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Ace Beverage Company — Claims on behalf of delivery drivers for second meal periods and third rest periods during shifts longer than ten hours.
Agility Fuel Systems — Claims for second meal periods and third rest periods during shifts that exceed ten hours on behalf of hourly warehouse employees, including shipping and receiving employees, production employees, welders, installers and drivers.
Allstate — Proposed consumer class action on behalf of automobile insurance policyholders due to Allstate’s practice of charging and collecting collision deductibles when customers are involved in collisions with uninsured drivers even though the insurance policy waives the deductible.
Amazon — Claims on behalf of warehouse employees for unpaid wages due to company practice requiring employees to go through on-premises security searches after clocking out for meal periods and at the end of the day, as well as failure to authorize and permit meal and rest breaks.
Ashley Furniture — Case brought on behalf of commission furniture sales associates for recovery of minimum wages. Class certified and on appeal to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
AutoNation — Case brought on behalf of automobile or service technicians or mechanics 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.
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." Following review by the California Supreme Court, class certified on meal period and rest period claims.
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.
Charter College — Claims on behalf of teaching staff for improper misclassification as exempt from overtime resulting failure to pay overtime and provide meal and rest periods.
Dignity Health — Claims on behalf of Registered Nurses who have been paid for missed meal or rest periods for failure to pay the proper hourly rate for meal and rest period premium payments.
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. Settlement on appeal in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
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.
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.
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.
Intuit — Case brought on behalf of Systems Engineers, Quality Assurance Engineers, Quality Assurance Analysts, Quality Assurance Systems Engineers, Quality Assurance Software Engineers, Information Technology Managers for improperly classifying as exempt from overtime resulting failure to pay overtime wages.
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.
Logitech — Claims for failure to pay overtime wages due to misclassification as exempt from overtime on behalf of Quality Assurance Engineers, Systems Engineers, Quality Assurance Analysts, Quality Assurance Testers, Product Quality Assurance Engineers, Cloud Engineers, Quality Assurance Lab Managers.
Massage Envy — Case brought on behalf of massage therapists and estheticians 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.
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.
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.
Shelly Automotive — Case brought on behalf of automobile or service technicians or mechanics 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.
Southern California Permanente Medical Group — Claim brought on behalf of all employees whose employment terminated any time three years before the complaint was filed for penalties related to failure to timely pay wages at termination.
Technical Solutions — Case brought on behalf of hourly field employees alleging employees were not paid for compensable travel time wages for travel between the office/shop and the job site and for improper “30-minute” wage deduction for meal periods that were not provided, failure to pay the proper overtime rate of pay for hours worked in excess of eight hours per day, double-time wages for hours worked in excess of twelve hours per day, failure to authorize and permit compliant meal and rest periods, and failure to reimburse employees for job-related business expenses.
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.
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 employees and consumers against numerous companies and entities. Examples include:
- Bank of America
- Fidelity Title
- 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
- DIII Transport
- H.J. Heinz
- Leslie Pools
- 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
- Les Schwab Tire Centers
- Liberty Mutual Insurance Co.
- Wells Fargo Mortgage