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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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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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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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Quintilone & Associates files Consumer Class Action against Jeep for soy-based wiring in their vehicles

by Richard E. Quintilone II Esq. Over the years, automobile manufacturers such as Jeep have been switching out their petroleum-based wiring systems to a wiring system made from a soy-based material.  Whether the motive of these manufacturers is to simultaneously increase profits and decrease their production costs, or simply to be more environmentally conscious, the results of such as switch …

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Court Grants Class Certification for Group of Employees seeking Mileage Reimbursement

In a lawsuit brought by Brian Rogers and Amy Casey on behalf of themselves and similarly situated employees known as Brian Rogers , Amy Casey v. THD At Home Services dba Home Depot, et al, Case No. 5:14-cv-02069-JGB-SP, pending before the Honorable Jesus G. Bernal in the United States District Court for the Central District of California (the “Action”) Richard E. Quintilone II Esq. of Quintilone & …

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Andrews v. Ashley Furniture – New California Class Action Complaint seeks reimbursement of employee expenses under Labor Code section 2802.

Quintilone & Associates has filed a class action where Plaintiff Israel Andrews (“Plaintiff”) seeks reimbursement for expenses incurred while working as a Sale Associate for Stoneledge Furniture LLC.  Stoneledge sells furniture under the Ashley Furniture brand of stores throughout California. Ashley Furniture Industries Inc. is the sole member of Stoneledge Furniture LLC, the Limited Liability Company that employed Plaintiff and …

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Quintilone & Associates reaches a Class Action settlement with Sprint over Unpaid Wages

In a lawsuit brought by Viet Bui and Christina Avalos-Reyes on behalf of themselves and similarly situated employees known as Viet Bui et al. v. Sprint Corporation, a Sprint Communications Company, L.P., et al., No. 2:14-cv- 02461-TLN-AC, pending before the Honorable Troy Nunley in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California (the “Action”) Quintilone & Associates …

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Lubin v. The Wackenhut Corp. – New Statistical Class Certification Opinion

Sample your way to Class Certification – California’s Second Appellate District holds statistical sampling may be used to certify a class, and also clarification on what constitutes an “injury” for a pay stub claim. On November 21, 2016, California’s Second Appellate District ruled that the used of statistical sampling can be used to certify a class of employees in a …

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Nguyen v. Applied Medical – Arbitrator Decides Whether Class Claims Proceed

The Fourth Appellate District, Division Three, recently held in Nguyen v. Applied Medical, that the question of whether an arbitration clause in an employment agreement contemplates class claims is a question for the arbitrator to decide, not the Superior Court. The Class Action Complaint On September 30, 2014, Da Loc Nguyen filed a putative class action complaint against Applied Medical …

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Ninth Circuit Holds individual testimony regarding damages does not defeat class certification

The Ninth Circuit recently affirmed the United States District Court’s granting a motion for class certification holding where a complaint alleges a company violated the law in the same way as to each member of a large class of employees, finding class certification is proper.  “[T]he need for individual damages calculations does not, alone, defeat class certification.” Vaquero v. Ashley …

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