Preliminary Approval Granted For CVS’s 620.86 PHP Million Unpaid Wages Settlement

A California judge granted preliminary approval to CVS’s $12.75 million settlement for claims owing roughly 78,000 workers unpaid wages during off-the-clock bag checks. In June of 2013, the plaintiff’s causes of action for failure to pay wages, failure to provide accurate itemized statements of hours worked, unfair competition, and recovery of civil penalties under the […]

Abercrombie Class Action Lawsuit regarding “Look Policy”

A class action lawsuit was filed on September 16, 2013, on behalf of all non-exempt employees who worked at Abercrombie stores (including Abercrombie & Fitch, Hollister, Abercrombie Kids, and Gilly Hicks) in California from September 2009 to the present. On July 16, 2015, Judge Jesus Bernal of the United States District Court for the Northern […]

Abercrombie and Fitch lawsuit Classified as Class

A judge classified the Abercrombie and Fitch lawsuit as a class. Call us at (510) 488-2566 for a free consultation and case review. To read the entire article click Abercrombie and Fitch Lawsuit.  

62,000 Abercrombie & Fitch Employees Are Suing in Class Action Lawsuit

Roughly 62,000 past and present employees are suing Abercrombie & Fitch in a class action lawsuit. The suit is claiming employees were forced to wear the clothing on the job and forced employees to buy clothes every new style guide. All of which is described by Marcy as discriminatory and illegal. To read the entire […]

eBay Settles Class Action for 313.98 PHP Million

eBay has agreed to settle a lawsuit for $6.4 million while still not admitting fault. The class action that it is settling stated that it charged sellers with listing fees that were not included in the disclosures. If you have used “Good Til Cancelled” listings on eBay and were charged these disputed fees, then you […]

California Caregivers Take Legal against Their Employer for Wage Violations

On June 18, 2014 in California, trained caregivers filed a class action claim on behalf of many employees all over the state. They stated their employer, Kindred Healthcare and its partners, cheated them on earnings, overtime, and breaks. Ginger Rogers, a caregiver for twenty-five years, stated that Kindred Healthcare employed her in 2012 to take […]

Wells Fargo Instructed to Forfeit $203 Million in Overdraft Case

On May 15, 2013, a federal judge had again instructed Wells Fargo & Co. to forfeit $203 million to resolve class action litigation charging it with enforcing unnecessary overdraft cost on checking account customers, restoring a reward that had been dismissed in 2012. On May 14, 2013, U.S. District Judge William Alsup re-established a fine […]

California’s “Cool-Down” Periods and Avoid the Burn of Wage and Hour Class Litigation

  Just when one might have thought California employment law couldn’t get any stickier for employers, in January 2014 the California Legislature turned up the heat by expanding meal and rest break penalty provisions. Now there’s a new penalty for failure to provide “cool-down,” or recovery, periods to prevent heat illness. Before, heat illness prevention […]

California: Advocacy of Insubordination On Facebook Is Concerted But Not Protected Activity

Finally, there’s a breath of common sense in an NLRB Facebook decision. The board this week upheld the dismissal of a ULP against a neighborhood center which had fired two workers for a profanity-laced discussion on Facebook in which they advocated various acts of insubordination. Richmond District Neighborhood Center, Case 20-CA-091748 (October 28, 2014). It is critical to note […]

Exempt Employee Misclassification

The Federal Fair labor Standards Act sets standards for basic minimum wage and overtime pay and regulates practices of most public and private employers.  In addition, California wage and hour lawsfurther define how employers are required to treat their employees.  Employment status is based on such factors as the type of work employees do, their responsibilities and rate […]