Tesla, Inc., a company not shy to public scrutiny, has been sued yet again. In late June of 2022, fifteen Black employees brought a lawsuit against the tech giant in Alameda County for racism. The case, Jasmin Wilson et. al. v. Tesla, is the newest one in a string of
On July 8, 2022, The Law Office of Christopher Q. Davis filed a lawsuit against grocery delivery service Getir for failing to pay Packers and other in-store personnel for worked lunch breaks and necessary pre-shift work, among other violations. As a result of these unlawful practices, Getir employees were not
In June, a Massachusetts jury awarded an undocumented employee of Tara Construction Inc. a total of $650,000 for enduring retaliation at the hands of chief executive officer Pedro Pirez. The employee of the construction company suffered a serious injury on the job that was later reported to the Occupational Safety
Following the Supreme Court’s recent decision to overrule Roe v. Wade, which established the constitutional right to abortion, a growing number of companies have pledged to cover travel costs for employees seeking abortions out of state. To this end, major companies from various industries are expanding their health insurance
EMD Sales Inc., an international food distribution company based in the Washington D.C. area, is currently facing an overtime lawsuit filed by three former and current employees. According to an article published by Law360, Faustino Sanchez Carrera, Magdaleno Gervacio, and Jesus David Muro had settled a previous overtime lawsuit against
It’s hard for anyone to forget the chaos of March 2020. The initial onset of the COVID-19 pandemic led to all kinds of panic, including mass layoffs from thousands of companies and near-record unemployment. According to federal law, certain employers are required to provide 60 days advance notice to
Last week, two former Tesla employees filed a class-action lawsuit against Tesla, accusing the electric automaker of laying off “thousands” of workers without issuing the federally required notice.
“Zero Days Advance Notice” For Layoffs
Under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN Act), employers are required to provide
Earlier this year, a $192,500 settlement deal was reached in an overtime lawsuit filed by 17 medical records consultants working for UnitedHealth Group and Optum, a subsidiary. Their primary responsibility was to implement new software and provide direct support to hospital staff learning how to use this software. In the
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) entitles eligible employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year for specified family and medical reasons. On June 1, 2022, the Seventh Circuit held that employers can be found in violation of
In an email sent to the workers of his notable SpaceX and Tesla companies, Elon Musk ordered all employees to physically return to the office or else be terminated. With a promise to personally review any cases for appeal, Musk has officially mandated one of the strictest remote work
A California federal judge ruled last month that employees of the luxury gym Equinox could organize as a class to challenge their employer in court. Personal trainers and group fitness instructors came together to complain about wage violations and other labor laws that their employer allegedly flouts.
Last month, the New York State Division of Human Rights (NY DHR) filed a complaint accusing Amazon of pregnancy and disability discrimination across the state. In the complaint, the division asserts that Amazon maintains a policy that wrongfully denies workplace accommodations to pregnant and/or disabled employees, and at times, forces
Last month, online used-car retailer Carvana cut 12% of its workforce in a mass layoff of 2,500 employees. Many of the impacted workers were let go via Zoom, recalling an incident from last December during which Better.com fired over 900 employees in similar fashion.
Aftermath of the Mass Layoff