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Deli Sandwich with Pickles

Stop One Deli No Overtime Pay for 80-Hour Weeks Class Action

This class action outlines an all-too-familiar story: a deli business that employs workers for extended hours, the complaint alleges, but does not keep proper records of them and pay proper minimum wage, overtime, or spread of hours for all hours worked. It brings suit against the Uncle Hegna Grocery Corp., which does business as Stop  Read more

Employment
Spread of Hours, Overtime Not Paid at Overtime Rates, Minimum Wage Violations, Failure to Provide Proper Timesheets, Failure to Allow for/Figure in Break Time, Employment Violations
The Top of the New York Life Building

New York Life 401(k) Options Primarily Profit NYL Class Action

The complaint for this class brings suit against defendants New York Life Insurance Company, the Boards of Trustees for two of its retirement plans, and individual members of the plans’ Boards, all of whom it names as fiduciaries of the plans. The complaint alleges that “this suit is about corporate self-dealing and the prohibited transfer  Read more

Employment
Retirement Plan Mismanagement, ERISA Violations, Employment Violations, Breach of Fiduciary Duty
Large Kinder Morgan Sign Outside of Building

Kinder Morgan Reduction of Retirement Benefits ERISA Class Action

The first paragraph of the complaint calls this class action “a case study in what can happen to the retirement benefits of employees after a series of corporate acquisitions and divestitures.” It brings suit against Kinder Morgan, Inc., the Kinder Morgan Retirement Plan A, and two individuals, the plan’s claims administrator and a member of  Read more

Employment
Retirement Plans, Incomplete payment of benefits due, ERISA Violations, Employment Violations, Changes to Retirement Terms
River City Casino & Hotel in St. Louis

River City Casino & Hotel Severance Agreement Class Action

This class action brings suit against PNK, LLC, which does business as River City Casino & Hotel. According to the complaint, River City laid employees off in April without pay, promised in August in a written severance agreement to pay them until the 17th of that month, but then allegedly never paid them anything.  Read more

Employment
Severance Agreement, Employment Arrangements, Breach of Contract
Principal Life Insurance Logo

Principal Life Breach of Fiduciary Duty to Retirement Plans ERISA Class Action

Employee savings and retirement plans are governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and must be managed for the sole benefit of the participants and beneficiaries. The complaint for this class action brings suit against the Principal Life Insurance Company, its Benefit Plans Administrative and Investment Committees, and the members of those committees,  Read more

Employment
Retirement Plans, ERISA Violations, Employment Violations, Breach of Fiduciary Duty
A Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta

Columbus Regional Retirement Plan Fiduciary Duties Class Action

When Columbus Regional Healthcare System, Inc. was acquired by Piedmont Healthcare, Inc. in 2018, its 403(b) retirement plan was terminated. The complaint for this class action alleges that Columbus mishandled this former retirement plan, breaching its fiduciary duties, violating the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), and costing participants money.  Read more

Employment
Retirement Plans, ERISA Violations, Employment Violations, Breach of Fiduciary Duty
The Original Coke Bottle

Coca-Cola Bottlers’ 401(k) Plan Breach of Fiduciary Duties ERISA Class Action

Retirement plans, such as the Coca-Cola Bottlers’ Association 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan, which are established for large companies, are governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). The complaint for this class action alleges that the Coca-Cola Bottlers’ Association (CCBA) and certain persons responsible for managing the plan have breached their fiduciary duties to  Read more

Employment
Retirement Plans, ERISA Violations, Employment Violations, Breach of Fiduciary Duty
Driver Removing Packages from Front Seat of Car

Amazon Drivers Misclassified as Independent Contractors California Class Action

This employment class action centers on a common problem: the misclassification of workers as independent contractors, when they are actually employees. The complaint for this class action alleges that Amazon.com Services, LLC and Amazon Flex misclassified some of their delivery drivers as independent contractors, thereby violating the California Labor Code, the state’s Business and Professions  Read more

Employment
Misclassifying Employees as Independent Contractors, Employment Violations
Loading Packages onto UPS Vans

UPS Measures to Protect Employees from Covid-19 California Class Action

With the death toll for Covid-19 climbing to over 400,000 in under a year, what responsibilities do employers have to keep employees safe? The complaint for this class action alleges that United Parcel Service, Inc. maintains unsafe working conditions in its facilities in California and exposes employees to infection.  Read more

Employment
Health or Safety Standards for Employees, Employment Violations, Covid-19 Related
Interior of ATX Cocina

ATX Cocina Taking of Waitstaff Tips FLSA Collective Action

When customers leave tips at a restaurant, those tips belong to the waitstaff. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the restaurant and its owners or managers are not permitted to take them for their own benefit or use. The complaint for this class action, however, alleges that the restaurant ATX Cocina, LLC took some  Read more

Employment
Unpaid Tips, Employment Violations