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Employment Violations

Man Engaged in Tree Trimming

Is there an epidemic of employers refusing to pay overtime? The complaint for this class action claims that Green Valle Tree Service paid its workers a flat day rate, regardless of how much overtime they did. Like most such actions, it brings suit under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), as well as under the New York Labor Law (NYLL).

Lift Loading Container onto Truck Bed

Intelliquick is paying more than $5 million to settle a class and collective action alleging that it misclassified drivers and couriers as independent contractors, failing to accurately track their hours and making unlawful deductions from their pay. The complaint alleged that the company owes these employees additional wages or overtime, since they were actually regular employees. 

Target Mascot Dog with Bullseye on Face

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. 

Ceva Logistics Truck on Road

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).

Workers Moving Items at Warehouse

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.

Walmart Front-End Cashier Stands

Walmart is paying a substantial $65 million to settle a class action that has been in litigation for the past nine years. The complaint alleged that Walmart violated the California Labor Code and Wage Order 7-2001 because it did not provide seating for front-end cashiers in its California stores.

Can of Pepsi

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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