RESORT EMPLOYEES WIN $2.1 MILLION IN CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT

By Whitehead Employment Law

A luxury resort in Rancho Palos Verdest recently settled a class action lawsuit with hotel workers for $2.1 million. Workers alleged that their employer, Terranea Resort, failed to comply with California Labor Laws regarding compensating employees for all time worked, falsifying time cards, failure to provide rest and meal breaks, failure to pay overtime, and…

Wal-Mart Employees Win $6 Million In Meal Break Lawsuit

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A California federal jury recently awarded Wal-Mart employees at a Chino, California warehouse $6 million due to Wal-Mart’s failure to provide them their requisite 30-minute meal breaks. Wal-Mart required employees to go through security off the clock, cutting into their meal breaks Wal-Mart employees, called “Associates,” were required to go through metal detectors in what…

Should My Employer Be Reimbursing Me For Mileage?

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Are you currently employed in a job where driving your personal car, van or truck as part of your daily work required to do your job? Under California law Labor Code Section 2802, if your employer requires you to drive as part of your job using your own personal vehicle, your employer must reimburse you for…

An Employee’s Guide To CA Rest And Meal Break Laws

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Meal and Rest Breaks– Know Your Rights By Jennifer Santillan, Whitehead Employment Law What is a Rest Break? A rest break is a short, paid period of time allotted to non-exempt employees working over three and a half hours each workday. Under California wage and hour law, employers must allow non-exempt employees to take a paid rest…