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employment law notes
We invite you to review our newly-posted March 2012 California Employment Law Notes – a comprehensive review of the latest and most significant developments in California employment law. The highlights include: Teacher/Minister's Disability Discrimination Claim Is Barred By The First...
California Law Should Have Been Applied To Determine If Drivers Were Employees Or Independent Contractors
Ruiz v. Affinity Logistics Corp., 2012 WL 388171 (9th Cir. 2012) Fernando Ruiz and similarly situated drivers filed a class action against Affinity alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act and California law for failure to pay overtime, failure to pay wages, improper charges for workers'...
Duran v. U.S. Bank Nat'l Ass'n, 2012 WL 366590 (Cal. Ct. App. 2012) U.S. Bank ("USB") appealed a $15 million judgment that was entered against it following a bifurcated bench trial. The plaintiffs are 260 current and former business banking officers who claimed they were misclassified by...
Thurman v. Bayshore Transit Mgmt., Inc., 2012 WL 604037 (Cal. Ct. App. 2012) Leander Thurman sued Bayshore for alleged violations of the Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 ("PAGA") and the Unfair Competition Law and, following a bench trial, a judgment was entered imposing civil...
Shelley v. Geren, 666 F.3d 599 (9th Cir. 2012) After Devon Scott Shelley applied for but was not promoted to be Chief of Contracting for the Army Corps of Engineers, he filed this lawsuit alleging age discrimination in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. The district court...