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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


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


Insurer claims policy does not cover diacetyl claim damages
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 4 2011

An insurer that issued commercial umbrella policies to a company that makes flavorings ingredients, including those used in butter-flavored microwave popcorn, is seeking a declaration that it has no obligation under those policies to defend or indemnify the company in lawsuits alleging respiratory injury from exposure to diacetyl


OSHA cites flavoring company over diacetyl exposure
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 12 2013

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has reportedly cited Natural Flavors Inc. for 12 alleged workplace safety and health


Starbucks’ tip-distribution policy upheld in New York
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 28 2013

Answering two of the questions certified to it by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, New York's high court has determined that Starbucks Corp. can


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


Batali and Bastianich targeted in new restaurant worker lawsuit
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 15 2010

Twenty-seven waiters, busboys and others at New York City's Del Posto restaurant have reportedly filed a lawsuit against owner Mario Batali and partners Joseph and Lidia Bastianich, claiming that they were not paid a legal wage


Popcorn lung alleged against diacetyl makers and sellers
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 16 2011

A number of former employees of an animal-food flavoring maker have sued companies that make or sell the butter-flavoring chemical diacetyl, alleging that occupational exposure caused them to contract a debilitating lung disease known as bronchiolitis obliterans (or popcorn lung


EEOC’s discrimination claims against Hawaiian farming operations narrowed
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 16 2012

A federal court in Hawaii has dismissed in part a complaint filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against farmers and a recruiting company that allegedly mistreated Thai workers


NLRB judge finds fast-food Facebook post encouraged harassment of union supporter
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 27 2012

A National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) administrative law judge has determined that the owner of 10 Jimmy John’s fast-food restaurants in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area violated federal law during a labor dispute by, among other matters, posting a pro-union employee’s phone number on its Facebook page and suggesting that members text the employee to “let him know how they feel.”