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Last month, Christopher Davis was quoted in CBS News Moneywatch as an employment law expert. The article dealt dealt with increasing layoffs and Mr. Davis provided his expertise on how to negotiate severance and insurance benefits in the event of a layoff.
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Thousands of Wells Fargo employees are set to receive a settlement of $6.5 million in a class action suit against the bank. Simon vs. Wells Fargo Bank, a case in California federal court, was brought forth in 2019 by Caudley Simon, a former banker. Simon alleged that the bank violated
Walmart has agreed to settle with a former supervisor who alleged he was fired shortly after complaining that his boss used racial slurs in the workplace and made inappropriate comments to his daughter.
Walmart requires its employees to sign arbitration agreements, which compels disgruntled workers to settle with their
Google agreed to pay $118 million to settle allegations that it discriminated against its female employees in California. The tech giant, which also owns the video-sharing platform YouTube, denied wrongdoing in its employment practices but agreed to the settlement after five years of litigation. The original lawsuit, filed in
Days after Elon Musk entered Twitter’s office as its new leader, the company was hit with a class action lawsuit regarding the ‘Chief Twit’s’ plans to eliminate half of the social media’s workforce, or 3,700 employees. The preemptive lawsuit alleges that Elon plans to violate the Worker And Retraining
Gotham Pizza, a popular group of pizza restaurants in Manhattan, was ordered to pay $175,000 to its employees following multiple reports that the pizzerias failed to compensate them fairly. Gotham Pizza has locations in Chelsea, Yorkville and the Upper East Side. An investigation by Attorney General Letitia James found that
Burlington reached an $11 million settlement following a class action lawsuit that accused the company of failing to pay overtime wages. The complaint included several employees who were denied proper overtime compensation while working for the discount retail giant. The lawsuit was originally filed by a former assistant manager
Instacart, the grocery delivery app, has agreed to pay $46.5 million to settle a class action lawsuit that accused the company of misclassifying more than 300,000 delivery workers as independent contractors and thus, violating California’s labor code.
The platform employs over 600,000 “shoppers” who fulfill grocery lists and deliver
A former in-house attorney sued his former employer for disability discrimination after they allegedly refused his requests to work remotely and fired him in 2020. Sol Goldman Investments (SGI), a real estate management company with both commercial and residential holdings in New York, was sued in 2021 by Jeffrey Goldman,
A former Comcast employee filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against her supervisor this month in the Pennsylvania federal court. The major telecom corporation is headquartered in Philadelphia. The female plaintiff alleged that her former supervisor publicly mistreated her before colleagues and made several targeted and sexist comments directed at
Earlier this month, The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) ordered ExxonMobil Corp. to reinstate two whistleblowers who were fired from the oil company in 2020, after raising concerns about the company’s financial practices. The company was also ordered to pay their former employees over $800,000 in
A New York City law will soon require employers who use artificial intelligence (AI) in their workplace to proactively ensure their technology does not discriminate against workers. A novel law passed by the New York City Council will oblige employers to conduct audits of their automated decision-making tools and
The EEOC sued a Nebraska-based hospitality group after they fired a general manager for seeking medical treatment. The Anant Enterprises, Anant Operations, and Farnam Lodging group owns 10 hotel properties in the state. The general manager of a Holiday Inn Express & Suites was not yet discharged from the