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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

Unpaid Overtime Lawsuit Against Groupon

September 15th, 2011 · Comments Off

A class-action lawsuit was filed last week against Groupon, well known for daily online deals. A former employee, Ranita Dailey will be the lead plaintiff in this lawsuit, claiming that she and nearly 1,000 other employees failed to receive overtime pay for nearly three years. Moreover, the employees assert that even after they started to […]

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Tags: Fair Labor Standards Act · Labor Laws

Law360 Quotes Attorney Nicholas Woodfield on Landmark Unpaid Wages Victory

August 12th, 2011 · Comments Off

Law360 quoted The Employment Law Group attorney Nicholas Woodfield regarding the law firm’s landmark unpaid wages victory in Randolph v. ADT Security Services, Inc. Judge Chasanow from the District Court of Maryland held that ADT violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) when it fired two commissioned salespeople because they complained to the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, […]

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Tags: Fair Labor Standards Act · Labor Laws · Lost Wages

9th Circuit Rules that California Law Determines Workers’ Classification Instead of Choice-of-Law

July 21st, 2010 · 3 Comments

In a unanimous decision, the 9th circuit ruled in the case of Narayan v. EGL, Inc. that California law determines the classification of a worker employed in California even when the worker’s contract contains a choice-of-law provision.  Workers’ rights and benefits often vary depending on the worker’s classification as either an employee or an independent […]

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Tags: Labor Laws

DOL Issues Administrator’s Interpretation Defining “Clothes”

June 18th, 2010 · 15 Comments

On June 16, 2010, the Department of Labor issued its second Administrator’s Interpretation of 2010, defining “clothes” under section 3(o) of the FLSA, 29 U.S.C § 203(o).   Under this new Interpretation, “clothes” refers to apparel and not protective safety equipment generally worn over one’s clothes.  Employees required by law to don and off protective gear […]

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Tags: Fair Labor Standards Act · Labor Laws · Lost Wages

Tyson Foods Agrees to Settle FLSA Lawsuit

June 15th, 2010 · 7 Comments

On June 3, 2010, the Department of Labor announced that Tyson Foods has agreed to pay employees for donning and doffing protective wear as well as time spent washing and sanitizing themselves and their gear.  Tyson Foods also agreed to compensate employees for the time spent walking and waiting that occurs throughout the workday.  In […]

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Tags: Fair Labor Standards Act · Labor Laws · Lost Wages

Class Action Status Granted in Wage and Overtime Nonpayment Suit Against Construction Company

March 8th, 2010 · 6 Comments

On March 3, 2010, Judge Harold Baer, Jr. of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York granted class action status to a suit brought against a construction company for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.  The suit, filed by current and former employees of Raines & Welsh & Sons, […]

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Tags: Fair Labor Standards Act · Labor Laws

Staples Agrees to $42 Million Settlement for Unpaid Overtime

February 1st, 2010 · 1 Comment

Staples has agreed to a $42 million settlement to resolve 12 wage-and-hour class action lawsuits related to its misclassification of assistant store managers.  The settlement comes after several years of litigation, and the claims of unpaid overtime go back to 2002.  The settlement includes an agreement that Staples will not appeal a February 2009 jury […]

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Tags: Fair Labor Standards Act · Labor Laws · Lost Wages

UPS Settles Overtime Suit for $12.8 Million

December 15th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Late last week a class action suit brought by UPS delivery drivers against their employer was settled for $12.8 million.  The suit alleges that the drivers were misclassified as independent contractors and wrongfully denied benefits and overtime as a result.  At least 83% of the $12.8 million is to go to the approximately 660 employees.  […]

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Tags: Fair Labor Standards Act · Labor Laws · Lost Wages

IBM Agrees to Settle Unpaid Overtime Class Action for $7.5 Mil.

October 22nd, 2009 · 3 Comments

The settlement was reached in a putative class action suit originally filed on April 17, 2008.  The suit, Danieli et al. v. IBM Corp., alleged that IBM misclassified thousands of employees as exempt from the Fair Labor Standard Act’s (“FLSA”) overtime pay requirements.  The plaintiffs claim that as a result of this misclassification, they were […]

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Tags: Fair Labor Standards Act · Labor Laws · Lost Wages