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Employment Violations

Lyft Prime Time Notice

Lyft is paying just under $2 million to settle a claims in a class action alleging that the company violated laws and contract rights by taking a commission from drivers’ prime time premiums. The complaint also made another allegation, that Lyft classifies drivers in California as independent contractors when they are actually employees. The settlement does not resolve this issue. 

Golden Corral Advertising

Golden Corral Corporation is putting aside $3.9 million to settle a class action. The complaint alleged that associate manager trainees were paid a lump sum instead of proper overtime during their training session.

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Over the years, as companies sell out and merge and change identities, their internal plans can suffer changes. Plaintiff Vicki Michael worked in the same processing plant from 1974 to 2016, and she wants the retirement benefits she was promised when she began working there. But the complaint for this class action claims that company changes are unfairly depriving her of those benefits, in violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

Centinela Feed Store

Centinela Feed, Inc. is settling a class action alleging that the company violated the California Labor Code in a number of ways, with respect to its hourly or non-exempt employees.

JPMorgan Chase Building

This settlement resolves a class action against JPMorgan Chase alleging that assistant branch managers were improperly classified as exempt employees. They therefore did not receive proper overtime pay or meal and rest breaks, as provided for in the California Labor Code, and were not paid all wages at the time of their termination.

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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.