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Employment Violations

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This settlement resolves a class action brought before the American Arbitration Association against Universal Protection Service for alleging the following:

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Lunar Mining, LLC is settling with its parking production assistants (PPAs) in a class action that alleged that the PPAs were not paid for all hours worked, including overtime, in violation of the federal Fair Labor Stanards Act and New York Labor Law.

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This settlement resolves a class action claiming that AT&T misclassified designers and deliverers as “exempt” employees and so did not pay them overtime. The suit requested back pay, penalties, interest, and other payments. 

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Plaintiff Ronnie Stevenson works for Knight Transportation, Inc. as a truck driver. Knight insists he’s not an “employee” but an “independent contractor,” yet the complaint for this class action alleges that the only difference between Knight’s “employee” truck drivers and its “independent contractor” truck drivers is that the employees receive benefits and the others do not. While there are no hard-and-fast definitions of employees versus independent contractors, the criteria used to judge classification have to do mostly with independence, choice, and control, and the complaint presents evidence that Knight does not allow drivers independence, choice, or control in any significant aspects of their work.

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Petco is paying nearly $8 million to settle a number of related class actions alleging that it did not pay overtime to assistant managers (AMs) who worked more than forty hours per week. The suit involves assistant manager who worked at Petco Animal Supplies, Inc., Petco Holdings, Inc., Petco Holdings, Inc.

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Texas Roadhouse has agreed to a settlement of $12 million in a class action suit of alleged age discrimination. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleges that Texas Roadhouse violated the Age Discrimination Employment Act by refusing to hire applicants who were 40 years old or older for front-of-house positions at its restaurants. 

Bebe Store

Bebe has decided to settle a class action that alleges that it violated California labor laws by its failure to do the following:

Wyndham Time Share

This settlement resolves a class action alleging that Wyndham and related companies violated the California Unfair Business Practices Act and also violated California labor law in several ways, by failing to do the following in relation to sales representatives:

Brokerprice Logo, Inc., First Valuation, LLC, First Valuation Services, LLC, First Valuation Technology, LLC, Cartel Asset Management, LLC, Walter Coats, and ValuTech, Inc. have agreed to a settlement allotting over a million dollars to pay brokers who completed broker price opinions on their behalf but were not paid in accordance with their agreements.

Hamilton Township Municipal Building

The Hamilton Board of Education is making available $17 million to settle a lawsuit alleging that it breached its obligations to retirees, and in some cases to their dependents.