Category: Wage & Hour Disputes

Information about wage & hour disputes, including overtime claims, in California

Are Employers Required to Provide Items Essential for Jobs?

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Disney recently got itself into trouble by refusing to provide Disney World employees with costumes. Employees claimed fees from buying and maintaining the costumes pushed their pay below the federal minimum wage. The Department of Labor investigated and confirmed these allegations. Disney agreed to pay 16,339 workers $3.8 million in back wages. Employers cannot push … Continue reading

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Is Your Employer Using Dirty Tricks to Steal Your Wages?

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Wage theft is not always obvious. Although employers may deduct wages directly from pay, there are more “under-the-radar” methods they may use to steal your hard-earned money. For example, employers may misclassify you as a managerial employee or independent contractor. Depending on how you are misclassified, your employer can skimp out on overtime pay or … Continue reading

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Class Action Lawsuit Against Carl’s Jr. Filed Over Wage Suppression

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A class action lawsuit has been filed against Carl Karcher Enterprises (CKE) over allegations of wage suppression. CKE is the parent company of Carl’s Jr., a chain of fast food restaurants. According to the lawsuit, filed by one current and one former employee of Carl’s Jr., managers are prevented from taking higher paying positions at … Continue reading

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Starbucks to Expands Its Paid Maternity Leave Policies

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Good news if you’re an expectant mother and work for Starbucks. The national coffee chain is expanding its paid maternity leave policies for birth mothers. Starbucks’ new policies, which go into effect on October 1st, 2017, will allow birth mothers working as store partners and non-store partners to take leave at 100 percent of their … Continue reading

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