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2011

DOL Proposes Revisions to FLSA's Wage and Hour Laws for Home Care Workers Obama and DOL Seek to Extend Federal Wage and Hour Laws to Home Health Care Workers Wal-Mart Sued by EEOC for Disability Discrimination and Retaliation of Employee with Heart Condition Understanding An Employee's Right to Holiday Pay Colorado joins DOL in Partnership to Cut Down Illegal Employee Misclassification Warehouse Workers File Another Wage Theft Lawsuit Against Wal-Mart Staffing Agencies DOL Wage and Hour Investigation Forces South Florida Restaurants To Pay Nearly $700K in Back Wages DOL Continues Long Island Wage and Hour Enforcement Initiative to Stop FLSA Violations Finish Line Female Employees Sue Over Hidden Camera in Bathroom Orchid Growing Farm to Pay $240K for Sexual Harassment, National Origin Discrimination DOL Recovers Over $2.3M in Wage and Hour Back Wages for 578 NY Restaurant Workers Trucking Companies Settle Wage and Hour Lawsuit for Over $225K EEOC Sets Record Highs in Monetary Relief, Intake, and Charge Resolution in 2011 Los Angeles-area Medical Center Will Pay $530K in Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Settlement DOL Initiative Recovers Over $1M in Back Wages for Gas Station Workers LA Dance Club Hostesses Sue for FLSA Wage and Hour Violations, Harassment EEOC Settles Disability Discrimination Lawsuit with Printing Company Broadway Director Sues 'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark' Producers for Compensation CA Labor Commissioner Fines Warehouse Staffing Firms for Alleged Labor Violations City of Huntington Beach Sued by Deaf Library Clerk for Wrongful Termination and Discrimination SuperShuttle Class Action Employee Misclassification Lawsuit Reinstated by U.S. Court Restaurant Pays $83K in Back Wages for Overtime, Minimum Wage Violations of FLSA Riverside Warehouse Investigated by CA Labor Officials, Sued by Workers for Wage Theft, Abusive Conditions Oracle Will Pay $35M in Class Action Overtime Lawsuit Settlement Employee Disabilities and Reasonable Accommodations Under the ADA Tennessee Restaurants To Pay Overtime Back Wages for Willful and Repeated FLSA Violations EEOC Disability Discrimination Protection under the ADA Former NBA Superstar Shaq Sues Former Employee Over Stolen Emails California's Comfort Suites Settles Disability Discrimination Lawsuit for $132,500 Federal Beef Contractor To Pay $600K for Hiring Discrimination Based on Race, Gender EMPA of 2011 Aims to Stop Employee Misclassification, Invigorate National Economy 'Happy Days' Television Stars Sue CBS/Paramount for $10 Million California Representative Lynn Woosley Re-introduces Employee Misclassification Prevention Act CA Governor Jerry Brown Approves Bill to Increase Willful Employee Misclassification Penalties Healthcare Company Pays Over $244K in Overtime Back Wages to Medical Center Employees Fox Searchlight Sued by “Black Swan” Unpaid Interns for Wage and Hour Violations California Correctional Officer Sues CDCR in Class Action Wage and Hour Lawsuit DOL Forces Wok King Restaurant to Pay $531K in Wage and Hour Violations Female CFO Sues Proskauer Law Firm for Gender and Disability Discrimination Tyson Fresh Meats Will Pay $2.25 M in DOL Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Settlement Auto Care Company to Pay Nearly $48K in Overtime Wages for Employee Misclassification ZipRealty Sued for $17M by CA Labor Commissioner for Wage and Hour Violations and Employee Misclassification Hollywood Star Charlie Sheen and Warner Brothers Settle Multimillion Dollar Lawsuit DOL and IRS Combine Forces to Combat Employee Misclassification Hollywood Actors Sued by Restaurant Employees for Wage and Hour Violations Fired Cancer Survivor Receives Record $846K in California DFEH Discrimination Lawsuit Hollywood Producer to Pay Former Assistant Over $3M in Sexual Harassment Lawsuit EEOC Sues Walgreens for Disability Discrimination Groupon Employee Files Class Action Overtime Lawsuit Drilling Employees Paid $70K After DOL Attacks Employers For Misclassification 'Gossip Girl' Star Sued By Her Mother in $3M Breach-of-Contract Lawsuit DOL Continues to Track Down Federal Wage and Hour Law Violations in the Workplace Renal Advantage Sued in Employee Misclassification Lawsuit NUMMI/Toyota Pays CA Workers $6M in Class Action Discrimination Lawsuit Settlement 'Desperate Housewives' Sued for Wrongful Termination by Hollywood Television Star 3M Settles Class Action Age