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

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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

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Express Services Overtime and Breaks California Settlement

Express Services, Inc. and Phillips & Associates, Inc. will be paying up to $10 million to settle a labor law class action, alleging they violated the California Unfair Business Practices Act and Private Attorney General Act (PAGA). The complaint alleged that the companies did not pay the proper amount in overtime wages, did not permit  Read more

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Interior of ATX Cocina

Rosen Hotels Long-Term Layoffs Without Sixty-Day Notice Class Action

When employees are to be laid off for a time longer than six months, the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act requires that the employer give them sixty days notice before they are released. But the complaint for this class action alleges that Rosen Hotels and Resorts, Inc. laid off around 1,000 workers from  Read more

Rosen Inn in Orlando, FL

Raykell Foods Bronx Bodegas Employment Violations New York Collective Action

This collective action brings suit against Raykell Food Corp., related companies, and two individuals for violations of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the New York Labor Law (NYLL). The complaint’s allegations are familiar from many other similar cases: unpaid minimum wages, unpaid overtime wages, unpaid spread-of-hours premiums.  Read more

The Grand Concourse in the Bronx