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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


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


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


Fast-food worker alleges pregnancy-related discrimination
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 29 2014

A fast-food worker in Oregon has reportedly sued her former employer, seeking $242,000 in damages on the ground that she was discharged because she


California court dismisses banana plantation lawsuit
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 10 2012

A California Superior Court has reportedly dismissed a lawsuit filed by nearly 3,000 Philippine banana plantation workers who claimed that exposure to the pesticide 1,2-Dibromo-3-chloropropane (DBCP) more than 30 years ago caused physical and mental injury including sterility, testicular atrophy, miscarriages, and cancer


Court applies de minimis defense to wage-and-hour claim against Starbucks
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 14 2014

A federal court in California has determined that the tasks an employee performed only when working the closing shift for Starbucks Corp. consumed a


OSHA to revise employer reporting requirements for fatalities, injuries, amputations
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 1 2011

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that would revise recordkeeping and reporting requirements for work-related injuries and illnesses


Former Chili’s employee sues over wages
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 23 2011

A California resident has filed a putative class action against Brinker International, Inc., alleging that when she worked for one of its Chili’s Grill & Bar Restaurants she was not paid minimum wage, because the company “fraudulently and maliciously caused Plaintiff and Class members to make up the restaurants’ cash shortages.”


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


EEOC files gender discrimination complaint against food distributor
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 21 2013

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a complaint against Performance Food Group, Inc., alleging that it had a "standard