Discrimination Lawsuit for $3 Million T. J. Maxx Retail Chain Sued For Employee Misclassification Employee Misclassification Leads to Nearly $1M in Back Pay for 30 Restaurant Workers Starbucks Agrees to Pay $75K in Dwarfism and Disability Discrimination Lawsuit Settlement CA Wage and Hour Lawsuit Settlement--66 Japanese Employees to Receive $145K in Overtime Back Wages Religious Discrimination in the Workplace and Reasonable Accommodation Hollywood DGA Lawyer Files Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Against Guild DOL Overtime Lawsuit Resolved--Kinder Morgan Will Pay $830K to Over 4,600 Employees Mattel Ordered by Judge to Pay $310 Million in Bratz vs. Barbie Legal Battle Poultry Plant to Pay Over $1.7M in Wage and Hour Back Pay to Mentally Disabled Workers Public Schools to Pay $4.2M in Back Wages for H-1B Visa Program Violations California Baristas Sue Starbucks in California Wage and Hour Class Action Lawsuit DOL Forces Texas Company to Pay $433K in Back Wages For Employee Misclassification Federal Government Aims to Increase Employment for Disabled People on ADA Anniversary AT&T Sued for Employment Misclassification by At-Home Call Center Employees Owner of Taco Bell Restaurant Chains Sued for Religious Discrimination CA Drug Sales Reps Sue Novo Nordisk in Class Action Wage and Hour Lawsuit U.S. Representative Sued for Disability Discrimination California Supreme Court Rules in Oracle Overtime Lawsuit Another DOL Investigation Brings Restaurant Employees $275K in Overtime Back Wages Taqueria Restaurant to Pay Workers Nearly $250K in Overtime Back Pay and Minimum Wages Wal-Mart Supreme Court Ruling May Not Affect Wage and Hour Claims Verizon's Class Action Disability Discrimination Lawsuit Settles for $20 Million Farmers Insurance Will Pay $1.5M in Overtime Back Wages for FLSA Violations Aon Corp. Settles Employee Misclassification Lawsuit for $10.5M Abercrombie Hit With Another Religious Discrimination Lawsuit over Hijab U.S. Supreme Court's Decision Sides with Wal-Mart in Sex Bias Discrimination Case Former Car Wash Worker Awarded $80K Over Wage and Hour Violations Sandwich Shop Hit for Over $5 Million in Wage and Hour Lawsuit Settlement Federal Contractor to Pay $1.3 in Back Wages and Fringe Benefits Appeals Court Upholds $187.6M Verdict in Class Action Wage and Hour Lawsuit California Retail Stores Hit with Flurry of Suitable Seating Lawsuits Workers File $60M Lawsuit Against Blackwater/Xe for Employee Misclassification Home Depot Sued for Civil Penalties in Suitable Seating Case BP One Stop Sued For Discriminating Against Disabled Employee California Farm Labor Companies Fined for Wage Violations and Unsafe Conditions Court Awards Over $200K to Security Guards in Employment Misclassification Lawsuit Resolution AstraZeneca to Pay $250K in Gender Discrimination Pay Lawsuit Settlement AutoZone to Pay $600K for Disability Discrimination and Failure to Accommodate Labor Department Sues Child Protective Agency for Back Wages and Overtime Pay $1.5 Million Judgment Upheld in LAPD Disability Discrimination Lawsuit California Gourmet Foods Company to Pay $535K in Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Lawsuit Settlement Mexican Restaurants To Pay Over $1M in Back Wages and Overtime Class Action Wage and Hour Lawsuit Accuses Global Insurance Company of FLSA Violations Strip Club Violates FLSA--Judge Rules Exotic Dancers are Not Independent Contractors Class Action Status Granted in Wage and Hour Lawsuit Against Mario Batali's NY Restaurants DOL's Smartphone App Could Reduce Wage Theft, Overtime Disputes Same-sex Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Filed by Former Nursing Home Employee New Smartphone App Designed for Employee Wage and Hour Tracking Labor Secretary Solis Announces Continuing Commitment to Equal Employment in DOL Trucking Company to Pay Drivers and Workers Over $270K in Overtime Back Pay Starbucks Sued for Dwarfism and Disability Discrimination DOL Recovers nearly $100K in Back Wages for California Field Technicians Disney Workers File Lawsuit Over Employee Privacy--Identity Theft Risk Celebrity Chef Sued in $1M Class Action Wage and Hour Suit--Files Bankruptcy Los Angeles Thai Restaurant Pays Over $162K in Back Wages for FLSA Violations Beyoncé Sued for $100M by Video Game Company American Apparel CEO Dov Charney Gets Sued Again--This Time For Defamation and Fraud Labor Unions Back Employment Misclassification and Payroll Fraud Legislation New Act to Combat Employee