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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


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


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


Federal court approves Starbucks’ settlement of wage-and-hour class action
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 14 2013

A federal court in California has preliminarily approved a $3-million settlement of claims by state Starbucks Corp. employees that the company denied


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


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


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 to initiate ADR pilot project under whistleblower program
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 19 2012

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced the launch of an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) pilot project for complaints filed with the agency’s Whistleblower Protection Program


OSHA releases report on Voluntary Protection Program
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 14 2012

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently released a report on its Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) in response to congressional criticism of the program and the Government Accountability Office’s call for improved oversight