November 2014 Archives

Employee wins $185 million for an employment discrimination claim

A female employee who worked for AutoZone is finally getting some good news after the problems that she had with the company. Her verdict of $185 million in punitive damages and $872,000 in compensatory damages for her employment discrimination claim is the largest employment law verdict for a single person in United States history. AutoZone has many stores across the country with a large portion of them -- nearly 400 -- in California.

Google freelancer claims he was not given payment for overtime

Companies should always be very careful to follow the laws regarding how employees are classified. The way in which employees are classified directly coincides with how they receive payment for overtime and other related compensatory payroll information. Lately, there has been a lot of buzz in California about companies that have improperly classified their workers.

Quality assurance workers fight against non-payment of overtime

In general, there are two classifications of employees in California: exempt and non-exempt. Those who are exempt employees do not benefit from overtime and are usually compensated with a salary, as opposed to an hourly wage. Other employees are non-exempt and should receive payment for their overtime. The improper classification of workers can ultimately lead to an employment dispute from disgruntled workers who feel that they are entitled to being paid for their overtime hours.

Indian workers win over $40,000 in an unfair payment dispute

Labor regulators recently found that a group of eight foreign workers had been grossly underpaid by a California company. Electronics for Imaging was fined for not giving the workers proper payment in accordance with California minimum wage laws. According to the report, the misconduct took place over a three-month period in 2013.

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