Category Archive: Employment Lawsuits

Nov 11

Paid Meal Breaks May Not Be Used to Offset Overtime Obligations – Lexology

Paid Meal Breaks May Not Be Used to Offset Overtime Obligations Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP USA November 2 2016 On October 7, 2016, the Third Circuit ruled that employers may not offset paid meal breaks against overtime obligations to employees. Smiley v. E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co., No. 14-4583 (3rd Cir. …

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Aug 25

EEOC settles case over Muslim server fired for wearing headscarf | Pennsylvania Record

  PHILADELPHIA – A settlement has been awarded in a case against a Philadelphia restaurant with an apparent “no hoodies” policy regarding an employee’s right to wear a headscarf as part of her religious freedom.    The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed the lawsuit against Rotten Ralph’s Restaurant in the case EEOC v. Half …

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Aug 22

Judge 100 million not enough to settle Uber employment lawsuit | Astro Awani

A California federal judge on Thursday knocked down a proposed $100 million settlement in a class-action suit over whether Uber’s drivers should be classified as contractors or employees. U.S. District Judge Edward Chen’s order rejecting Uber’s offer noted that the settlement amount was only 10 percent of what lawyers for the drivers estimate that Uber …

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