class action news

Huffington Post—Kim Bellware

Chipotle employees have sued the fast-casual restaurant chain for allegedly failing to pay overtime compensation, which they say they are entitled to under a recent Labor Department rule at the center of a separate court battle. Outten & Golden LLP represents the plaintiffs with co-counsel.—Ashlee Kieler

Outten & Golden LLP represent the plaintiffs with co-counsel.

Asbury Park Press—Michael L. Diamond

Outten & Golden LLP represents, with co-counsel, a New Jersey woman who worked for Chipotle in a management training program says she should have been eligible for overtime pay.

National Law Journal—Erin Mulvaney

Outten & Golden represents Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s employees who were refused benefits for same-sex partners.

Law360—Braden Campbell

The state of Washington will pay at least $13 million in cash and contribute at least $2 million in benefits to settle a class action alleging it violated federal law by denying hiring and promotion preference to military veterans, four firms representing the vets said Monday. Outten & Golden attorney Peter Romer-Friedman is quoted.

Law360—Adam Lidgett

A New York federal judge on Friday approved a $13.5 million deal to settle a class action alleging the Duane Reade drugstore chain didn’t pay overtime wages to assistant store managers. The plaintiffs are represented by employment law firm Outten & Golden LLP.

The Associated Press

Lawyers for the plaintiffs say it is the largest settlement in the history of the federal veterans’ employment rights law.