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T-Mobile Retail Workers Settle Unpaid Wages Lawsuit for $8M

The telecommunications giant, T-Mobile, recently settled a class action lawsuit for unpaid wages totaling $8 million. In the lawsuit that was brought against the company two years ago, retail workers claimed that T-Mobile failed to pay them the correct overtime and proper rest breaks. Specifically, the California Labor Code violations included failing to pay for work completed off-the -clock as well as providing the proper meal and rest breaks that resulted in unpaid overtime and minimum wages.

Affected workers ...

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DOL Recovers $322M in Unpaid Wages

Over the last year the Department of Labor (“DOL”) has done its fair share in recovering unpaid wages. Workers that had been shorted on things like minimum wages, overtime pay and other compensation benefited from the $322 million recovery that spanned from October 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019.

The Wage and Hour Division of the DOL, the department that secured this recovery, enforces wage requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (“FLSA”). The agency has recently been using data ...

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Improper Pay Stubs Result in $25M Award

Alaska Airlines has been ordered to pay $25,010,158 in penalties to flight attendants who claimed their pay stubs were not up to code. The Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) in California allows affected employees to file lawsuits to recover penalties for themselves and other similarly situated employees when there are Labor Code violations. Specifically, this lawsuit alleged that Alaska Airlines failed to provide employees with information on their pay stubs that explained the source of all wages earned which ...

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Loan Officers Pending $5M Deal in Wage Suit

Loan officers from an Illinois Bank, the American Bank and Trust, are looking to obtain final approval of a $5 million settlement to resolve wage claims.  The mortgage division loan officers had alleged that the bank knowingly and willfully did not pay their wages in accordance with federal and state labor laws.

Specifically, the loan officers claimed the bank failed to pay them minimum wages for all hours worked and overtime pay for hours worked in excess of forty ...

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Prison Guards Move Forward with $114M Owed Wage Verdict

After a long-standing battle against Missouri state’s Department of Corrections, prison guards of these facilities get to keep their $114 million verdict for owed wages.  A three-judge panel for the Missouri Court of Appeals upheld a jury verdict and judgment in favor of the prison guards that claimed they went unpaid for tasks they performed before and after shifts commenced and ended.

Some of the off-the-clock responsibilities alleged by the prison guards included logging in or out of the ...

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Restaurant Servers in Philly Must Receive Full Tips from Credit Card Transactions

A little-known regulation in Philadelphia has been gaining attention recently. The amendment to the Chapter 9-600 of the Philadelphia Code was passed to protect tips of hardworking restaurant servers. Up until then, it had been the norm for restaurants in the Philadelphia area to deduct part of the 2-4% credit card convenience fees from their employee’s tips or gratuities. Now, restaurants have to absorb those costs completely. The law also requires that affected servers have their tips and gratuities ...

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Laborers Granted Nationwide Conditional Certification and Notice in Berry Bros. Construction Case

The collective action lawsuit for wage and hour violations that was filed late last year against nationwide labor contractor Berry Bros. continues to move forward successfully. Berry Bros. is a nationwide construction contractor with offices located in Pecos, Texas; Berwick, Louisiana; Shreveport, Louisiana; and Meeker, Colorado. The company has projects in various states, such as Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, North Carolina, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Texas.

Recently, the Plaintiff requested that ...

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Welders Win $6M in Owed Wages

Are you currently working in the oil, construction or ship building industry as a welder or other ironworker position? If you are paid a day rate, hourly, per diem or any combination of these methods, you may not be receiving all the wages you are entitled to. Many welders in the energy or construction industry work way over 40 hours per week and often do not have all of ...

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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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