One of the most exciting experiences I have as an employment lawyer is meeting a prospective new client, hearing their story, and starting to formulate in my own mind the many ways I’m gonna make that rotten company pay for what they did. As the story unfolds, I start to see a great case for […]
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 […]
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Hagens Berman, a consumer rights law firm, has filed a class-action lawsuit against Google, claiming “the search engine giant illegally monopolized, and financially and creatively stagnated the American market of internet and mobile search.” Do they have a case? The lawsuit accuses Google of creating secret “Mobile Application Distribution Agreements.” Berman believes these agreements were hidden from […]
California law places limits on forced overtime for workers. Outside of safety standards, there is no legal labor requirement to stop an employee from working as many hours of overtime as he or she wishes, but an hourly or non-exempt employee who works more than 8 hours in a day must be paid extra for […]
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 […]