will share in about $1.2 million, with the remainder going to attorney’s fees.

December 9, 2015

Plaintiffs Have Another Go at Farmers Insurance Exchange in California Lawsuit

Los Angeles, CA: It’s déjà vu for Farmers Insurance Exchange (Farmers), following the filing of a California wage and hour class-action lawsuit alleging Farmers improperly classified commercial claims representatives as exempt from overtime pay, while often being made to work upwards of 50 to 60 hours per week or more without compensation.

November 22, 2015

Uber Appeals Class-Action Ruling

San Francisco, CA Following a federal judge’s ruling certifying the Uber lawsuit as a class action, Uber has filed an appeal of the judge’s ruling. On September 1, U.S. District Judge Edward Chen ruled that a California lawsuit challenging Uber’s business model could move forward as a class action. The lawsuit alleges that drivers for the ride-sharing company are employees and not contractors, and therefore should receive the same protections and benefits that employees are entitled to.

October 1, 2015

Parking Valets Allege Misclassification As Independent Contractors

San Francisco, CA Employees of Luxe Valet Inc. allege there is nothing deluxe about their jobs with the valet company, alleging in a pending California labor lawsuit that their employer has illegally misclassified them as independent contractors. In so doing, Luxe is attempting to avoid payment of payroll taxes, overtime pay and the necessary meal breaks and rest periods as required under California labor law.

September 28, 2015

ULTA Stores Hit with Overtime Pay Class-Action Lawsuit in California

Los Angeles, CA A class-action lawsuit alleging affronts to California labor law has been filed against ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. (ULTA). The complaint holds that store and salon managers classified as exempt from overtime according to the California labor code are in fact improperly classified given that the majority of tasks performed by the plaintiffs are non-managerial in nature.

September 14, 2015

California Labor Lawsuit Alleges Failure to Pay for Missed Meal Breaks

Los Angeles, CA A former employee of Guess Retail Inc. (Guess) has launched a California labor lawsuit citing missed meal breaks, lack of compensation for those missed meal breaks, improper payment of wages upon termination and other deficiencies related to payment of wages and records. The lawsuit is proposed as a class action, and is the third lawsuit Guess has faced this year.

August 31, 2015

Class-Action Status Given to Apple Wage and Hour Lawsuit

San Francisco, CA Plaintiffs in a California wage and hour lawsuit against Apple have had their class-action motion certified, after initially having the lawsuit dismissed. The main issue in the lawsuit is whether employees should be compensated for time spent waiting for security checks prior to leaving the job site. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of 12,000 current and former Apple employees, who allege they should have been paid for that time.

August 11, 2015

Uber Driver Is Employee, according to California Labor Laws

San Francisco, CA Companies like Uber have been called part of the on-demand or shared economy with entrepreneurial spirit and part of the new world order. But the California labor laws regarding misclassification could put the breaks on those monikers.

August 4, 2015
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