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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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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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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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Former USC Linebacker Lamar Dawson and NCAA Student Athlete Not an Employee Under the FLSA and CA Labor Code

In Dawson v. NCAA (9th Cir. 17-15973 decided 8/12/19) the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal panel affirmed the district court’s dismissal of a Division I college football player Lamar Dawson‘s claim that he was an employee of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the PAC-12 Conference within the meaning of the Fair Labor Standards Act and California labor law and …

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California’s Immigrant Worker Protection Act poses New Challenges

The California Attorney General and State Labor Commissioner issued two documents for California employers to address the California’s Immigrant Worker Protection Act (AB 450).  Attorney General Becerra issued an advisory providing an overview of and guidance on the privacy prescriptions under AB 450. DLSE Labor Commissioner Su also issued joint guidance on frequently asked questions to help employers and workers understand and comply with the new state …

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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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