DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA — The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard arguments concerning three major class action lawsuits against large corporations, some of which pertain to overtime pay and wage theft, over whether or not arbitration agreements can trump workers’ rights to collectively bring action against employers.
PORTLAND, Ore. — A federal judge recently ordered an Oregon-based drywall company to pay $285,000 to over 80 current and former workers over allegations that the defendant engaged in systematic violations of federal labor and wage laws, including failure to pay overtime wages.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The parent company of an Indiana Chili’s Grill & Bar recently agreed to a $250,000 settlement to resolve claims that the restaurant engaged in systematic wage theft against servers, a violation of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
TAMPA, Fla. — A pair of former paralegals for two Florida law firms recently hit their former employers each with class action unpaid overtime lawsuits over allegations that the individual plaintiffs failed to receive overtime and other wages from the defendants.
FRESNO, Calif. — A registered nurse in California recently filed a class action unpaid overtime lawsuit against her employer and the health care system operating the hospital where she worked over allegations that the defendants failed to properly compensate her and other workers.
PHILADELPHIA — A federal judge in Pennsylvania recently gave final approval to a proposed $2.5 million settlement to resolve a class action unpaid overtime lawsuit brought by almost 2,000 current and former delivery drivers and Utz Quality Foods, Inc.