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7-Eleven Case brought on behalf of 7-Eleven Store Franchisees seeking to recover federal excise tax funds levied against pre-paid long distance telephone cards.
Acosta Claim for failure to fully reimburse travel expenses and failure to pay wages for all time worked.
Agilysys Case brought on behalf of Installation Specialists who were improperly classified as exempt from the overtime provisions.
Ashley Furniture Case brought on behalf of commission furniture sales associates for recovery of minimum wages.
Bank of America Case brought on behalf of bank tellers alleging Bank of America denied them thirty (30) minute meal periods and ten (10) minute rest breaks.
Beverly Star Car Rental Claim for failure to pay overtime.
Brinker International — Rest, meal period, and off-the-clock claim by California hourly restaurant employees, including "Chili's Grill and Bar," "Romano's Macaroni Grill," "Maggiano's Little Italy," "Corner Bakery Café," "Cozymel's Mexican Grill," and "On The Border." The Class certification order is currently before the California Supreme Court, and no date has been set for oral argument.
Burger King — Case brought on behalf of hourly fast food employees alleging meal and rest periods were not provided, employees were required to work while clocked out for a meal or rest period, and failure to compensate for overtime despite working over eight (8) hours a day and/or over forty (40) hours a week.
Burrtec Claim by drivers for illegal wage deductions and failure to provide rest and meal periods.
Catholic Healthcare West Misclassification claim on behalf of Information Technology employees for failure to pay overtime.
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center — Case brought on behalf of Information Technology employees for failure to be paid overtime wages despite working over eight (8) hours a day and/or forty (40) hours a week, as well as failure to be provided meal and rest periods.
DIII Transport — Case brought on behalf of drivers for claims of illegal wage deductions and failure to provide meal and rest periods. Drivers also allege they were not paid all overtime wages or the state's "prevailing wages" for work performed on public work sites.
EasySaver Rewards — Case alleging that Provide Commerce, Inc., owner of multiple internet companies, including Pro Flowers, fraudulently transmitted customer's credit card, debit card, and/or pay pal information to Encore Marketing, Inc. a third party, which charged the card or account without the authorization of the customer. Action is on behalf of customers whose information was transmitted and charges made without their approval.
EDCO Claim by drivers for illegal wage deductions and failure to provide rest and meal periods.
Electronic Data Systems — Misclassification claim on behalf of Information Technology and Quality Assurance employees for failure to pay overtime.
Equinox Holdings — Case brought on behalf of massage therapists, estheticians, and nail technicians for failure to pay wages for all hours worked, failure to pay the proper overtime rate, and failure to authorize and permit meal and rest breaks.
Farmers Insurance Group Misclassification claim on behalf of Information Technology employees for failure to pay overtime.
Fidelity Title — Action against provider of residential and commercial title insurance policies in California, on behalf of Sales Representatives, Title Representatives, Account Executives, and related positions for failure to reimburse employees for business expenses, and failure to pay wages owed at termination.
General Atomics — Case brought on behalf of employees improperly classified as exempt for recovery of overtime wages. It arises from a policy adopted by General Atomics in 2009 whereby all of its California-based exempt classified employees were required to report absences from daily work of any length, including partial-day absences as small as .1 hours (six minutes), which was then deducted against their vested vacation time.
H.J. Heinz — Case brought on behalf of all non-exempt hourly Todds Factory Employees in Irvine for rounding time entries, resulting in underpayment of regular and overtime wages.
Haseko Homes — Case alleging the developer and seller of residential units negligently and/or improperly installed hurricane straps onto the homes of class members, which caused property damage and also have the potential of causing serious bodily injury.
Hilton — Case brought on behalf of hourly employees for Hilton's policy of paying employees based on rounded, rather than actual time, and a uniform policy of failing to include all compensation earned in a workweek when calculating an employee's regular rate of pay. The issue of compelling arbitration is on appeal.
Hilton (PAGA) — Plaintiff seeks to enforce the Private Attorney General Act (PAGA) and recover penalties on behalf of aggrieved current and former hourly non-exempt employees for Hilton’s policy to pay employees based on rounded rather than actual time worked, which results in failure to: (1) pay all regular and overtime wages: (2) correctly calculate the regular rate of pay; (3) pay the required amount for missed meal period premiums; (4) issue accurate itemized wage statements; and (5) pay all wages due at termination.
IBM — Case brought on behalf of California-based Information-Technology (IT) employees for improper classification as exempt from overtime pay, resulting in the non-payment of overtime compensation to certain for hours worked in excess of 8 hours per day and/or in excess of 40 hours per week.
John Deere Water — Case brought on behalf of Machine Operators who were required to regularly work over 12 hours in a 24-hour time period without receiving appropriate overtime compensation, and were not provided with the requisite second 30-minute duty free meal period.
