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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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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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TELG attorney quoted in Fiscal Times Story on the Misclassification of Employees as Independent Contractors

April 6th, 2011 · Comments Off

Attorney Nicholas Woodfield was quoted in a Fiscal Times story titled Stripper ‘Consultant’ Strikes Back against Boss on the misclassification of employees as independent contractors: “Shortly after the recession started, we started getting calls from people saying, ‘My employer has shifted me to being an independent contractor,’” said Nicholas Woodfield, principal at [T]he Employment Law […]

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New California Bills Combat Employer Minimum Wage Violations

August 26th, 2010 · 29 Comments

According to Law360, the California Senate passed two bills, AB 1881 and AB 2771, attempting to crackdown on minimum wage violations in the underground economy.   AB 1881 would allow employees to recover twice the amount of unpaid minimum wages from their employer, and AB 2771 would criminalize employers’ failure to issue itemized wage statements to […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Illegal Alien Can Sue Employer for Lost Wages

November 21st, 2008 · 1 Comment

In Coque v. Wildflower Estates Developers, Inc., the Supreme Court of the State of New York Appellate Division held that illegal aliens injured on the job can recover damages for lost wages from their employer, where the employer failed to properly verify the employee’s eligibility to work.  In reaching its decision, the court concluded that […]

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