McDonald’s has agreed to resolve a class action lawsuit that alleged the fast food giant failed to properly pay its workers at corporate California locations. The lawsuit claimed McDonald’s systematically underpaid its hourly employees by requiring them to work off-the-clock, failing to provide them overtime pay, and adjusting time records to show fewer hours worked. A settlement of $26 million was reached to resolve several wage claims and will ...Continue Reading →
Call center employees for JPMorgan Chase & Co. have settled claims that alleged the bank failed to pay them all owed wages. Specifically, the lawsuit claimed JPMorgan had call center employees work off the clock and in turn did not pay them the correct overtime rates. The nearly $3.8 million settlement will resolve state law claims and federal claims brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Almost 7,000 JPMorgan call center employees are expected to benefit from this settlement. The ...Continue Reading →
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 ...Continue Reading →
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 ...Continue Reading →
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 ...Continue Reading →
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 ...Continue Reading →
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 ...Continue Reading →
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 ...Continue Reading →
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 ...Continue Reading →
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 ...Continue Reading →