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AT&T Faces California Labor Lawsuit

Los Angeles, CA AT&T faces a California labor lawsuit alleging violations of state and federal labor laws. The lawsuit was filed in California court on behalf of training specialists, who allege they were misclassified as exempt from overtime pay in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act and California labor law. The lawsuit is just the latest to be filed alleging California employers violate California state labor laws in their treatment of employees.

May 19, 2015

Summer Intern? Maybe You Should Be Getting Paid

Los Angeles, CA Increasingly, unpaid interns are reporting that they are treated as unpaid employees and their employers are violating California labor laws and the FLSA (Wages and Fair Labor Standards Act).

May 11, 2015

Caregivers Still Waiting for California Overtime

Los Angeles, CA Charlene quit her job as a retail supervisor to look after her mother who requires care 24/7. “I don’t have any savings or other means of income so I was counting on a fair wage and California overtime when the IHSS kicked in this past January,” says Charlene.

“But five months later I am still struggling, along with most other caregivers, to make ends meet.”

May 10, 2015

Stryker/Howmedica Agree to $3 Million California Labor Law Settlement

San Francisco, CA A labor class action rooted in California labor law has proven successful for plaintiffs following the announcement of a settlement between class participants and defendants Howmedica and Stryker. The settlement is worth $3 million.

May 4, 2015

Subsidiary of Kaiser Permanente Hit with Overtime Pay Laws Class Action

San Diego, CA A class-action overtime pay lawsuit has been filed against Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, Inc. alleging senior systems administrators employed by the hospital(s) were purposefully misclassified in order to escape payment of overtime, as well as the issuance of meal breaks and other rest periods mandated by California overtime law and other employment statutes for non-management personnel.

April 18, 2015

California Labor Lawsuit No Piece of Cake

Torrance, CA A California labor lawsuit has been filed against a Beverly Hills bakery, alleging violations of California labor laws. The lawsuit accuses the bakery’s owners of abusive behaviors, including failing to pay minimum wage or overtime, retaliation, and human trafficking.

April 13, 2015

Uber Faces More California Labor Claims

San Francisco, CA Following news of a California labor lawsuit filed against Uber for allegedly misclassifying its workers as independent contractors comes news of another lawsuit against the company alleging violations of California labor law. This new lawsuit, however, does not deal with employee pay or classification. Instead it alleges violations of California state labor laws requiring companies to properly protect employee information.

March 23, 2015

Health Club to Settle California Employee Lawsuit

Hollywood, CA Equinox Holdings Inc. has agreed to pay up to $4 million to settle allegations that the company failed to provide proper overtime pay, meal and rest breaks for employees. Although that lawsuit has been tentatively settled, the company still faces allegations of violations of California overtime law, alleging it did not properly pay employees all required overtime pay. In 2014, the company paid $2.9 million to settle overtime wages and meal break violations.

March 12, 2015

California Labor Lawsuit Seeks to Distinguish Employees from Contractors

San Francisco, CA Yet another company involved in a California labor lawsuit is alleged to have misclassified its employees as subcontractors, denying them proper pay and breaks as owed to employees. Now, a judge has suggested he might agree with the workers, and deny a motion by the defendant to dismiss the California labor law claim.

March 9, 2015

Wal-Mart Hit with California Labor Lawsuit

Santa Ana, CA Arguably the largest retailer in North America has been hit with a California labor lawsuit by a pharmacist formerly employed by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. on behalf of all pharmacists employed by Wal-Mart across the country. At issue are allegations of missed rest periods and unpaid overtime, which is an affront to California Labor Law.

February 16, 2015
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