In December 2021, a cyberattack struck the beverage giant PepsiCo, locking workers out of their timekeeping system. The hack left workers without a reliable way to clock in and out of their shifts and disrupted the company’s ability to track employees’ wages and hours. Rather than creating a new system
Earlier this month, the Massachusetts Supreme Court Justices ruled that employees terminated in the state are entitled to triple their accrued wages if employers do not settle financial obligations the same day they separate.
This is a significant decision that holds employers accountable for their employees’ due earnings without
In November of last year, Apple workers finally ended a decade-long wage lawsuit against the tech giant. The lawsuit, originally filed in 2013, accused Apple of underpaying workers by forcing them to clock out before bag searches at the end of the day. Apple conducted these bag searches to
Earlier this year, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) sued Activision Blizzard for creating a “frat boy” culture of “constant sexual harassment.” Along with sexual harassment, the lawsuit accuses the video game giant of gender discrimination and pregnancy discrimination. The suit alleges that female employees were
The driver misclassification suit against the prominent ride-share company, Uber, reached a preliminary deal last month. The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California after several Uber drivers in the state filed misclassification claims which prevented them from receiving full employment benefits. The
Since March 2020, companies have faced unique challenges in deciding how to manage cohorts of employees under shifting global forces. Some major companies, struggling to keep up with supply-chain issues and economic downturns, chose to lay off mass numbers of their workers. Other businesses adapted to the new pandemic-posed hurdles
Comcast and its recruiting agency Robert Half International are currently facing a wage and hour class action lawsuit filed by former employee Trevor Scott. In the lawsuit filed last month in Pennsylvania federal court, Scott alleges that he and other incident managers worked over 40 hours a week without
On March 3, 2022, President Joe Biden signed into law an act to permit victims of workplace sexual misconduct the right to seek justice in a court room. Traditionally, employers force employees to address any legal matters through arbitration.
Earlier this month, a former Google employee filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against the tech giant. The suit was filed in U.S. District Court by April Curley. Curley worked for Google from 2014 to 2020, when she was terminated. During her time with the company, Curley facilitated programs that
Amazon is notorious for treating their warehouse and transportation employees poorly, but recent allegations have accused Amazon of treating their white collared positions appallingly as well. An anonymous source claims that he took a job with Amazon because of the enticing salary of 300,000 dollars a year, believing that
Several workers of the fast-food retail, Boston Market, filed a complaint against the corporation for wage violations. The lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York in November of last year. Plaintiff Thomas Fitzpatrick, along with several other manual workers at Boston
Earlier this year, a New Jersey trucking company was sued after refusing to hire a medical marijuana patient following a pre-employment drug test that came back positive for marijuana. Duane Hunt filed the complaint in January of this year, accusing Matthews International Corp of violating the New Jersey Law
The Department of Labor (DOL) filed a federal lawsuit against the owner of four hotels in Helen, Georgia. Labor Secretary, Martin Walsh, filed the complaint in the Northern District of Georgia against owner Ashvin Patel for allegedly violating the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Several managers working at the named