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DSW Settles Wage-and-Hour Class Action with 3,000 Employees for $625,000

September 14th, 2012 · Comments Off

Shoe retailer DSW Inc. has reached a $625,000 settlement to resolve a wage-and-hour class action lawsuit filed in August 2011 in the United States District Court for the Central District of California on behalf of 3,000 nonexempt hourly employees in California. The suit, filed by DSW Sales Associate and Merchandise Manager Olga Aguirre on behalf […]

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Tags: Lost Wages

Law360 Interviews Nicholas Woodfield, Principal of The Employment Law Group®, on Favorable Decision in Collective Action Suit Against Farmers Insurance

July 24th, 2012 · Comments Off

Law360 recently interviewed Nicholas Woodfield, principal at The Employment Law Group® law firm, following a favorable decision in MacGregor, et al. v. Farmers Insurance Exchange, which will allow a collective action lawsuit alleging overtime violations by Farmers Insurance to proceed.  The decision granted conditional certification to a class of property claims representatives who worked for […]

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Farmers Insurance Adjustors Alleging Overtime Pay Violations Win Conditional Class Certification

July 20th, 2012 · Comments Off

On July 20, 2012, Judge David C. Norton of the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, granted conditional certification to a group of Farmers Insurance Exchange (“Farmers”) property claims representatives who alleged that Farmers has a policy that discourages the representatives from accurately reporting their hours in violation of the Fair Labor […]

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Wal-Mart to Pay $4.8 Million in Back Wages to More Than 4,500 Workers Improperly Denied Overtime

May 14th, 2012 · Comments Off

On May 1, 2012, the U.S. Department of Labor announced that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has agreed to pay $4,828,442 in back wages and damages to over 4,500 employees, and $463,815 in civil penalties, as a result of an investigation by the Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division.  The investigation found that Wal-Mart violated overtime provisions […]

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Tags: Fair Labor Standards Act

Boston Market to Pay $3 Million to Settle Class Action FLSA Lawsuit for Unpaid Overtime

May 1st, 2012 · Comments Off

Boston Market Corp., a food chain based in Golden, Colorado, agreed to pay $3 million to settle a class action Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) lawsuit. According to the suit, Boston Market misclassified their assistant general managers, hospitality managers, and culinary managers as exempt from overtime pay.  Because of the misclassification, Boston Market failed to […]

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Tags: Fair Labor Standards Act

Former GNC Managers Seek Class Action Suit for Unpaid Overtime

April 19th, 2012 · Comments Off

On April 11, 2012, attorneys representing two former GNC store managers argued in court that the company’s policies illegally required store managers to work overtime without pay.  GNC fired the two managers, claiming that they committed “time fraud” by recording hours on their time cards that they had not worked.  The former managers claim they […]

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Fair Labor Association Audit Finds Violations of Labor Laws by Foxconn, Apple’s Major Supplier; and Apple and Foxconn Agree to Improve Working Conditions

April 12th, 2012 · Comments Off

This month, Apple and its major supplier, Foxconn, agreed with the Fair Labor Association (FLA) to improve working conditions for employees after an audit revealed suspected employment law violations.  The violations, which occurred in Foxconn factories in China, included excessive working hours, unpaid overtime, and inadequate safety conditions.  FLA secured a commitment from both Apple and […]

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Sales Representatives File $70 Million FLSA Class Action Lawsuit Against Novartis Pharmaceuticals for Unpaid Overtime

March 30th, 2012 · Comments Off

A class of sales representative this month filed a $70 million suit against Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp., a subsidiary of Danish pharmaceutical giant Novo Nordisk, Inc., in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. The sales representatives allege that Nordisk violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the New York Labor […]

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Tags: Fair Labor Standards Act

La Quinta Hotel Operator Agrees to Pay $1.5 Million to Settle Claims that it Denied Overtime Payments and Rest Breaks to Housekeepers

March 6th, 2012 · Comments Off

LQ Management LLC, a Texas-based operator of the La Quinta hotel chain, has agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle a putative class action suit claiming that the hotel failed to provide housekeepers with meal and rest breaks and failed to pay proper amounts of overtime pay. The proposed class action includes over 1900 housekeepers […]

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Home Depot to Pay $1.6 Million to Resolve Allegations it Failed to Pay Accrued Vacation Time to Terminated Workers

March 6th, 2012 · Comments Off

Last week, Home Depot USA Inc. agreed to pay $1.6 million to settle a class action lawsuit alleging that the company failed to compensate employees for their vacation pay after terminating them. According to the motion filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California seeking preliminary  approval of the settlement, the […]

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Tags: California Wage and Hour Laws · Fair Labor Standards Act