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Amazon employee sues for denied overtime and breaks at distribution center

Amazon employee sues for denied overtime and breaks at distribution center

Amazon workers in California are seeking overtime pay, rest breaks and owed wages, claiming the company violated state laws by repeatedly denying them their rightful compensation. A class-action lawsuit covering workers at Amazon facilities in […]

Postmates pays $8.75 million to settle worker misclassification lawsuit

Postmates Worker Misclassification

California courts have been dealing with a growing number of worker misclassification cases that have resulted from the expansion of the gig economy. In one such lawsuit, a federal judge recently approved an $8.75 million […]

Misclassified property workers awarded $2 million in overtime lawsuit

California misclassified property workers

A recent case serves as an important reminder about the protections that California labor laws provide to workers. Employers can be liable if they misclassify their workers and fail to comply with wage and overtime […]

California considers expanding overtime pay to more workers

VA Sexual Harassment Complaint

A larger number of California workers could soon be eligible for overtime pay, thanks to new legislation being examined in the state Senate. Under AB 1565, employers would have to extend overtime pay to salaried […]

Whistleblower wins $25 million after suing his employer

Army Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Blowing the whistle on an employer’s illegal actions often carries with it a number of potential risks such as retaliation and legal consequences. For one employer, however, retaliation against a whistleblower led to a $25 […]

Manpower workers to get $2.9 million settlement in wage lawsuit

Army Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

A $2.9 million deal to settle one of several wage and hour class action lawsuits against Manpower Inc. has received preliminary approval from a California federal judge. Manpower Inc., a staffing agency, was accused of […]

California State University employee files discrimination lawsuit

CSU Discrimination Lawsuit

A former administrative support assistant at California State University (CSU), Sacramento, said she was wrongfully terminated in retaliation for complaining about racial discrimination and her employer’s failure to pay overtime. Lucelina Arias-Melendez filed a complaint against […]

Costco drivers win $2 million in wage and overtime lawsuit

Wage and Overtime Lawsuit

A $2 million settlement provided drivers for Costco Wholesale Corp. with some long-awaited relief in a wage and hour dispute. Lead plaintiff Douglas Thompson sued the retailer on behalf of 882 current and former industrial drivers […]

Ex-bank manager sues Wells Fargo for whistleblower retaliation

Whistleblower Retaliation

A former branch manager at Wells Fargo filed a wrongful termination and whistleblower retaliation lawsuit against the troubled bank. Diana Duenas-Brown alleged she was fired in retaliation for reporting the bank’s wrongdoing. She also claimed […]

Spec Formliners sued for gender-based pay discrimination

Gender-Based Pay Discrimination

A concrete liner company based in Santa Ana, California, has been accused of paying a female sales representative less than a male coworker doing the same job. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed […]

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