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Entries Tagged as 'California Wage and Hour Laws'

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

California Car Washes to Pay $1 Million to Settle Lawsuit Alleging Underpayment of Workers

February 3rd, 2012 · Comments Off

On January 10, 2012, California Attorney General Kamala Harris announced that the California Department of Justice had reached a $1 million settlement agreement with eight car washes that were accused of underpaying workers and violating state employment laws. In 2010, the California Attorney General’s office filed a lawsuit in the Superior Court for the State […]

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GE Osmonics Agrees to $1 Million Settlement of Class Action Lawsuit Alleging that Company Underpaid Employees in California

January 17th, 2012 · Comments Off

Last week U.S. District Judge Jeffrey T. Miller approved a $1 million settlement agreement in a class action lawsuit which alleged that GE Osmonics Inc. (GEO) denied its workers wages and breaks to which they were entitled under state law. As part of the settlement, Judge Miller certified the class of 156 former and current […]

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Ninth Circuit and California Supreme Court Hold California Labor Code Applies to Nonresidents Working in California

December 28th, 2011 · Comments Off

In Sullivan v. Oracle, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed the granting of summary judgment by the district court, holding that the California Labor Code appliesy to nonresidents who perform work in California.  California wage and hour laws are generally provide more protection for workers than federal laws; for instance, […]

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Panera to Settle California Class Actions for $5 Million

November 28th, 2011 · Comments Off

Panera Bread Company has agreed to pay $5 million in order to settle two putative class action lawsuits filed by former restaurant workers who allege that the company failed to pay them overtime and forced them to work without pay during their meal breaks. According to regulatory filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), […]

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Tags: California Wage and Hour Laws · Labor Laws