Misclassification and Payroll Fraud Senator Harkin Introduces Payroll Fraud Prevention Act in Congress Exotic Dancers Could Get $10M in California Class Action Employment Misclassification Lawsuit Settlement Chef Accused of Fraud by Tricking Culinary Students into Working for Free Bratz Dolls vs. Barbie, Mattel Loses Last Round NY Pizzerias Found in Violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act California-based Global Horizons Sued for Human Trafficking and Race Discrimination Employee's Lawsuit Moves Forward in Quicken Loans Overtime Case Walmart Will Pay $440K in National Origin Harassment Settlement Hospitality Industry Continues to Violate Workers' Wage and Hour Rights Feds Crack Down on Wage and Hour Violations in NY Restaurants Indian Restaurants in the Los Angeles Area to Pay Around $95K in Back Wages Teenage Farm Worker's Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Lawsuit Settled for $27K Levi Strauss Will Pay $1M in Overtime Wages For Misclassifying Employees Los Angeles Clippers Cleared in Wrongful Termination and Age Discrimination Lawsuit Los Angeles Founder and CEO of American Apparel Hit with Two Sexual Harassment Suits “Bones” Television Star David Boreanaz Settles Sexual Harassment Lawsuit U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Wal-mart Sex-Bias Discrimination Lawsuit Workers on Federally Funded NYC Housing Project Receive $792K in Back Pay for Employee Misclassification Supreme Court Supports Workers in Wage and Hour Decision Hyatt Sued in California Class-action Wage and Hour Lawsuit Elgin Baylor's Wrongful Termination Lawsuit Heard in LA Superior Court--Clippers Accused of Age Discrimination California Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Verizon for Employee Misclassification DOL Recovers $219K After Restaurant Cheats Workers with Employee Misclassification EEOC Latex Disability Lawsuit Settled--John Muir Pays Workers $340K Female Job Applicant Accuses Deere of Sex Discrimination in Hiring Employee Misclassification Lawsuit Brings Overtime Compensation to Tractor Operators Hollywood Actor Charlie Sheen Slaps Warner Bros. with $100M Lawsuit for Contract Termination Low-wage Workers get $2M in Back Wages, Civil Money Penalties from Grocery Chain NY Parking Garage Agrees to Pay $54K to Low-wage Workers in Lawsuit Settlement Metallica Drummer Sued for Wage and Hour Violations and Employee Misclassification California Governor Jerry Brown Drops Schwarzenegger's Minimum Wage Fight UnitedHealthcare Pays Over $1M in Violations for Employee Misclassification Elgin Baylor Sues LA Clippers for Wrongful Termination, Age and Race Discrimination Restaurant Worker Wage and Hour Laws Under the FLSA Mexican Restaurant Chain Fined $400K for Minimum Wage and Overtime Violations The EEOC and Workplace Discrimination Based on Gender Kinder Morgan Sued for Federal Wage and Hour Law Violations Toshiba Sued by HR Manager for $100M in Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Woman Sues Boss For Sexual Harassment After Receiving a Sex Toy For a Gift Facebook-related Wrongful Termination Lawsuit Settled by Federal Agency Dick's Sporting Goods Settles Wage and Hour Class-Action Lawsuit for $15M Green Bay Dressed Beef Pays $1.65M in DOL Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Settlement DOL Wage and Hour Lawsuit Settlement Brings $420K in Back Wages to WA Restaurant Workers US Army Contractor Workers in CA Paid Over $1M in Back Pay After DOL Investigation Supreme Court Rules Third-Party Victim of Retaliation Has the Right to Sue 60-year-old Strip Club Waitress Receives $60K in EEOC Age Discrimination Settlement Electronic Privacy in the Workplace: CA Court Rules Attorney-client Privilege Does Not Protect Work E-mail Mortgage Loan Officer Files Lawsuit for Employee Misclassification Joe's Jeans Pays $159K in Back Wages to LA Garment Workers Employee Brings Lawsuit Against Lord & Taylor Over Meal Break Pay Florida's Labor Department Sued for Failing to Increase Minimum Wage Female Worker Sues for Harassment--Claims Boss Hit Her With Live Cockroach, Made Her Crawl Like Dog CEMEX To Pay Over $1.5 Million in Overtime Back Pay to 1,705 Workers Class-action Lawsuit Claims Technology Company Violated California Overtime Laws Another NYC Restaurant Sued by DOL For Wage and Hour Violations Jewel-Osco Agrees to Pay $3.2 Million in EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit Las Vegas Supermarket Company Fined Over $63K for Wage and Hour Violations