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PacSun Hit With On Call Scheduling Class Action Lawsuit

Pacific Sunwear of California Inc., more commonly knowing to mall-goers as PacSun, is the recent target of an on call work retail class action lawsuit. Plaintiff Shayna Broadstone, a former employee of PacSun, said the company’s on call scheduling practices caused her... Read More »

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Uber FLSA Lawsuit Added by California Judge

A California federal judge has taken on a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) lawsuit against Uber Technologies Inc. The Uber FLSA lawsuit alleges that the car sharing company denied drivers adequate and proper wages and overtime payment. In September, U.S. District Judge Edward... Read More »

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Do Calif. Employers Need to Pay On-Call Workers?

On-call employment has become increasingly prevalent as employers seek to lower operating costs, though the scheduling practice may be violating California employment laws. On-call workers (also sometimes referred to as standby employees) are often required to carry a pager or cellphone or to check... Read More »


Hospital Group Settles $69.5M Whistleblower Lawsuit

A Florida hospital group agreed to pay $69.5 million to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act (FCA). The North Broward Hospital District, a special tax district that oversees hospitals and other health care facilities in the Broward County area,... Read More »

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Uber Appeals Class Certification in Wage and Hour Class Action

Uber Technologies Inc. has appealed a court decision to grant class certification to a group of drivers that claim they should be considered employees rather than independent contractors. Attorneys for Uber allege that U.S District Judge Edward Chen did not take into... Read More »

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Adventist Health Settles Whistleblower Lawsuit for Over $118M

Healthcare provider Adventist Health System has agreed to a $118.7 million settlement to resolve a whistleblower lawsuit alleging the provider overcompensated doctors for referrals. Florida-based Adventist Health System is a nonprofit, faith-based health care provider that operates 44 hospital campuses in ten... Read More »


Texas Woman Files Unum Bad Faith Insurance Lawsuit

A Texas woman recently filed an Unum bad faith insurance lawsuit in an attempt to gain the long term disability benefits she has allegedly been unjustly denied. Unum Life Insurance Company is the largest disability insurance company in the United States, but... Read More »

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On-Call Scheduling May Hurt Employees and Families

 In a recent class action investigation, some California retail workers have been allegedly violating California labor laws by misusing on-call work schedules. Employees have complained that on-call schedules force them to be available for shifts that might never happen and never get paid... Read More »

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Intec Communications Hit With Unpaid Overtime Class Action

An unpaid overtime class action lawsuit was recently filed in federal court by the employees of a Texas Cable Company. The wage and hour class action lawsuit alleges that the company violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by refusing to pay overtime wages and... Read More »


Calif. Employment Dept. Rules Uber Driver Is Not Contractor

Uber, the popular app-based ride-hailing company, has lost another legal battle in the ongoing debate over whether or not its drivers should be considered employees or independent contractors. Officials at California’s Employment Development Department (EDD) recently determined that a former Southern California Uber driver qualified as an... Read More »


More Major Retailers Ending On Call Work

The current employment tide seems to be moving away from on call work in large companies. While only a few companies have committed to this shift, there are hopes that with these big companies leading the way, there may be a better... Read More »