class action news

Law360—Cara Bayles

Waiters, bartenders and other service workers told the en banc Ninth Circuit on Tuesday that they’re underpaid for tasks that don’t garner tips. Outten & Golden LLP partner Jahan Sagafi presented oral arguments.

Vox—Rachel Wolfe

For unpaid interns on Capitol Hill, secrecy is so much a part of the job that on their first day, many are required to sign sweeping nondisclosure agreements. Outten & Golden LLP Counsel Peter Romer-Friedman is quoted.

Law360—Cara Bayles

Job applicants who allege PricewaterhouseCoopers turned them down in favor of younger candidates told a California federal judge Tuesday their age discrimination claims against the accounting firm should be adjudicated on a collective basis, arguing they were subject to the same nationwide hiring policy and culture of ageism.

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.