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Labor and Employment Archives | Donahoo & Associates

24 Hour Fitness Goes to Mat Against Employees

An in-depth article ran on March 12, 2018 in Capital & Main describing the on-going battle between 24 Hour Fitness and its employees. At the center of these disputes is the company’s employee arbitration agreements that the National Labor Relations Board contends violate federal labor law. The first cases were filed in federal courts back ... Read More

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New Piece-Rate Law Toughens Rest & Recovery Compensation Rules in California

Employees are entitled to rest and recovery breaks according to California Labor Law. A new law effective January 1, 2016 has clarified the rules for calculating compensation and how workers are to be paid for rest, recovery and other non-productive time. Employers are required to be retroactively compliant to July 1, 2012, and must notify ... Read More

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Don-Doff Row: Preparation Time is Compensable Time

The US Supreme Court ruled today that time spent donning and doffing protective gear is time that must be paid. This includes gear such as hard hats, work boots, hairnets, gloves and earplugs. The case before the court involved Tyson Foods Inc. and workers at a pork processing facility in Storm Lake, Iowa. These workers ... Read More

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Collecting Wages After Wage Theft

More than a quarter of a billion dollars of wages went unpaid in California since 2010 according to a recent review of California Labor Commissioner’s Office records. Unfortunately, the real number is probably higher. Perhaps worst of all, only 17% of judgments were actually paid, according to the UCLA Labor Center. Wage theft is a ... Read More

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US Supreme Court Declines to Hear Iskanian Case

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

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