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California Supreme Court Requires Break Premiums be Paid at the Regular Rate

California Requires Break Premiums be Paid at an Employee’s Regular Rate

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US Supreme Court Says NCAA Cannot Limit Athlete Education Compensation

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday affirmed a ruling that struck down NCAA rules restricting compensation and benefits for college athletes, finding that the organization should not get special treatment under antitrust law. The Court ruled unanimously that the lower courts properly applied antitrust scrutiny to the NCAA in striking down rules restricting education-related benefits. The top court said the …

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Notice of increase In Local Minimum Wages throughout California

California employees are receiving a raise in numerous counties and cities throughout California. Their employers need to review their payment policies to ensure compliance with the various local minimum wage increases taking effect across California on July 1, 2021.  Here are 5 items employers must consider prior to the July 1, 2020 deadline: 1. Ensure the company understands where they …

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Mendoza, Harrison, et al. v. Bank of America, obtains preliminary approval of $11.5 Million wage suit

As reported by Law360 (April 23, 2021, 5:17 PM EDT) — with the help of Quintilone & Associates and teams of other lawyers, Bank of America has agreed to pay $11.5 million to over 25,000 tellers, personal bankers, and operations managers to resolve three proposed class actions alleging state and federal labor law violations stemming from unpaid business expenses, wages …

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Wells Fargo Telephone Bankers Get Conditional Certification in Nationwide Wage & Hour Class Action

Wells Fargo Telephone Bankers Get Conditional Certification in Wage & Hour Class Action litigated by Quintilone & Associates and co-counsel On May 6, 2021, California United States District Court Judge Jacqueline Corley granted a Motion for Conditional Certification under the Fair Labors Standards Act (“FLSA”) in favor of a nationwide collective of Wells Fargo Bank employees, who allege the company …

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Part-Time California Workers With Variable Work Schedules Can Qualify for COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave

On April 16, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom enacted Executive Order N-51-20, which provides supplemental paid sick leave to food sector workers who work for a hiring entity that has 500 or more employees nationwide under certain circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This was later extended to non-food sector workers and was codified into California law under Labor Code § 248.   In order …

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Employment Law Updates 2021

California employers should revisit their policies and handbooks to assess compliance with the slew of new California employment laws that take effect on January 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter. Not surprisingly, a handful of this year’s 18 new employment laws relate to the coronavirus pandemic, which has resulted in thousands of Californians losing their lives, millions of workers losing their …

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UPS Workers Get Class Certification In Wage & Hour Class Action

California United States District Court Judge Edward Chen granted class certification to UPS workers who allege the company violated state pay statement laws concerning the payment of meal and rest break payments, yet denied certification concerning meal and rest breaks, Richard E. Quintilone II Esq. and Quintilone & Associates with a team of lawyers succeeded in convincing the judge that …

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Airline Workers in California Must Receive Wage Statements that Comply with California Labor Code § 226

The California Supreme Court’s recent opinions in Oman v. Delta Air Lines, Inc.  (2020) 9 Cal. 5th 762 and Ward v. United Airlines, Inc. (2020) 9 Cal. 5th 732, clarify when, and under what circumstances employees who even occasionally work in California are entitled to the protection of certain California wage-and-hour laws. Both were decided on June 29, 2020. Ward holds that: 1. …

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Arbitration Subpoena for Thrid Party records not authorized under FAA, CAA or JAMS Rules

A new California Court of Appeal arbitration decision questions the paid forum’s ability to adequately protect litigants and challenges whether discovery in such forums is truly fair under the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”), California Arbitration Act (“CAA”) or the JAMS discovery rules. Miguel Saldana resigned from his position at Veeco and went to work for a competitor, Aixtron. Veeco started …

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