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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

Home confinement and probation for illegal asbestos removal

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 25 2013

A federal court in New Jersey has sentenced a construction worker to three years of probation, including six months of home confinement, for

Insurance companies seek contribution from other insurers in defending diacetyl exposure lawsuits

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 16 2010

A group of insurance companies has sued another group of insurers, seeking a declaration that the defendants are also required to indemnify and defend flavoring companies that have been named as defendants in lawsuits by former microwave popcorn- and candy-plant employees alleging injuries from exposure to diacetyl

Advocacy organization report calls for protection of young agricultural workers

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 14 2010

Human Rights Watch has issued a report titled "Fields of Peril: Child Labor in US Agriculture" that describes the working conditions facing the nation's youngest field laborers and calls for changes to federal employment and environmental laws to provide them with greater protections

Hearings begin on fraud allegations in litigation over pesticides used on Nicaraguan banana plantations

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 14 2010

A California trial court has reportedly begun hearing evidence to determine if a 2007 $2.3 million jury award to Nicaraguan banana plantation workers who claimed they were sterilized by exposure to pesticides was based on fraud

Federal appeals court sends obesity disability litigation back to trial court

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 14 2010

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has returned to a federal district court litigation alleging that a karate instructor was fired because he was obese in violation of a New York City law that forbids disability-based workplace discrimination

CNNMoney reports on alleged wage violations in fast food industry

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 2 2014

CNNMoney has published a May 1, 2014, article claiming that the Department of Labor (DOL) has difficulty cracking down on labor and wage violations

Restaurant workers sue Mario Batali and Joseph Bastianich

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 20 2010

Renowned restaurateurs Mario Batali and Joseph Bastianich have reportedly been sued by workers in their East and West Coast restaurants

Grocery profit-sharing arrangement during labor strike ruled anticompetitive

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 20 2010

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that an agreement among grocery chains in Southern California to share profits during an anticipated labor strike was anticompetitive in violation of the Sherman Act and rejected defendants' argument that the violation could be excused because the agreement was designed to be used as an economic weapon in a labor dispute

Chicago jury awards $30.4 million to diacetyl-exposed factory worker

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 20 2010

According to a news source, a man who worked in a Chicago-area plant for eight years and was diagnosed with bronchiolitis obliterans has been awarded $30