One year after Toys R Us shut its doors, a group of workers who lost their jobs are set to receive a $2 million severance settlement.
Judge Keith L. Phillips of the Eastern District of Virginia on Thursday approved the settlement for 33,000 employees who were laid off after the toy company filed for bankruptcy last year, a group representing the workers announced. The settlement was the result of a class action claim filed by the workers last year.
The group was led by Ann Marie Reinhart Smith, a 30-year Toys R Us employee who filed the claim on behalf of all employees laid off without...
A Pennsylvania federal judge has refused to ground the bulk of a proposed class action accusing American Airlines of violating federal anti-discrimination law by failing to give pilots credit for short stints of military leave when calculating profit-sharing awards.
U.S. District Judge Harvey Bartle III on Tuesday declined to dismiss two counts of pilot James Scanlan’s three-count suit claiming the company violated the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act.
For one, the judge let stand a USERRA claim that participants in a company profit-sharing plan who took short-term...
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.
One of the largest banks in the world just settled a gender discrimination lawsuit — that was filed by men.
JPMorgan Chase agreed Thursday to pay $5 million to a group of male employees who were discouraged from taking 16 weeks of paid parental leave to care for a new child, according to a statement from the American Civil Liberties Union, one of the organizations that brought the class action lawsuit on the employees’ behalf. Lawyers believe that about 5,000 fathers were denied extended leave.
It’s the first class action settlement stemming from a lawsuit by a male employee claiming that...
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to bless class action waivers in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis was seen as a clear-cut win for employers, but on its first birthday, practitioners say the decision's impact has been muted as businesses weigh the potential costs of arbitration and growing public backlash against denying workers a day in court.
The high court's May 21, 2018, decision held that making workers sign arbitration agreements waiving their rights to pursue class actions does not violate the National Labor Relations Act, cementing employers' ability to funnel wage-and-hour and...
Tammy Heeter woke up Friday as a loyal former Wood-Mode employee and ended the day feeling “betrayed.”
“We were lied to,” she said after receiving an automated text message notifying her and the 937 other laid off workers that medical, dental, vision and other insurance coverage was ending as of midnight Friday.
It was a stark change from earlier in the day when Heeter picked up her final paycheck from Wood-Mode and joined more than 200 other displaced employees at the VFW in Selinsgrove to hear from a New York City attorney about a pending class-action lawsuit against the company.
Remnants of bankrupt electric car maker Fisker Automotive kicked up fresh sparks Wednesday, when a Delaware judge said the company and laid-off workers should consider dates for a trial in a dispute over first-in-line payment claims.
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Kevin Gross made the point after arguments on a class of workers’ motion for summary judgement for their claim to first priority rights to a $1.9 million estate reserve to pay Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act compensation.
“This case has been pending for 5½ years. I realize it has been a contentious process, but I’m hoping...
Former employees of recently shuttered Live Well Financial Inc. opened a proposed class Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act complaint Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for Delaware, citing no-notice, mass layoffs in California and Virginia.
Lead plaintiff Monica Williams, a loan account manager at the company's Richmond, Virginia, headquarters, said she and hundreds of other employees in Virginia and San Diego, California, were fired without warning on May 3.
The two-count lawsuit alleged violations of both the federal WARN Act and its California state counterpart. Both...