On September 29, 2021, Outten & Golden obtained court approval of a settlement agreement and consent decree that prohibits the individuals who allegedly ran an unlicensed, worked-based "recovery" program with multiple citations from the Department of Labor, from operating or directing a rehabilitation program in the state of North Carolina. The settlement and consent decree enforcing it follow Outten & Golden's recovery of $805,000 through settlements with the businesses that contracted with the recovery program. Plaintiffs are also represented by the North Carolina Justice Center...
The D.C. Circuit should get to consider whether Lyft drivers are engaged in interstate commerce and therefore exempt from a federal arbitration law, a worker-side employment law group said in a friend-of-the-court filing in a D.C. federal court case regarding paid sick leave.
A health care staffing company's recent bid to pursue high court review of a Ninth Circuit ruling on when per diems factor into overtime pay elicits some key takeaways, including that while per diems should be closely tied to actual expenses they can still vary based on hours worked, attorneys say.
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.
Medics who came from other states to help New York as the coronavirus ravaged the city in March found themselves under constant GPS surveillance by the company they worked for — and even had their sex lives restricted by their employer, according to a class action lawsuit filed in Brooklyn.
Out-of-state EMTs and paramedics who answered the call to work in New York City during the height of the coronavirus pandemic are suing a private ambulance operator for pay they say they were promised but never received.
Out-of-state EMTs and paramedics who risked their lives to help New Yorkers during the coronavirus crisis say the FEMA subcontractor that hired them controlled every second of their deployment, including their sex lives — and then refused to pay them for all of their time.
A $4.6 million deal between Covelli Enterprises Inc.—the nation’s top PaneraBread franchisee—and more than 900 assistant managers who alleged Fair Labor Standards Act and Ohio overtime violations won final approval from a federal judge, after some modifications.
Former field organizers for Michael Bloomberg’s campaign have filed two proposed class-action lawsuits in federal court in New York City, making the case that the staffers were terminated after being promised jobs and benefits through November.