Catering workers at Los Angeles airport sue for unpaid overtime

Under California law, employers must pay employees all their wages in a timely manner. This also applies to overtime pay for all hours worked. If an employer is violating the rights of…

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Postmates pays $8.75 million to settle worker misclassification lawsuit

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…

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Misclassified property workers awarded $2 million in overtime lawsuit

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…

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California considers expanding overtime pay to more workers

California considers expanding overtime pay to more workers

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…

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Whistleblower wins $25 million after suing his employer

Whistleblower wins $25 million after suing his employer

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…

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Manpower workers to get $2.9 million settlement in wage lawsuit

Manpower workers to get $2.9 million settlement in wage lawsuit

[This blog entry is for informational purposes only.  McCormack and Erlich is not involved in the reported litigation with Manpower, Inc.] A $2.9 million deal to settle one of several wage and…

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California State University employee files discrimination lawsuit

California State University employee files 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…

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Costco drivers win $2 million in wage and overtime lawsuit

Costco drivers win $2 million in 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…

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Ex-bank manager sues Wells Fargo for whistleblower retaliation

Ex-bank manager sues Wells Fargo for 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….

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