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Employment Violations

Pension plans have certain requirements as to payouts under federal laws. The complaint for this class action claims that Anheuser-Busch Companies, LLC (AB) did not meet these requirements, because it used an old actuarial table that does not accord with current life expectancy figures.

Three workers in protective gear performing industrial cleaning

Three plaintiffs bring this labor action under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Arkansas Minimum Wage Act (AMWA). The primary issue is the time workers spent putting on extensive protective gear required for their jobs with Thompson Industrial Services, LLC and what effect that time has on their paychecks.

Building for Pioneer Natural Resources

Pioneer Natural Resources USA, Inc. and other parties responsible for the company’s 401(k) plan have agreed to a settlement that claims they have violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). The complaint alleged that the company and other defendants acted improperly, in a way that caused plan participants to pay excessive fees for recordkeeping services.

Neon Sign at Seventh Veil Club

This settlement resolves a lawsuit brought by a former dancer against 7180 Sunset Blvd., Inc. and Three Group, Inc. under employment laws. The complaint claimed that the companies misclassified dancers, who performed at Seventh Veil, Royal Palace (Star Strip), or Crazy Girls, as independent contractors when they were actually employees.

An Amazon Fulfillment Center

If employees are injured in the course of their duties, should they then be fired because they can’t perform those duties any longer? The complaint for this class action alleges that Amazon.com Services, Inc. and its warehouse partner Golden State FC, LLC refused to reassign employees to other duties when they had injuries or disabilities, and that the companies discriminated against older employees.

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Participants in 401(k) plans must often pay fees to the mutual funds they invest in. The complaint for this class action alleges that various Fidelity companies required kickbacks from the mutual funds in its retirement plans, which then increased fees or decreased profits for the funds. The complaint claims that these secret payments violate the provisions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

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People don’t function well when they’re overly hungry or fatigued. Under those conditions, they can also make mistakes which lead to accidents. California’s labor laws and wage orders require regular meal breaks and rest periods or penalties for not providing them, but the complaint for this class action alleges that Trinity Services Group, Inc. did not comply for its California-based workers.

Johnson Controls Sprinkler Head

Johnson Controls Fire Protection, LP describes itself as the “world leader in security, fire protection, HVAC, building controls and energy storage.” That may be so, but are they the world leader in paying wages? The complaint for this class action claims that the company paid employees less than the prevailing wage for certain work in Washington state, in violation of state laws.

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Fidelity Brokerage Services, LLC, Fidelity Investments, and FMR, LLC are paying out $1,200,000 to settle a collective and class action alleging that Fidelity did not properly calculate the rate of pay to apply to overtime hours for certain employees.

Roof of Car with Domino's Sign

One of the things required by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is that employers reimburse employees for business expenses, such as uniforms, personal cell phone use, and the like. The complaint for this class action claims that JVP, Inc., a franchisee of Domino’s Pizza, does not properly reimburse delivery drivers for the use of their own cars in delivering its pizzas.

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