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Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021 is expected to become law in 2022

On February 10, Congress passed the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act and sent the Act to President Biden for signature. President Biden is expected to sign the bill this week, which will become law immediately upon signature by the President. This Act makes pre-dispute arbitration agreements relating to sexual assault or sexual harassment void. Similarly, any class …

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Group of Northern California Nurses get class certification in unpaid wage class action in Allison v. Dignity Health

Group of Northern California Nurses get class certification in unpaid wage class action in Allison v. Dignity Health Quintilone & Associates (https://www.quintlaw.com/our-team/) and a team of attorneys from The Markham Law Firm (http://www.markham-law.com/) obtain class certification for up to 3,000 nurses in a group of hospitals managed by Dignity Health.  David Markham Esq. handled the oral argument with briefing handled …

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US Supreme Court Justices Deny OSHA Vax-Or-Test Rule But Clear Health Care Mandate

US Supreme Court Justices Deny OSHA Vax-Or-Test Rule But Clear Health Care Mandate As reported by Law360, the U.S. Supreme Court overruled the OSHA and administration’s vaccine-or-testing rule for private businesses with at least 100 employees, but let a stricter yet narrower rule aimed at the health care industry take effect nationwide. The U.S. Supreme Court blocked a vaccine-or-testing rule …

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Mendoza, Harrison, et al. v. Bank of America, Court approves $3.4 Million in Fees for wage suit

As reported by Law360 (November 29, 2021) – with the help of Quintilone & Associates and teams of other lawyers a California federal judge awarded $3.4 million in fees as part of an $11.5 million settlement.  This Order comes after final approval of Bank of America’s $11.5 million settlement to over 25,000 tellers, personal bankers, and operations managers to resolve …

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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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Introduction to PAGA for California Employees

Introduction to PAGA for California Employees The Private Attorneys General Act, commonly referred to as PAGA, affords employees in California the right to file lawsuits against employers who violate the California Labor Code. PAGA authorizes wronged employees to file lawsuits to recover civil penalties on behalf of either themselves, other employees, or the state of California. In effect, PAGA grants …

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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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