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Frito-Lay to settle wage-and-hour class action for $1.6 million

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 15 2013

Subject to court approval, Frito-Lay will pay $1.6 million to settle wage-and-hour claims filed on behalf of current and former employees who deliver

Court approves $6.5-million settlement in race-discrimination lawsuit against grocery chain

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 24 2014

An Arizona federal court has preliminarily approved a settlement in a lawsuit alleging that Bashas' Inc. paid Hispanic workers less than comparable

EEOC not entitled to medical information from Nestlé in genetic discrimination case

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 25 2012

A federal court in Kentucky has determined that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is not entitled to information about the medical examinations of Nestlé Prepared Foods employees in relation to a claim by one former employee that he was fired due to “genetic information” discrimination

California Labor Relations Board enters strawberry farm labor dispute

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 25 2012

The California Agricultural Labor Relations Board has filed a petition for injunctive relief against a Ventura County strawberry farming operation alleging unfair labor practices and seeking to stop the respondent from interfering with employees’ free exercise of rights under the labor code

New lawsuits filed: cochineal extract in Starbucks products, salmonella in pet food and eggs, Frito-Lay challenge to order for production of employment data

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 8 2012

A California resident has filed a putative class action against Starbucks Corp. alleging that the company deceived consumers by failing to disclose that some of its products were made with cochineal extract, a common food-coloring ingredient made from crushed insects

Waiter claims upscale eatery forced tip sharing

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 3 2014

According to a news source, a Smith & Wollensky waiter has filed a putative class-action lawsuit in a Nevada state court alleging that he was forced

Brewery worker claims free beer was part of regular base pay

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 23 2013

A former non-exempt Anheuser-Busch brewery worker in California has filed a putative class action against the company alleging that it violated the

Philippine banana workers seek damages for DBCP exposure

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 12 2011

Hundreds of individually named Philippine banana plantation workers alleging physical and mental injury from exposure to pesticides have filed suit against a number of agricultural and chemical companies in a California state court seeking compensatory and punitive damages

Trade groups challenge DOL’s new tip pool rule for restaurant employees

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 20 2012

Restaurant trade organizations, an Oregon restaurant and one of its employees, a server, have filed a complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief against the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), alleging that its interpretation of the Fair Labor Standards Act, forbidding restaurants from distributing a share of tips to non-tipped employees, regardless of whether the restaurants use the tips as a credit toward paying their employees minimum wage, conflicts with a Ninth Circuit decision and will force the restaurants to incur significant costs or subject them to litigation

Red lobster sued for sexually hostile environment

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 4 2013

As the fiscal year came to a close and on the eve of the federal government shutdown, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed nearly