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Farm workers sue California over heat-related death and illness
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 19 2012

The United Farm Workers has reportedly filed a lawsuit against the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (CalOSHA) over its alleged “systemic failure” to enforce a 7-year-old regulation requiring farmers to provide water, shade and rest to employees to prevent heat illness or death


First Circuit upholds $14.1-million judgment in Starbucks tip-sharing class action
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 16 2012

The First Circuit Court of Appeals has determined, as a matter of first impression, that Starbucks Corp. violated a Massachusetts law prohibiting restaurant tips to be shared with employees who have managerial responsibilities, because the “upscale coffee house” chain allowed tips collected in tip jars by the cash registers of its Massachusetts shops to be shared by shift supervisors and baristas


No class certification in Labor Code suit against Starbucks
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 31 2014

A federal court in California has refused to certify four classes of Starbucks employees in litigation alleging that its rest break policy and


Ninth Circuit issues ruling on seasonal farm-worker wages
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 15 2011

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that the owner of peach and pear orchards in Oregon violated the law by crediting its seasonal workers' housing costs toward their minimum wage and by paying them the day after their last workday


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


NLRB General Counsel to name McDonald’s as joint employer
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 1 2014

National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel Richard Griffin has reportedly determined that McDonald's, USA, LLC will be named as a "joint


Salesman seeks damages for obesity discrimination
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 21 2013

A salesman has reportedly filed a discrimination lawsuit against his former employer in a New York state court alleging that the employer, who had


Rudd Center Survey Finds Support for Laws Against Weight Discrimination
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • December 11 2015

The University of Connecticut's Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity has conducted a study assessing public support for policies and laws that would


Idaho “ag-gag” statute struck down
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 7 2015

An Idaho federal court has invalidated a state law that criminalized undercover investigations at agricultural manufacturing plants, finding that the


Employees forced to buy Bob Evans uniforms sue for unpaid minimum wages
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 7 2014

Bob Evans servers who were paid under the "tip credit" provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) claim in a collective action filed in a