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This class action is another case where a company has classified a worker as an independent contractor rather than an employee. However, in this case plaintiffs Jason Sheldon and Steven Hunsberger had to invest a significant amount of money. The plaintiffs were led to believe that they were starting their own businesses, but the complaint alleges that State Farm controlled nearly everything and provided a great deal of misinformation.

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When a person or firm is laid off, what happens to any unpaid commissions they might have earned? The complaint for this class action says that Ohio National Life Insurance and related companies simply stopped paying the insurance commissions to securities representatives when it terminated its selling agreements with their companies. The complaint calls this breach of contract and unjust enrichment.

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The complaint for this class action alleges that Target Corporation did not follow all labor law requirements with hourly employees in its California locations. Interestingly, the violation of one California law sometimes leads to an ability to make a claim under a second law. 

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The complaint for this class action comes packed with allegations against three companies, Avalon Health Care Inc., Berryman Health, Inc., and Avalon Health Care Management of California, LLC. It first makes claims under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and state laws about the companies’ practices of obtaining background reports for job applicants. Then it goes on to a number of labor law violations

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The complaint for this class action alleges that Ceva Logistics US, Inc. and Randstad Inhouse Services, LLC did not follow California laws in their payment and treatment of hourly employees. The violations include such things as missed meal and rest breaks, incorrect seventh-day pay, and itemized wage statements. The complaint brings suit under the California Labor Code (LC), California’s Business and Professions Code (B&PC), and Wage Orders issued by the California Industrial Welfare Commission (IWC).

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This is a California class action brought against a company for allegedly misclassifying employees as independent contractors, then not paying them overtime and not permitting them to have rest breaks and other things required by law. The defendants this time are Moore Advanced, Inc. and NFI, LP. 

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An “exempt” employee is one who does not have to be paid overtime. The complaint for this class action alleges that ZipRecruiter, Inc. and those who owned the company misclassified certain employees as exempt and did not pay them overtime as they were required to do by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). 

Element Materials Building in Huntington Beach, California

The complaint for this class action brings four employment complaints against a company called Element Materials Technology Huntington Beach, LLC. It brings suit under California labor laws and wage orders, for missed meal and rest breaks, improper wage statements, and failure to pay all wages due at separation.

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The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA) allows employees who are terminated by certain companies to continue their health insurance for a number of months after termination. The complaint for this class action claims that Pepsico, Inc. violated the law in not giving its employees proper information about COBRA. 

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American Express Company has a long history: It was founded in 1850 and is one of only thirty companies from which the Dow Jones Industrial Average is derived. So how did they end up in a basic labor case? The complaint for this class action brings suit against them and against a company it claims that Amex partnered with for merchant services, Sales Partnerships, Inc. 

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