JK Residential Claim for failure to pay minimum wage to apartment managers.
Kaiser Foundation Hospitals — Case brought on behalf of all California-based current and former hourly employees alleging Kaiser failed to pay all hourly and overtime wages due to Kaiser's rounding of time entries, provide itemized wage statements, and to pay wages of terminated employees.
Kaiser (IT) Foundation Hospitals Misclassification claim on behalf of Information Technology employees for failure to pay overtime.
Les Schwab Tire Centers — This is certified class action brought on behalf of Managers and Assistant Managers for claims related to improper forfeiture of vacation time and pay. The Court denied certification of the misclassification claims, but granted certification of the vacation pay claim.
Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. Case was brought on behalf of insurance claims adjusters who were improperly classified as exempt and not paid overtime. The court certified the case in 2004, and Notice was sent to the class members. The parties filed cross-summary judgment motions, and Defendants filed a motion to decertify the class. The parties appealed the Court’s rulings on those motions, and the case was on appeal for six years. After multiple appeals, the court determined that defendants are liable to the members of the certified class of insurance claims adjusters and must pay them overtime wages for hours worked over eight in a day or 40 in a week.
Leslie Pools Claim for failure to reimburse for tool expenses.
Macy's — Case brought on behalf of all former employees for Macy's failure to timely pay employees all wages owing on the date of their separation from employment.
Maxim Healthcare Claim for failure to reimburse nurses and home health aides for travel and equipment expenses, failure to pay overtime, failure to provide rest and meal periods.
Northrop Grumman Corporation Misclassification claim on behalf of Information Technology employees for failure to pay overtime.
Pacific Bell Telephone Co. — Case brought by Premise Technicians for failure by the employer to provide accurate wage statements.
Penske Logistics and Truck Leasing (Whirlpool) — This is a certified class action on behalf of delivery drivers and installers who were assigned to Penske's California Whirlpool account alleging failure to provide lunch and rest breaks, pay overtime and reimburse business expenses.
Penske Logistics and Truck Leasing — Case brought on behalf of hourly employees for Penske's use of an automatic 30-minute meal period deduction for its hourly Driver employees, which results in illegal wage deductions and wage forfeiture.
PICS Claim for failure to pay travel time and provide all meal periods.
Primedia — Case brought on behalf of Account Executives employed by Primedia, Inc. and Consumer Source Holdings, Inc. for reimbursement of work-related business expenses, such as business mileage and home office expenses, including home phone and facsimile charges, internet usage, and office supplies.
Republic Claim by drivers for illegal wage deductions and failure to provide rest and meal periods.
Rite Aid — Action on behalf of California Pharmacists for denial of a rest period for every four (4) hours worked, and denial of a meal period for every five (5) hours worked, with no compensation in lieu of the missed break period.
Sedgwick Claims Management — Misclassification action on behalf of insurance Clams Managers for overtime and meal and rest period violations. The case is stayed pending the Harris v. Liberty Mutual case currently pending before the California Supreme Court.
Target — Case brought on behalf of seasonal or temporary employees who were not paid all wages owed to them on the date of their termination.
TJX — Case brought on behalf of individuals who were not timely paid all wages owed to them when they were terminated or resigned.
Union Bank Misclassification claim on behalf of Information Technology employees for failure to pay overtime.
Wells Fargo Mortgage Claim on behalf mortgage consultants for illegal wage deductions and failure to fully reimburse expenses.
WesTower Communications — Case brought by a former hourly field employee of WesTower Communications, Inc. alleging employees were not paid for time required to travel to a loading yard, load materials, tools and equipment and travel to an assigned location to begin the work of constructing and/or maintaining the cellular towers.
Cohelan Khoury & Singer has obtained class settlements for over 650,000 employees and consumers against numerous companies and entities. Examples include:
- Joe's Crab Shack
- Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
- Sprint PCS
- Hertz Limited Edition
- 99 Cents Only Stores
- Bath & Body Works
- Home Depot
- WH Smith
- Men’s Wearhouse
- US Foodservice
- Wells Fargo Mortgage
- Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse
- CBS Radio
- Ethan Allen
- Southern California Edison
- VM Ware
- Zip Realty
- Radio Disney
- Alfred Angelo
- Dunbar Armored
- AT&T Services
- Domino's Pizza
- The Home Loan Group
- World Savings
- Del Taco
- Barclays Global Investors
- Countrywide Home Loans
- Hawaii Child Support Enforcement Authority
- City of San Diego
- Michaels Craft Stores
- Wyndham International
- Mimi’s Café
- Cisco Systems
- RBS Lynk
- Gordon Biersch
- Standard Concrete
- Daily Grill
- TD Ameritrade
- Pep Boys
- Western Digital
- Juniper Networks
- Sutter Health
- Waste Management
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