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Wage Lawsuit to Recover $2M for Nurses

A class action wage lawsuit against a nurse staffing company, Rise Medical Staffing, has had their $2 million settlement approved by the court. California based travel nurses employed by Rise Medical Staffing were allegedly incorrectly paid their overtime rates when working over 40 hours per work week which prompted the age lawsuit. Rise Medical is health care staffing company that employs hourly health care professionals for short-term travel assignments ...

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Truck Drivers of Former Moving Co. to Receive $2.7M in Unpaid Wages

Former truck drivers for a moving company that closed up shop in 2017, Graebel Van Lines, Inc., are set to receive $2.7 million to resolve an unpaid wages lawsuit. Graebel, at the time, was in the business of providing local, intrastate, and interstate moving, storage, and relocation services for professionals throughout the United States. The moving truck drivers for the company alleged that Graebel misclassified them as independent contractors ...

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Hourly Employees Win $3.8M in Energy Industry Overtime Lawsuit

Hourly employees of an energy industry leader, Dominion Energy, have recently been notified that their class action lawsuit for unpaid wages has been settled for $3.8 million. The class action lawsuit was brought against Dominion Energy under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) for not paying its hourly employees overtime at the time and a half rate when working over 40 hours per week. The international producer and transporter ...

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New and Improved Work Place Harassment Laws Have Gone into Effect

The proposed and revised New York State work place harassment laws were just signed into law this week by Governor Andrew Cuomo. These provisions focused on increased protections for protected classes regarding anti-harassment and anti-discrimination measures that must now be taken by all employers in this state. Several revisions of these laws fixated on employees who have been sexually harassed. These various amendments to the New York Labor Law (NYLL), the New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL), the Civil ...

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Oilfield Layoffs Continue to Grow

Oilfield layoffs are picking up steam once again as energy companies try to recover from a deep industry downturn. The oil and gas industry, providing a myriad of services such as drilling and fracking, is now being tested by the recent plummeting prices of oil as well as a slow down in drilling due to pipeline shortages. This, along with the remaining effects of the 2014 oil bust has caused customers to tighten their belts when it comes to ...

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Overtime Case Against Air Methods Corp. to Settle for $5M

The overtime case against Air Methods Corporation, the air medical helicopter operator that provides emergency air transport to over 100,000 patients every year, has been settled pending the courts approval. The class action lawsuit had accused the company of denying its clinical employees, such as flight nurses and flight paramedics, overtime when they worked over forty hours per week. According to the complaint, the company’s clinical employees worked well over 48 hours per week and their overtime wages were ...

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Panera Bread Ohio Chain to Pay $4.6M in Unpaid OT

An operator for Panera Bread in Ohio is on the hook for millions in unpaid wages. The Panera Bread chain, owned by Covelli Enterprises Inc., operated more than 300 locations throughout Ohio and allegedly improperly classified more than 600 assistant managers as exempt from receiving overtime pay. The class and collective action lawsuit that was brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and Ohio labor laws last year, was recently settled and approved by a federal judge for ...

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DoorDash Claims They Will Now Pay its Delivery Drivers All of their Tips

DoorDash, the on-demand food delivery service, will soon be changing its tipping method after facing much backlash with regard to drivers not receiving all of their tips from customers. Even though the company alleges that their drivers or “dashers” preferred working for a flat fee in case people did not tip at all, many were shocked to find that tips were not going to them in full. DoorDash had ...

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Blue Note Jazz Club Allegedly Owes Tipped Employees Unpaid Wages

On May 26, 2019 Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP filed arbitration demands for unpaid wages on behalf of individuals who worked as tipped employees at Blue Note Jazz Club. In these matters, the company forced its employees to sign arbitration agreements, contracts that prohibit workers from filing claims for unpaid wages in court, and prohibit workers from coming together as a class to reclaim their unpaid wages. Once an arbitration agreement is signed claims that arise, even if they affect all ...

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FLSA Suit in FL Gets Amazon Drivers Conditional Cert.

Delivery drivers for Amazon filed a class action lawsuit under the Fair Labor Standards Act ( FLSA ) in Florida for unpaid wages this past summer. Drivers had accused the e-commerce giant of not paying them the correct rate for all hours worked.

Their lawsuit claimed that delivery drivers and driver associates were paid a flat-rate for loading deliveries onto vans each morning and a day rate for delivering ...

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