Monthly Archives: February 2018

Recent Employment Class Action Lawsuits

Employment class action lawsuits are fairly common lawsuits. This is because there are many complex employee rights that are dependent on each employer, so it can be pretty easy to overlook, or to simply not know, your employee rights and be exploited. There have been a few employment class action lawsuits in the news recently, so here’s more information on what happened in each one. Knowing about other lawsuits will help you be more informed and prepared if situations like these were to happen in your workplace. Panera Employees File Lawsuit In December 2017, two former Panera employees in D.C. and Alabama filed a class action lawsuit against the St. Louis-based restaurant chain for not paying their overtime wages. Alan Meyer and David Cornelius filed their suit and claimed that they regularly worked over 40 hours a week (up to 60 hours) and didn’t get paid overtime from their assistant…
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What To Do If You Want To Pursue A Class Action Lawsuit

The legal process for an individual is pretty simple and straightforward if you want to pursue an employment lawsuit, but the process can be much more complex if the work issue involves more than one person. Certain employee rights can violate a group of people in the same workplace, so thankfully there’s a special lawsuit for those certain circumstances. Class action cases involve groups of people who want to take a legal action together, either because they received the same injuries from the same product or were discriminated against equally. If you and a group of other employees are interested in pursuing a class action case, there are some things you should know first. What Are the Benefits? In relation to employment laws, employees will usually seek a class action lawsuit if they believe they haven’t been paid the proper wages or weren’t paid the proper overtime wages. This would…
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How Can I Request Leave Under FMLA in California?

If you work at a business or company that has 50 or more employees, you may request a leave of absence under the Family and Medical Leave Act, or FMLA. This is a federal law that applies to every eligible employee in the country, but certain states like California have their own version of the FMLA. California’s is called the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), and it contains some overlapping and contradictory employee rights that might confuse someone who needs to take a leave from work. Here are some ways you are eligible for leave under the FMLA, and what makes the federal law different than the California-based law. What Is Covered Under The FMLA? If a worker is eligible for leave under the FMLA requirements, he or she can take up to 12 work weeks off of unpaid leave. You can take this leave if you need to take…
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