Bell v. H.F. Cox, Inc., 2012 WL 3846827 (Cal. Ct. App. 2012) Oscar Bell and other truck drivers filed a putative class action against Cox, alleging wage and hour violations. Among other things, the drivers alleged that Cox had failed to pay promised vacation benefits to current employees (it paid them a flat rate of … Continue Reading
Europeans who happen to get sick while on vacation now have the right to take more vacation to make up for the period of illness. The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled last week that workers who get sick while away on their annual guaranteed four-week vacation must be given additional vacation time … Continue Reading
Owen v. Macy’s, Inc., 175 Cal. App. 4th 462 (2009) Lisa Owen worked as a sales associate at Robinsons-May until it was acquired by Macy’s in August 2005. In January 2006, employees at the Arcadia store where Owen worked were informed that the store would close by April. After the store closed on March 18, … Continue Reading
Owen v. Macy’s, Inc., 2009 WL 1844338 (Cal. Ct. App. 2009) Lisa Owen worked as a sales associate at Robinsons-May until it was acquired by Macy’s in August 2005. In January 2006, employees at the Arcadia store where Owen worked were informed that the store would close by April. After the store closed on March … Continue Reading
Bell v. Superior Court, 158 Cal. App. 4th 147 (2007) Four employees of H.F. Cox Inc. d/b/a Cox Petroleum Transport filed this wage and hour class action challenging their employer’s failure to pay overtime; its requirement of off-the-clock work; its failure to provide meal and rest periods; its incorrect calculation of vacation pay; and its … Continue Reading
Church v. Jamison, 143 Cal. App. 4th 1568 (2006) In this action arising from the alleged malpractice of John Church’s attorney, the trial court granted the attorney’s motion for judgment on the pleadings on the ground that the attorney could not be held liable for legal malpractice because the statute of limitations had not run … Continue Reading
Conley v. Pacific Gas & Elec., 131 Cal. App. 4th 260 (2005) Two senior new business representatives and two engineers of PG&E filed this class-action lawsuit, alleging that they and others had been improperly classified as exempt employees under federal and state overtime law. Plaintiffs challenged PG&E’s policy of making deductions from exempt employees’ vacation-leave … Continue Reading
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