In November, the United States Court of Appeals reversed a judgment made in favor of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US LLC, an automobile manufacturer that was sued by a former employee for FMLA interference and retaliation. The Family and Medical Leave Act, commonly referred to as FMLA, is a federal law
Following a ruling made by a federal judge last month,Trucking company, Hub Group Inc., was ordered to pay $7.25 million to a class of California drivers who accused the company of misclassifying them as independent contractors.. In her decision, Judge Mays elaborated that “the risks of continued litigation are
Perdue Farms agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by workers in the Maryland and Colorado federal courts over claims that the poultry distributor plotted to depress wages, The parties said they plan to seek preliminary approval of the settlement in the “near future.”
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Last week, the National Labor Review Board(NLRB) upheld rules that aim to protect workers from coercive questioning and intimidation from their employers. The NLRB’s decision sustained the Johnnie’s Poultry doctrine, which limits how companies may interrogate their workers after facing allegations of unfair labor issues. While it is important
Christopher Davis was featured in an episode of “Latte with a Lawyer” on Spotify. The podcast features the stories of attorneys and their strategies and tactics for making an impact in their profession. It’s hosted by Jonathan Brickman. Mr Davis and other prominent trial lawyers across the country have been
In November, an overtime lawsuit was filed in Ohio federal court against two car seat manufacturers who allegedly failed to include bonuses in calculating workers’ pay. According to the class-action complaint, Grammar Inc., and Toledo Molding & Die, LLC paid less in overtime wages to their employees than what was
A former white, male director at Google sued the company for sexual harassment and job bias after he was fired for not being “inclusive” enough in his leadership position. Ryan Olohan, who worked as a director of food, beverage, and restaurants for Google LLC, claimed that he experienced retaliation
Following Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter, former employees filed a class-action lawsuit against the company, alleging that Musk’s new work policies did not accommodate workers who have disabilities. In a company email sent in November to the Twitter staff, Musk stated that employees were to commit to his “extremely hardcore” vision
Goldman Sachs paid a former female partner more than $12 million to settle and suppress claims that accused senior executives of creating a hostile work environment for women. Revelations of the settlement were published via Bloomberg, which uncovered the sealed case from nearly two years ago.
A group of workers at several Wendy’s franchise restaurants across central and southern Pennsylvania have sued their employers for manipulating weekly timesheets and underpaying workers against state and federal law. Franchise owners Harrisburg LIV Bacon LLC and Yellow Cab Holdings Pennsylvania LLC were named in the lawsuit for violating
A New York District Court judge recently denied Old Navy’s motion to dismiss a former employee’s late pay lawsuit. Jonelle Harris, a former sales representative, filed a class action lawsuit against the clothing retailer in 2021 and alleged that Old Navy prevented her from saving, investing, or using the wages
The Big Tech industry is known for its fast pace, bold moves, and proclivity for taking on risk. Sometimes optimistic investments pay off for investors, and other times, companies are left to make up for them with layoffs and cost-cutting.
While technology companies in particular thrived during the pandemic’s era
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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