class action news

Law360—Joyce Hanson

A proposed class of Panera Bread assistant managers ... served up a FLSA lawsuit against the restaurant chain's largest franchisee, claiming it misclassified them and deprived them of overtime wages when they worked longer than 40 hours a week. Outten & Golden and co-counsel represent the plaintiffs.

Law360—Cara Bayles

A confederation of waiters, bartenders and other service workers got a second shot Friday at claims they’re underpaid for tasks that don’t garner tips, when the Ninth Circuit agreed to revisit its decision favoring restaurant owners who’d challenged a 2016 U.S. Department of Labor administrative guidance. Outten & Golden, along with co-counsel, represent the plaintiffs.

Bloomberg BNA Daily Labor Report – Jon Steingart

Restaurants could see a drop in litigation in the short term as the Labor Department considers a plan to rescind an Obama-era regulation that governs “tip pooling,” or sharing of tips, among restaurant employees. Outten & Golden LLP partner Sally J. Abrahamson is quoted.

Law360—Rick Archer

A pair of ex-employees of bankrupt solar panel installer Level Solar Inc. on Wednesday took their claims ... to New York bankruptcy court, filing an adversary claim alleging the company broke state labor law.

Reuters—Dan Levine, Benjamin Lesser and Renee Dudley

Cristina Chen-Oster is represented by Outten & Golden LLP and co-counsel.

The largest advocacy group for older Americans and the two top members of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging are calling on employers and tech companies to stop limiting recruitment ads on Facebook and other online sites to younger workers.

Outten & Golden LLP, Feinberg Jackson Worthman & Wasow LLP, and Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

Class Action Lawsuit Accused Leading Multinational IT Provider of Failing to Pay Overtime to Systems Administrators. The Plaintiffs are represented by Outten & Golden LLP and co-counsel.