Improper Calculation of Overtime Rates
This class action brings suit under California’s labor laws against DSW Shoe Warehouse, Inc. and Designer Brands, Inc. The complaint alleges that, like all too many employers, these companies seemed indifferent to employees getting their required meal and rest breaks, pay for all hours worked, and proper overtime pay.
It’s not unusual to see class actions taking employers to task for improper payment schemes that allow them to underpay workers. This class action takes things farther: It claims that Zefco, Inc. and its operators William and Lanette Zearley had such improper payment schemes that they led to false reporting and the underpayment of taxes to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
This California labor class action makes many familiar allegations against Equinox Holdings, Inc.: failure to pay minimum and overtime wages and failure to allow rest and meal periods, among other things. As often happens, these violations lead to others, such as failure to provide accurate wage statements, failure to pay all wages at termination, and engaging in unfair competition.
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 class action is yet another alleging that an employer did not properly calculate or pay overtime for its hourly employees. This time, the employer is Target Corporation. The complaint alleges that the problem is both how the time-and-a-half overtime rate is calculated and the requirement that employees perform off-the-clock duties. It claims violations of both the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act (PMWA).
Johnson Controls Fire Protection, LP describes itself as the “world leader in security, fire protection, HVAC, building controls and energy storage.” That may be so, but are they the world leader in paying wages? The complaint for this class action claims that the company paid employees less than the prevailing wage for certain work in Washington state, in violation of state laws.
Fidelity Brokerage Services, LLC, Fidelity Investments, and FMR, LLC are paying out $1,200,000 to settle a collective and class action alleging that Fidelity did not properly calculate the rate of pay to apply to overtime hours for certain employees.