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Employment Violations

Seal of the US Department of Labor

This class action is another set of allegations in the familiar story of companies not keeping proper records and not properly paying employees. In this case, the companies are builders, An Ju Home, Inc., Structure Enterprise, Inc., and Trinity Builders, Inc. Also named as defendants are five individuals who are “bosses” or in other positions of power at the three companies. At issue are the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and New York Labor Law (NYLL).

Car in Front of Hertz Office: Black-and-White Image with Yellow Details

This class action covers a common complaint in the labor force: the nonpayment of overtime hours because of employee misclassification. The complaint alleges that Hertz Corporation, operating through its Hertz, Dollar, and Thrifty brand car rental agencies, wrongly classified its location managers as exempt employees, thereby avoiding the New York Labor Law (NYLL) that requires overtime pay for additional hours.

Fluffy White Dog Groomed by Petco

It’s difficult enough for workers when wages are low. Unfortunately, the complaint for this class action alleges that Petco Animal Supplies, Inc. also falsified workers’ time records in order to avoid paying them proper overtime. The claims in this class action are brought under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and state labor laws.

Duke Energy Truck by Electrical Tower

At some companies, a collective bargaining agreement allows employees to bank their unused sick leave or short-term disability hours, even for years. Should the company later be allowed simply to wipe out those hours, without discussion or compensation? The complaint for this class action alleges that Duke Energy Corporation did just that. It claims violations of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and the Tennessee Human Rights Act (THRA) along with age discrimination.

Providence's Office Park in Oregon

Providence Health & Services is electing to settle a class action claiming it violated its fiduciary duties with respect to tis 401(a) Service Plan, its Multiple Employer 401(k) Plan, and its 403(b) Value Plan. The complaint alleged that those in charge of the plan made imprudent selection of investment options when there were superior, less expensive options available.

Front of a Walmart Store

Walmart is an extremely large company. As such, it has a lot of clout in making up its own company rules and requiring that employees adhere to them. However, this class action brings suit against Walmart, Inc. and Wal-Mart Associates, Inc. for violations of California’s state labor laws in denying employees accrued vacation time pay when they leave the company.

Large Array of Keurig-Dr. Pepper Products

The American Bottling Company is a subsidiary of Keurig-Dr. Pepper, Inc., and this class action brings suit against both of them for violations of California Labor laws. The complaint’s allegations include failure to provide proper meal and rest breaks and failure to pay minimum and overtime wages. 

Two Panera Bread Bowls Filled with Soup

The complaint for this class action alleges that Panera, LLC discouraged employees from recording all the hours they worked and pressured them instead to record only the hours that conformed to the hours scheduled for their shift, even when they worked longer.

Uber Logo on Smartphone Screen

This settlement resolves two cases brought against Uber Technologies, Inc. claiming that drivers should be classified as employees rather than independent contractors.

Paper with Heading "401(k) Statement"

Do you live in California and work for a company with more than 500 employees? Do you participate in its 401(k) or other retirement plan? Retirement plans for such large companies are governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), and they must meet certain requirements. However, not all of them do—and that may eventually affect how much money you have to retire on.

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