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Celebrity chef settles restaurant employee wage claims for $1.15 million

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 28 2012

A federal court in New York has dismissed with prejudice claims that Mario Batali’s Del Posto restaurant allegedly retained portions of workers’ tips in violation of federal and state labor laws after approving an agreement requiring the defendants to pay $1.15 million into a settlement fund and provide workers with training and paid vacation time and sick leave

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

SPLC reports on conditions immigrant women face in U.S. food industry

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 19 2010

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has issued a report titled “Injustice on Our Plates: Immigrant Women in the U.S. Food Industry.”

NLRB judge rules grocery chain’s arb. agreements violate labor law

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 21 2014

A National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) judge has determined that Sprouts Farmers Market violated federal labor law by requiring employees to sign

OSHA announces intent to establish Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee

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

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced plans to establish a Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee that will recommend ways to improve the efficiency, effectiveness and transparency of OSH A’s administration of whistleblower protections

Wage-and-hour class action against Starbuck’s settled, attorney’s fees slashed

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 1 2013

A federal court in California has given final approval to the settlement of a wage-and-hour class action against Starbucks Corp., including less than

Texas hospital refuses to hire employees with BMI exceeding 35

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 6 2012

Citizens Medical Center, located in Victoria, Texas, has reportedly instituted a prohibition on hiring any employee with a body mass index (BMI) higher than 35, or 210 pounds for an individual 5 feet, 5 inches tall or 245 pounds for someone 5-foot-10

EEOC sues meatpacker for alleged discrimination against Muslim employees

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 10 2010

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has reportedly filed lawsuits in Colorado and Nebraska federal courts against a meatpacking company that allegedly "created a hostile work environment for its Somali and Muslim employees due to their race, national origin, and religion."

DOL’s IG recommends that OSHA expand site-specific targeting

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 26 2012

The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) Office of Inspector General (IG) has released a report recommending that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) expand the types of employers inspected in the agency’s site-specific targeting program

Nicaraguan DBCP exposure claims settled by Dole

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • Nicaragua, USA
  • -
  • October 7 2011

Dole Food Co. has reportedly signed a definitive settlement agreement that could conclude five U.S. lawsuits and 33 lawsuits filed in Nicaragua by banana plantation workers purportedly exposed to the agricultural chemical DBCP (1,2-Dibromo- 3-chloropropane