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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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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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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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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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E-Trade Agrees to Pay $1.5 Million to Settle Overtime Suit Claiming Employee Misclassification

February 27th, 2012 · Comments Off

On February 23, 2012, E-Trade Financial Corp. agreed to pay a $1.5 million settlement to resolve claims by a proposed class of company relationship managers who accused E-Trade of violating the Fair Labor Standards Act by refusing to pay them overtime. The plaintiffs filed a motion in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District […]

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Novartis Agrees to Pay $99 Million to Settle Overtime Class Action Suit Brought by Drug Sales Representatives

January 30th, 2012 · Comments Off

On January 25, 2012, U.S. District Judge Paul Crotty issued a preliminary approval of a $99 million settlement agreement between Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. and a class of more than 7,000 pharmaceutical sales representatives who allege that the company misclassified them as exempt from overtime pay. Final approval of the settlement deal awaits the U.S. Supreme […]

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Vitamin Shoppe Settles Lawsuit Alleging Company Promoted Employees to Manager to Avoid Paying Overtime Wages

January 9th, 2012 · Comments Off

Last week, health supplement retailer Vitamin Shoppe Industries Inc. (“Vitamin Shoppe”) settled the final portion of a class action lawsuit which had alleged that the company mislabeled many of its store clerks as managers in an attempt to avoid paying them overtime wages. The settlement involves an agreement between Vitamin Shoppe and the suit’s lead […]

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Department of Labor Rule Change to Provide Minimum Wage and Overtime Protection to 2 Million In-Home Care Workers

December 21st, 2011 · Comments Off

Last week the Obama administration unveiled a proposal to extend minimum wage and overtime protections to approximately two million home health aides and other in-home care providers. The Department of Labor released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that includes proposed changes to the companionship and live-in worker regulations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). […]

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