The attorneys at Bononi Law Group are frequently in the news. For example, back in 2012, lawyers from the firm represented employees of Panda Express in a class action lawsuit against the fast food company, charging that Panda had violated labor law by failing to provide accurate wage statements.
Tired of having to pay club owners for the 'privilege' of providing entertainment for guests of gentlemen's clubs, dancers are fighting back. Improper classification of dancers as independent contractors rather than employees allowed club owners to charge fees to entertainers who made money solely off of the tips of club customers.
Maybe. One former laborer for Crowdflower, one of the major players in the crowdsourcing market intends to find out. He is asserting in a recent wage and hour lawsuit filed against Crowdflower that those individuals from the crowd who completed work for the company were in fact employees and should be entitled to at least minimum wage for their efforts.
Employers throughout California are required by law to provide meal breaks to hourly employees for every shift over five hours. But, the California Supreme Court recently ruled that if an employee chooses to work through his or her meal break, the employer has met its duty by simply giving the worker the opportunity to take a meal break.
On March 29, 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court began hearing oral arguments on the Wal-Mart employment-discrimination case, Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., which could have significant implications for the plaintiffs, the company and other potential employment-discrimination lawsuits across the country.
There have been many cases filed by those in the workforce that deal with the issue of overtime compensation. State and federal rules govern when overtime is to be paid, and also which categories of workers are entitled to the payments.