…the plaintiffs’ bar must stay vigilant in finding creative ways to support employees – utilizing the local tools and legislation available to us must remain part of the path forward.” says Kendall Onyendu.
Nantiya Ruan, director of the University of Denver’s workplace law program and a part-time attorney at Outten & Golden, where she represents employees in class action cases, said that labor and employment and labor law has always intersected with public health, the study of population-level health. However, Ruan explained, public health’s impact on employment law was never at the scale currently seen. “That really changed the whole frame of reference for how public health can affect workplace law and workplace rights.”
A recent Ninth Circuit opinion in a case against food delivery company Grubhub promises to complicate the legal landscape for app-based companies after the appellate court ruled California's Prop 22 does...
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"Wages are property under California law and your right to that property vests when you perform the work," - Adam Koshkin
We can't celebrate Juneteenth as a federal holiday on one end of the spectrum and still have in our Constitution of the United States of America an exception that allows for slavery for people who have been convicted of crime," Williams told Law360 recently.
People incarcerated for criminal offenses who work in facilities' maintenance or in state correctional industries to make goods, like eyeglass lenses or license plates, are not constitutionally entitled to minimum wage. This arrangement is a vestige of the 13th Amendment's abolition of...
Outten & Golden LLP is pleased to announce the addition of seven associates to the law firm's growing practice that includes representation of employees, executives, and partners in litigation and transactional matters. Five of the lawyers will join the firm’s New York office, and the sixth joins the Washington, D.C., office, and the seventh joins the San Francisco office.
The U.S. Supreme Court's Tuesday ruling that transportation workers, regardless of whether they're employees or independent contractors, are exempt from the Federal Arbitration Act chipped at the shield some employers have long relied on to insulate themselves from legal attacks, experts say.
Me Too just got dealt a major blow by the Supreme Court.
On Monday, in an opinion written by Trump appointee Neil Gorsuch, the court ruled 5-4 that it is legal for employers to require workers to sign away their right to file class-action lawsuits against the employer ― and instead be forced to take their disputes to individual arbitration, a private court system in which companies typically have the upper hand.
For many women, the ruling means they will no longer be able to band together to fight systemic sexual discrimination or harassment in court. Women’s rights advocates...
Chipotle recently extended paid sick leave, vacation and tuition reimbursement to its hourly workers.
Still, tens of thousands of employees at Chipotle Mexican Grills around the country are not happy with the Denver-based fast casual poster child over how they are paid. Earlier this month, a court in Los Angeles approved a $2 million settlement with over 38,000 plaintiffs for allegations of unpaid overtime, rest breaks and minimum wage. These Chipotle employees and others in more lawsuits across the country have joined a national workplace trend: filing class-action lawsuits against...