Outten & Golden LLP, Feinberg Jackson Worthman & Wasow LLP, and Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
A federal jury ruled late Wednesday that Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), which recently merged with Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services to form DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC), wrongly and willfully denied overtime pay to approximately 1,000 current and former technology support workers around the country. After deliberating over two days, the Connecticut jury unanimously rejected CSC’s claim that its System Administrators in the “Associate Professional” and “Professional” job titles are exempt under federal, Connecticut and California law, ruling instead that the workers should have been...
A federal judge refused to dismiss a class action claiming Wells Fargo unlawfully turns down non-U.S. citizens for student loans.
University of California, Riverside, junior Mitzie Perez sued Wells Fargo in January, a few months after she applied for and was denied a student loan through its website. Perez says the denial happened after she answered a question about her citizenship status, a violation of equal rights to enforce contracts under 42 U.S. Code § 1981.
“We think Wells Fargo has common policies that treat noncitizens and DACA recipients differently than they would citizens,” Mike...
In a decision on Thursday, U.S. District Judge Maxine Chesney in San Francisco rejected Wells Fargo’s argument that lenders are permitted under a more recent federal anti-discrimination law to consider immigration status before granting loans.
Filed in January, the proposed class action accused Wells Fargo of denying student loans and credit cards to immigrants granted work permits under the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program enacted by former Democratic President Barack Obama.
The federal initiative allows immigrants who were brought to the United State without...
Today, on International Workers’ Day, Outten & Golden LLP is pleased to announce the launch of its Legal Resistance Task Force, which will be devoted to protecting the workplace rights of the people and communities targeted by the actions and policies of the Trump Administration through advocacy, litigation, and education. The Task Force website is http://www.ogresistance.com.
Workplace fairness has been our guiding principle for nearly 20 years. We are committed to playing a continued critical role in safeguarding the rights and protections of the marginalized communities adversely impacted...
fusion.net—Danielle Wiener-Bronner and Ethan Chiel
The U.S. saw another tragic mass shooting Sunday, when Jason Brian Dalton, an Uber driver in Kalamazoo, Mich., allegedly shot and killed six people and severely injured two others for currently unknown reasons.
It’s unclear if a more thorough background check would have prevented Dalton—who had no criminal record, but a spate of driving violations in his past—from driving for the service. But the shooting spree has resurfaced questions about the stringency of Uber’s background checks, which have long faced criticism for inadequately weeding out potentially dangerous drivers.
The number of new wage-and-hour suits in federal courts hit an all-time high last year, up about 8 percent over the previous year, a rise attorneys say stems from overtime and minimum wage policy debates around the country increasing worker awareness and the difficulty of applying New Deal-era employment law to the modern workplace.
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Across the U.S., there have been movements in 2015, some successful, toward increasing the minimum wage at local and state levels, such as Seattle’s hike to $15 per hour and the September...
The national fast-food sandwich chain Jimmy John’s illegally underpaid assistant store managers throughout the nation in violation of federal labor laws, Outten & Golden LLP, the Shavitz Law Group, P.A., and Klafter Olsen & Lesser LLP alleged in Florida federal court.
The class action complaint, filed in Jacksonville on behalf of current and former assistant store managers (“ASMs”) from Florida, Illinois, and Alabama, accuses the Champaign, Ill.-based Jimmy John’s of failing to pay proper wages required by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
BNA Bloomberg/Daily Labor Report®—Kevin McGowan and Susan J. McGolrick
Conde Nast Publications and two former interns Nov. 13 asked a federal district court in New York to approve a $5.85 million proposed settlement of claims the company violated the Fair Labor Standards Act and New York state law by failing to pay the minimum wage to a class of approximately 7,500 interns over several years.
Under the proposal submitted to the U.S. District for the Southern District of New York, the FLSA collective action class would consist of all individuals who had internships at Conde Nast between June 13, 2010, and the date the court preliminarily approves the settlement....
The battle between the ex-Black Swan interns and Fox Searchlight continues in the courts and the ICM Partners case is heading to mediation but one more interns lawsuit seems to have come to an end. “Subject to Court approval, Plaintiffs Lauren Ballinger and Matthew Leib and Defendant Advance Magazine Publishers, Inc. d/b/a Condé Nast Publications have settled this wage and hour class and collective action for a Maximum Settlement Amount of $5,850,000.00,” declared a filing in federal court yesterday ... in the year and a half old case.
This week’s proposed settlement would see approximately 7...
Conde Nast Publications agreed to pay $5.85 million to resolve a putative class action brought by two former interns at the New Yorker and W magazine who claimed they were unlawfully denied minimum wage, the plaintiffs told a New York federal court Thursday.
Named plaintiffs Lauren Ballinger and Matthew Lieb filed a motion for preliminary approval of a class action deal that would resolve both federal and state wage claims, pointing out that there was an inherent risk in pursuing the case because what legal test should apply to intern wage claims is still being mulled by the Second Circuit.