Failure to Reimburse for Work Necessities
A common issue in labor class actions is the misclassifications of employees as independent contractors when they are really employees. The complaint for this class action brings suit against Uber Technologies, Inc. for a number of labor violations that spring from the alleged misclassification of its drivers as independent contractors.
This is not the first recent class action accusing Ulta Beauty, Inc. of violating wage and labor laws. The complaint alleges that the company did not compensate employees for all hours worked and did not permit them to take proper breaks, among other things. It brings claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), California’s Labor Code, and Industrial Wage Commission (IWC) wage orders.
It’s an old story: companies not paying employees proper overtime. But there are many different ways to do that. In this case, the complaint alleges (among other labor law violations) that Aldi, Inc and AI California, LLC did not take incentive pay into consideration when determining the overtime rate.
This settlement resolves two cases brought against Uber Technologies, Inc. claiming that drivers should be classified as employees rather than independent contractors.
One of the things required by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is that employers reimburse employees for business expenses, such as uniforms, personal cell phone use, and the like. The complaint for this class action claims that JVP, Inc., a franchisee of Domino’s Pizza, does not properly reimburse delivery drivers for the use of their own cars in delivering its pizzas.
Dollar Tree Stores, Inc. is spending over a million dollars to resolve a class action brought by employees. Dollar Tree requires that employees wear green shirts and black pants. The complaint alleged that this amounted to a uniform under California law, requiring Dollar Tree to reimburse employees for the clothing.
The complaint for this class action alleges that Pepperidge Farm, Inc. misclassified the plaintiffs in this action as independent contractors when they were actually employees. Although the rules aren’t hard and fast, the complaint details the ways in which the company had substantial control over the scheduling, policies, and work. It brings suit under Massachusetts laws.
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.
What are the criteria companies use for determining whether employees are exempt from overtime pay requirements or non-exempt? The complaint for this class action claims that Good Look, Ink and GLI LAX Holdings, LLC misclassified employees in an attempt to save money on overtime pay and in other areas. It alleges violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) as well as California labor laws.
Are New York City restaurant notorious for exploiting their workers, or are their exploited workers just more likely to sue? Two employees bring this collective and class action against Kin Khao Thai Kitchen, along with Jakrapop Panurach and another person known only as “Bin.” The issues are minimum wage, overtime, reimbursement for tools of the trade, and other matters, under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the New York Labor Law (NYLL).