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The complaint for this class action alleges that General Electric put too little aside in reserves for its insurance companies and thereby falsely inflated its earnings and stock price. But this is not a brought by stockholders as a securities case; it’s brought by participants in the GE Retirement Savings Plan under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

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Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), companies must pay employees overtime for all hours worked over forty each week, unless the workers are exempt from overtime pay under the law. The complaint for this class action alleges that Rockwater Energy Solutions, Inc. paid its oilfield workers a flat day rate and did not pay them overtime if they worked more than forty hours in a given week. It contends that these workers were regular employees and should have been paid overtime at one and a half times their normal hourly rate.

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Plaintiff Robert Koch makes two claims under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). According to the complaint in the class action he filed, (1) he should have been paid a retroactive benefit or an actuarial increase for retiring years later than the plan’s normal retirement age, and (2) he should not have had his benefits reduced under later amendments to the retirement plan. 

Lord & Taylor Shoe Department

Susannah Mulhearn worked in the Lord & Taylor Eastchester store in Scarsdale, New York, in the Ladies’ and Men’s Shoe Departments. The complaint claims that Lord & Taylor, LLC violated both the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and New York Labor Law (NYLL) on several counts relating to overtime pay, minimum wages, and commissions, as well as paying for all hours worked. 

Labor violations such as improper overtime pay are not confined to small restaurants, manual labor agencies, and low-paid workers. AECOM is described in the complaint for this class action as a “multi-billion dollar engineering firm that provides design, consulting, construction, and management services” to clients across the country. However, the complaint says that AECOM did not properly pay its workers for overtime hours. 

McBride & Sons Sign on Building

Why would a company retirement plan sell securities at below fair market value? The complaint for this class action alleges that company insiders, some of whom had fiduciary duties to the plan, stood to benefit from the sales—unlike the participants in the plan, who suffered damages. The complaint brings claims under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). 

Kin Khao Thai Kitchen Beef Noodle Soup

Are New York City restaurant notorious for exploiting their workers, or are their exploited workers just more likely to sue? Two employees bring this collective and class action against Kin Khao Thai Kitchen, along with Jakrapop Panurach and another person known only as “Bin.” The issues are minimum wage, overtime, reimbursement for tools of the trade, and other matters, under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the New York Labor Law (NYLL).

Salad and Dressing from New University Deli in Plastic Containers

It seems that the eight-hour day our forebears supposedly established for workers still doesn’t cover low-paid workers in city restaurants. The complaint for this class action claims that the New University Deli paid flat weekly salaries and did not calculated overtime at the legally-required rates. The complaint also claims other violations of federal and state laws about minimum wages and the spread of hours, but these are related to the overtime claim. 

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The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) was designed to protect workers from exploitation and abuse by employers. Plenty of employers, particularly at the lower end of the pay scale, are willing to try to force their workers to do unpaid labor (or improperly paid labor). The complaint for this class action alleges that General Workforce did not pay its workers proper overtime or, in some cases, any overtime at all. 

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