A California judge ruled this week that the confidentiality agreements Google requires its employees to sign are too broad and break the state’s labor laws, a decision that could make it easier for workers at famously secret Big Tech firms to speak openly about their companies.
A Google employee identified as John Doe argued that the broad nondisclosure agreement the company asked him to sign barred him from speaking about his job to other potential employers,...
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP has agreed to pay nearly $12 million to a group of unsuccessful job applicants to close the book on a California federal suit accusing the accounting firm of age discrimination.
An Illinois man hit Wells Fargo Bank NA with a proposed discrimination class action in California federal court Tuesday, claiming the bank denies auto loan applications from U.S. residents who hold Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status simply based on their immigration status.
A California federal judge has granted conditional collective action status to unsuccessful job applicants accusing PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP of bias against older candidates, saying the problems that led him to refuse to certify the collective in July had been fixed.
In a case closely watched by the trucking industry, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether the Federal Arbitration Act exemption for interstate transportation workers applies to independent contractors. Section 1 of the FAA exempts from arbitration "contracts of employment of seamen, railroad employees, or any other class of workers engaged in foreign or interstate commerce."
A former employee of family-run turkey processor Zacky Farms has filed a lawsuit in federal court, claiming the company failed to give workers the required notice of layoffs prior to announcing it was closing.
A class of Computer Sciences Corp. systems administrators are looking at about $30 million in unpaid overtime and damages after a Connecticut federal judge resolved a series of remedies questions left open after their December jury win, the workers’ attorneys said Tuesday.
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Restaurant servers and bartenders at International House of Pancakes, Denny’s, and P.F. Chang’s China Bistro restaurants who say their employers underpaid them had their case revived by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Sept. 18.
Businesses in the Golden State are bracing for an uptick in wage-and-hour suits following the California Supreme Court's recent ruling that a federal doctrine blocking workers from suing over brief periods of unpaid time didn't doom a proposed class action against Starbucks Corp., but a key question still lingering after the ballyhooed decision means a flood of successful class actions is far from inevitable.