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Employment Violations

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Global Tel*Link and Cooper Communications Group are settling a class action alleging that the two companies violated employment laws in five ways:

Trojan Horse Truck

A group of companies has agreed to settle a class action alleging that they made contributions to the Trojan Horse Ltd. 401(k) Retirement Plan, and that the contributions were deducted from their paychecks but never deposited in the plan.

Row of Call Center Workers

A group of employees at MyExperian, Inc.’s call centers bring this class action against their employer, alleging that they were not paid overtime when they worked more than forty hours in a week. The employees were required to perform work to prepare for their shifts and also at times to finish up tasks beyond the end of their shifts, but were not permitted to report this as work time. This, the complaint alleges, violates both the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and, for some of the workers, the Arkansas Minimum Wage Act (AMWA).

Alice and Olivia Platform Sandals

The company Alice + Olivia has agreed to settle a class action alleging that it did not pay all its interns minimum wage during their internships, in violation of New York Labor Law.

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Graphic Packaging International, Inc. (GPI) is setting aside $4 million to settle a class action alleging that it failed to follow California laws in its treatment of non-exempt, hourly employees.

Entry to Amazon Studios

Amazon Studios is setting aside more than half a million dollars to settle a class action alleging that it violated the Fair Labor Standards Act and New York labor laws by not paying its parking production assistants correctly for all hours worked, including overtime. 

Sandwich from Primanti Bros. Restaurant

Primanti Brothers has agreed to settle a class action claiming it violated the Fair Labor Standards Act as well as Pennsylvania laws in its payments for tipped employees. Among other things, the complaint claimed that the restaurant did not satisfy notice requirements and took deductions from tips that it was not entitled to. 

Fujitsu Building

This settlement resolves a class action against Fujitsu Technology and Business of America, Inc. Shepher Kaplan, LLC, and others with a fiduciary relationship with the Fujitsu Group Defined Contribution and 401(k) Plan.

Lowe's Flooring Department

During seventeen years of installing floors for Lowe’s Home Centers, Darin Viars has had neither the freedom of an independent contractor nor the benefits of an employee. The complaint for this class action alleges that Viars has been an employee all along because of the limiting rules and arrangements he has had to follow. A number of factors seem to support the complaint’s claim that he is an employee, and the complaint claims that he has actually been misclassified as an employee, in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act. 

Southwest Airlines Jet in Flight

The complaint for this class action claims that Southwest Airlines has violated Illinois laws by taking and storing the fingerprints of its employees. Fingerprints are a biometric identifier, and the complaint claims that Southwest has not complied with Illinois’s Biometric Privacy Act (BIPA), which regulates the collection, use, and retention of biometric information.