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Employment Violations

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When a company administers a defined-contribution retirement plan, the complaint for this class action says, the potential for violating its fiduciary duties can be high. The complaint alleges that fiduciaries for Massachusetts Financial Services (MFS) Company’s two plans—its Defined Contribution Plan and its MFSavings Retirement Plan—breached their duties under ERISA, executed prohibited transactions, and did not act with prudence or with the good of the plans in mind. Among other things, the complaint claims that MFS mutual funds were the primary offerings in the plan, that the funds had high expenses, and that fiduciaries executed transactiosn that are forbidden by ERISA.

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This class action alleges that GreatBanc Trust, a trustee for the Chemonics International, Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Plan, violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) as well as its fiduciary duties in buying Chemonics International stock at prices higher than fair market value.

Grape farm

This settles a class action brought by agricultural grape workers against Delano Farms and the labor companies who represented them. The complaint alleges that the companies violated labor laws in requiring unpaid, off-the-clock work, not reimbursing workers for necessary tool expenses, and not properly compensating workers for breaks. 

Juno

When Juno first appeared as a new ridesharing service, in competition with Uber and Lyft, it seemed to have a brilliant idea: to attract the best drivers, with promises of equity shares in the company.

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On March 7, 2016, Advance Auto Parts was the victim of a phishing attack, resulting in the disclosure of personally identifiable information (PII) concerning current and former Advanced Auto Parts employees. An outside third party obtained unauthorized access to employee PII through a phishing-type attack by posing as an employee.

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The plaintiff in this lawsuit alleges Stingray failed to pay him and other workers overtime compensation for the weeks in which he worked more than 40 hours.  The plaintiff further claims that Stingray failed to keep the required records of the hours that he worked.

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The plaintiffs in this class action lawsuit allege that Wells Fargo improperly classified Level 1 and Level 2 bank branch Store Managers as exempt from California's overtime pay requirements, resulting in the failure to pay overtime and to provide meal and rest periods. 

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The plaintiffs in this lawsuit allege that AAFES failed to pay employees differential pay.  Differential pay is the premium pay that employees working the second shift (3:00 PM - midnight) and the third shift (11:00 PM - 8:00 AM) are entitled to receive.  The second shift is entitled to 7.5% additional pay and the third shift is entitled to 10% additional pay.

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This class action lawsuit claims that Travelport Legacy Pension Plan violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act by miscalculating pensioners’ benefits and breaching fiduciary duties.

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            This class action lawsuit claims that Petco stores in Massachusetts failed to pay Assistant Store Managers (ASMs) for all hours worked, failed to pay ASMs overtime on a timely basis, and failed to pay ASMs the legally required amount of overtime compensation required by law for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek.

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