The Los Angeles Times today reported that a Metrolink train derailed in Oxnard after colliding with a tractor trailer on the tracks. Four cars derailed and were lying on their side at the scene following the collision around 5:40am according to Metrolink spokesman. Read the story now.
Defining Public Work Often workers are unsure whether the California project where they are working is a “public work” that requires their employer to pay them a minimum “prevailing wage” rate set by the State of California. California Labor Code section 1720 defines a public work as: “Construction, alteration, demolition, installation, or repair work done ... Read More
Prevailing Wage Class Action Filed Against Long Beach and Contractors on Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project
Law360 reported this week that Donahoo & Associates filed a proposed class action lawsuit in California court on behalf of Plaintiff Jerome Fatulegaee. The plaintiff accuses Long Beach, Tidelands Oil Production Co., subcontractor Nabors Completion & Production Services Co. and other unspecified contractors and subcontractors of failing to pay workers at the proper prevailing wage rate. The ... Read More
The United States Supreme Court has declined to hear an important California case that protects workers’ rights to pursue Labor Code penalties in a representative action. The case, Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles LLC, involved a dispute between limo driver Arshavir Iskanian and employer CLS Transportation Los Angeles LLC (“CLS”). Iskanian signed an arbitration ... Read More