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Minimum Wage Violations

Finger Pressing Uber Icon on Cell Phone

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. 

Neon Sign at Seventh Veil Club

This settlement resolves a lawsuit brought by a former dancer against 7180 Sunset Blvd., Inc. and Three Group, Inc. under employment laws. The complaint claimed that the companies misclassified dancers, who performed at Seventh Veil, Royal Palace (Star Strip), or Crazy Girls, as independent contractors when they were actually employees.

Johnson Controls Sprinkler Head

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.

Roof of Car with Domino's Sign

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.

Firebirds Restaurant Interior

Firebirds Restaurants is settling a class action alleging that it did not pay its servers properly under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and various state laws. The complaint alleged that the restaurants did not pay proper minimum wages or overtime, and that it claimed the tip credit while not giving the employees the actual tips.

Lord & Taylor Shoe Department

Susannah Mulhearn worked in the Lord & Taylor Eastchester store in Scarsdale, New York, in the Ladies’ and Men’s Shoe Departments. The complaint claims that Lord & Taylor, LLC violated both the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and New York Labor Law (NYLL) on several counts relating to overtime pay, minimum wages, and commissions, as well as paying for all hours worked. 

Kin Khao Thai Kitchen Beef Noodle Soup

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).

Food plate from Tacos al Suadero

Tacos al Suadero is a restaurant with three locations in Queens, New York, with the legal name of GAL Food Corporation. The complaint for this class action alleges that the restaurant and its owners did not pay employees for the overtime they worked, among other violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA) and the New York Labor Law (NYLL).

Workers Installing Drywall

Two plaintiffs claim they did not receive all the wages they were due for drywall work in Maryland. The complaint holds Capitol Drywall, Inc., East Coast Developers, LLC, and East Coast’s owner, Gabriel Montecinos responsible for the missing payments. They are pursuing a collective action under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) as well as Washington, DC labor laws.

Women's Cosmetics

It seems that even beauty stores can have unbeautiful labor and employment practices. The complaint for this class action alleges that Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. violated labor laws in a host of ways, including by not paying proper minimum wages or overtime, not giving employees proper meal or rest periods or payment for missing them, and not providing proper wage statements. Most of the allegations involve violations of the California Labor Code.

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