Publication Archive: Labor Law

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Spearmint Rhino, Dancers Asked To Weigh In On Epic’s Impact

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Source: Law360
The Spearmint Rhino chain of nightclubs and a group of exotic dancers who worked there were ordered by a California federal judge Tuesday to explain how the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Epic Systems impacts a contested $8.5 million settlement in their case. The clubs, led by Santa Barbara Hospitality Services Inc., had drawn the…Read the article

Win in Quest Diagnostics Class Action Certification

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Source: Legal Reader
On April 30, Napoli Shkolnik PLLC attorneys scored a win in a class action certification motion in Vecchio, et. al. v. Quest Diagnostics, et. al., a case involving the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the employer’s failure to pay minimum wage and overtime in violation of the Act. A motion was filed in the Southern…Read the article

Wage Hour Class Actions Challenge Quest Diagnostics

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Source: Westlaw Thomson Reuters
Mobile medical examiners for Quest Diagnostics were granted conditional certification of a nationwide collective action challenging the pay practices of the medical testing company. Finding that the affidavits of the medical examiners detailed similar experiences of being paid only per-appointment, but that they were required to perform considerable work to prepare for and close-out those…Read the article

Exotic Dancers, State Wage/Hour Laws and FLSA

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Source: Law360
A group of former exotic dancers who worked at the Spearmint Rhino chain of nightclubs urged a California federal judge on Friday to give final approval to a deal worth at least $8.5 million to settle a suit alleging they only received compensation in the form of tips. The motion said the deal would bring…Read the article

Law360: Uber Drivers Urge Judge Not To Dismiss Case

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Source: Law360
Dulberg said he and Uber are currently bound by the company’s Dec. 11, 2015, technology services agreement, and he insists the language of that agreement backs up his allegations that Uber took a bigger cut of passenger fares than it said it would in the agreement, according to Dulberg’s brief. “Even if the [technology services…Read the article
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