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Employment Violations

Mattress Firm Sign Against Blue Sky

Washington’s state labor laws are included in the Washington Annotated Code (WAC) and the Revised Washington Code (RWC). The complaint for this class action claims that Mattress Firm, Inc. violated these labor laws in its combining of hourly and piecework or commission wages, among other problems. 

Gavel and Sign "Labor Law"

The complaint for this lawsuit claims that FlyFit Holdings, LLC and Brian Chappon failed to pay plaintiff Alexander Ray Thurston properly and did not maintain accurate work records. It also alleges that Chappon did not maintain FlyFit as a legal entity separate from himself but more like an alter ego.

Restaurant Katch Twenty-Two

The complaint for this class action claims that Katch Twenty-Two, LLC and its owner violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) when it refused to pay plaintiff Nicholas J. Ferguson overtime when he worked more than forty hours in a week. 

Two Starbucks Drinks with Cafe Counter Background

This complaint brings a number of employee claims against Starbucks Corporation in California. One is that employees were not properly compensated for overtime and meal break premiums; another is that, when the employees received incentive pay, the incentive pay was not included in figuring the overtime and meal break premiums. The complaint claims that the company’s omissions are violations of the California Labor Code and the Industrial Welfare Commission Wage Order requirements.

Frontier Communications Van

This class action concerns the investments in the Frontier Communications 401(k) Savings Plan. The complaint alleges that Frontier Communications Corporation  and its Retirement Investment & Administration Committee did not fulfill their fiduciary duties to the plan, including maintaining adequate diversification, thus violating the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

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.

ConAgra Logo

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.