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LGCY Power California Labor Law Settlement

LGCY Power, LLC is paying $3.82 million to settle a class action alleging that it violated California labor laws. The complaint presented a long list of allegations, including that some employees were misclassified as independent contractors; that some employees were not paid for training time or non-sales work; that the company failed to pay overtime;  Read more

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VIPKid Misclassification of Teachers Settlement

This settlement resolves an employment class action against VIPKids International, Inc., which does business as VIPKid. The complaint alleged that teachers were willfully misclassified as independent contractors, that they were not paid proper minimum wages and overtime, did not get proper meal and rest breaks, were not given itemized wage statements, and so on. A  Read more

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Leonardo Trucking Driver Status and Lease Agreements Class Action

What makes a trucker an independent contractor rather than an employee? And how should truckers’ lease agreements work? The complaint for this class action brings suit against Leonardo Transportation, Inc., Bella Villa Trucking, Inc., and their owner, Dragan Gjurovski, on behalf of a plaintiff-trucker, making claims under both the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act  Read more

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Uber Drivers Misclassification of Drivers and Unpaid Expenses Settlement

Uber Technologies, Inc. is resolving two class actions alleging it misclassified drivers and deliverers as independent contractors when they were in reality employees. The complaint also alleged that, because the workers were misclassified, Uber should also have reimbursed them for vehicle-related and phone expenses and should have provided them with accurate, itemized wage statements.  Read more

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Schmidt Baking Distributors Misclassification Maryland Class Action

When are workers independent contractors and when do they qualify as employees? The line is not hard and fast, but the complaint for this class action alleges that distributors for Schmidt Baking Company, Inc. and Schmidt Baking Distribution, LLC misclassify the workers who distribute Schmidt’s products to the stores where they are sold, in violation  Read more

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Postmates Couriers California Settlement

Postmates, Inc. has agreed to a $32 million settlement alleging it misclassified certain of its couriers as independent contractors when they should have been classified as employees. The complaint alleged that Postmates has violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) as well as California labor laws, by failing to reimburse couriers for expenses and failing  Read more

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Doordash Drivers Misclassification Settlement

Doordash, Inc. is paying $100 million to settle several class actions alleging it misclassified drivers as independent contractors. The drivers are primarily seeking reimbursement of business expenses, which they claim is required under California and Massachusetts laws, but they have also alleged violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and state labor laws on  Read more

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Northern Gentlemen’s Club Exotic Dancers Settlement

Ferny Properties, LLC operates the Northern Gentlemen’s Club, which has now entered into a settlement with its exotic dancers or entertainers. The complaint for the class action against the club alleged that it misclassified the dancers as non-employees, that it did not pay them minimum wages or other compensation required under the laws of North  Read more

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Men’s Clubs Entertainers’ Labor Law Settlement

This settlement resolves two class actions against men’s clubs, one against 2523 E. Anaheim (doing business as XS Afterhours Gentlemen’s Club) and the Palms Gentlemen’s Club. The complaint alleged the clubs misclassified entertainers as independent contractors and failed to provide wages and overtime pay, meal and rest breaks, and other things required by California’s labor  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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