Front of a Kohl's Store

Kohl’s Misclassification of Assistant Store Managers New York Class Action

The first sentence of the complaint for this class action makes a flat statement: “Retail employers must pay overtime to their assistant managers unless their primary duty is management.” It attributes this requirement to New York Labor Law. However, the complaint contends, Kohl’s Department Stores, Inc. and Kohl’s Corporation misclassify assistant stores managers as exempt  Read more

Employment
Unpaid Overtime, Misclassifying Employees as Exempt, Employment Violations
Long Aisle in a Costco Store

Costco 401(k) Retirement Plan Breach of Fiduciary Duty Class Action

Company retirement plans are governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). The complaint for this class action claims, “The law is settled that ERISA fiduciaries have a duty to evaluate fees and expenses when selecting investments as well as a continuing duty to monitor fees and expenses of selected investments and remove imprudent  Read more

Employment
Retirement Plan Mismanagement, ERISA Violations, Employment Violations, Breach of Fiduciary Duty
A Selection of Four Estee Lauder Products

Estee Lauder 401(k) Plan Breach of Fiduciary Duty Class Action

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) governs retirement plans at larger companies. The complaint for this class action alleges that Estee Lauder, Inc., its Board of Directors, and the Estee Lauder Inc. Fiduciary Investment Committee, alleging that these defendants breached their fiduciary duties to the Estee Lauder Companies 401(k) Savings Plan for  Read more

Employment
Retirement Plan Mismanagement, ERISA Violations, Employment Violations, Breach of Fiduciary Duty
Two Frappucinos, Piled High with Whipped Cream and Toppings

Starbucks Deficient COBRA Notice at Separation Class Action

Certain federal laws regulate the benefits larger companies provide to their employees. Under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA), an employee terminated under certain circumstances can continue to benefit from the company’s medical plan for a period of time. However, the complaint for this class action alleges that Starbucks Coffee Company does  Read more

Employment
Improper COBRA Notice, ERISA Violations
A Walmart Store

Walmart Security Check Labor Law Violations California Class Action

This class action alleges a long list of employment violations under the California Labor Code and Industrial Welfare Commission Wage Orders against Walmart, Inc., Wal-Mart Associates, Inc., and Walmart Fulfillment Center. The violations are familiar, including failure to pay for all hours worked, failure to pay overtime, and failure to provide proper meal or rest  Read more

Employment
Unpaid Overtime, Not Paid for All Hours Worked, Inaccurate calculation of breaks, Employment Violations
Coins in Jar Labeled "Retirement"

KeyCorp 401(k) Plan Expenses and Oversight Class Action

When a company sets up a retirement plan for its employees, the people overseeing the plan have a fiduciary duty to the members of the plan. They must act in the interests of those members and not in the interest of themselves, the company, or any other party. The complaint for this class action alleges  Read more

Employment
Retirement Plan Mismanagement, ERISA Violations, Employment Violations, Breach of Fiduciary Duty
Sign Against Blue Sky with Bank of America Name and Logo

Bank of America Improper COBRA Notice for Terminated Employees Class Action

The Employment Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) was amended in 1985 with the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA), which permits certain employees who separate from a company to continue their coverage under the company’s health care plan for a limited period of time. The complaint for this class action alleges that Bank  Read more

Employment
Improper COBRA Notice, ERISA Violations, Employment Violations
Sysco Truck in Front of Sysco Facility

Sysco Improper COBRA Notice to Terminated Employees Class Action

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 governs more than retirement provisions for employees of larger companies. Its amendment by the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA) permits terminated employees to continue their health insurance coverage for a period of time. In this class action, the complaint alleges that Sysco Corporation did  Read more

Employment
Improper COBRA Notice, Employment Violations
Gas Station Sign with Marathon Logo

Marathon Petroleum Did Not Pay Full Bonuses After Merger Class Action

This class action concerns the merger of Marathon Petroleum Company, LP with Andeavor, LLC. The complaint alleges that Marathon promised certain bonuses to Andeavor employees who were terminated without cause after the merger, but the complaint claims that Marathon has not paid the bonuses.  Read more

Employment
Mergers or Acquisitions, Merger-Related, Failure to Honor Terms of Agreement
A CVS Store in Massachusetts

CVS Avoidance of Overtime Pay for Pharmacists Massachusetts Class Action

This class action alleges that CVS Pharmacy, Inc. requires pharmacists to work overtime, including attending mandatory meetings, for which they were not paid one and a half times their normal rates. Also, on an individual basis, it alleges that CVS did not provide due process to the plaintiff in this case before her termination.  Read more

Employment
Overtime Not Paid at Overtime Rates, Employment Violations