A workers' rights nonprofit can receive the leftovers of a $5.25 million settlement that resolved a wage and hour lawsuit from waitstaff at Mario Batali's New York City restaurants, a federal magistrate judge has ruled, rejecting the celebrity chef's argument that the organization was ineligible because it previously worked with class counsel.
At the time, and for the weeks before that announcement, the mayor [Bloomberg] and his campaign staff promised they would keep much of their campaign staff on board to support the eventual Democratic nominee.
A new Trump administration regulation making it harder for workers to sue multiple employers for wage violations is already generating significant questions about how much sway it will have on federal courts.
The Labor Department said the rule will decrease the risk of court battles for some businesses, like franchisers and those who use contracted labor. The regulation narrows the circumstances in which two or more companies can be “joint employers” who share legal liability for paying employees minimum wages and overtime.
The Texas Roadhouse restaurant chain misclassified its assistant managers as exempt from overtime under Pennsylvania and federal law, despite sharing many duties with nonexempt hourly employees, according to a proposed class action filed Tuesday in a Pennsylvania federal court.
PNC Bank and its parent company failed to pay call center workers for their overtime hours by making them read work-related emails off the clock and keeping them at work during meal breaks, according to a proposed class action filed Friday in Pennsylvania federal court.
An Illinois federal judge has granted conditional certification in a collective action accusing Jimmy John’s franchisees of misclassifying assistant store managers as exempt from overtime pay, saying the workers sufficiently showed they were subject to the same unlawful policy.
A putative class of Outback Steakhouse front of house managers asked a Massachusetts federal judge for conditional certification so more could join a suit claiming the chain denied them overtime pay in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act, according to a motion filed Wednesday.
The Labor Department is looking at changing regulations governing gig workers and other independent contractors, issues that have embroiled companies including Amazon.com Inc. and Uber Technologies Inc. in legal battles, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta said in an interview.
A New York federal judge on Tuesday rejected Wells Fargo Advisors LLC’s challenge to an arbitrator’s decision letting workers pursue class arbitration of their unpaid overtime claims, calling the company out for trying to escape the same binding proceedings it imposes on its employees.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to legalize class action waivers in mandatory arbitration agreements suddenly hits play on numerous paused lawsuits by workers against their bosses.
Attorneys estimate that anywhere from hundreds to thousands of federal and state lawsuits or arbitration claims were on hold, awaiting the May 21 landmark ruling. In many of those cases—including wage-hour complaints against tech giants Uber, Grubhub, and Amazon—judges agreed to halt the lawsuits, pending the outcome that the justices have now provided.