October 2015 Archives

SpaceX faces a class action lawsuit for non-payment of overtime

SpaceX, an aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company headquartered in California, is involved in a class action lawsuit that was filed by a former employee. He alleges he, as well as some of his co-workers, are the victims of wage theft. He claims that he was denied overtime, forced to work without payment and not permitted to take his legally mandated rest periods.

FedEx settles misclassified drivers employment dispute for $228M

It was a happy day for a group of California drivers for FedEx Ground who finally are receiving justice. The drivers now have a conclusion to their employment dispute after a decade. The case -- originally filed in 2005 -- represented 2,300 workers who claimed they were classified as independent contractors when they should have been employees.

Ex worker says that Denny's engaged in employment discrimination

At a Denny's location outside of California, a former employee claims that he was forced to choose between his religious beliefs and his job. A statement made my Denny's corporate office said that the company has zero tolerance for employment discrimination, but the plaintiff says otherwise. He claims that his kufi, an Islamic head covering, was the reason that he was fired.

Houlihan's accused of non-payment of overtime and tip theft

California individuals who work in the restaurant industry rely very heavily on their tips, as they constitute the bulk of their incomes. Workers who lose tips that they have earned or those who are not given payment for all of their hours worked may suffer from undue hardship. Employees who worked at Houlihan's in another state claim that over $40,000 of their tips were stolen and that they were not paid overtime. The president of A.C.E. Restaurant Group, as well as a co-owner, are now facing the accusations brought forth by the U.S. Department of Labor in a federal lawsuit.

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