Banta v. American Medical Response
A wage and hour class action and private attorney general action involving claims for failure to provide off-duty meal and rest periods. This lawsuit is brough on behalf of a proposed class of Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics (collectively “EMTS”) who have worked for American Medical Response in Southern California at any time from June 9, 2004 to the present.
Steve Nguyen v. Irvine Auto Retail I, dba Norm Reeves Honda
A PAGA action involving claims for failure to provide meal and rest breaks, failure to pay wages, and failure to provide accurate wage statements. This representative action is brought on behalf of all non-exempt employees who have worked for Norm Reeves Honda from August 2018 to the present.
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Featured Settled Cases
Jasper v. C.R. England, Inc.
A wage and hour class action involving claims for meal and rest breaks, unlawful deductions, and late payment of wages asserted by long haul truck drivers residing in California. After obtaining class certification as to four separate classes, the court granted summary judgment in favor of the “late payment” of wages class and the parties ultimately reached a class settlement of $9.8 million.
Hanesegholyan v. Wells Fargo Bank
This action, recently settled as a consolidated case involving Alameda and Los Angeles County actions, involved unpaid overtime wages for “off-the-clock” work by a putative class of 16,000 current and former personal bankers. Plaintiffs obtained final approval of a class settlement of $27.5 million.
Gonzalez v. SimplexGrinnell LP
A wage and hour class action involving claims for unpaid wages based on the time fire safety technicians spend driving to and from work assignments in company-supplied work vehicles. Plaintiffs obtained class certification (see the published decision of Gonzalez v. SimplexGrinnell 289 F.R.D. 463 (2013), and the parties reached a class settlement of $3.5 million.
Copeland v. Verizon Business Network Services, Inc.
A wage and hour class action involving claims for nonpayment of commissions, misclassification of employees, and late payment of final wages. Plaintiff obtained class certification and obtained final approval of a class settlement of $3.5 million.
Peabody v. Time Warner
This action in the Central District of California involved claims for non-payment of commissions and overtime wages. Following certification of a key legal question by the Ninth Circuit the California Supreme Court ruled in favor of Plaintiff and in doing so clarified a key legal question of first impression pertaining to the commissioned sales exemption in the published decision of Peabody v. Time Warner Cable, Inc.,59 Cal.4th 662 (2014).
Pereira v. Anderson LA, Inc.
A wage and hour class action involving claims for meal and rest breaks, inaccurate wage statements, and failure to timely pay final wages. After extensive discovery and investigation, Plaintiff obtained approval of a class settlement of $1 million.
Lopez v The Container Store Group, Inc.
This action in Los Angeles Superior Court involved claims for “reporting pay” and spilt-shift premiums” by a class of approximately nine thousand retail employees. Plaintiffs obtained class certification and final approval of settlement.
Van Meter v. Beverage and Food Group, Inc.
This action in Orange County Superior Court involved claims for unpaid travel time, “off-the-clock” work, and failure to provide meal and rest breaks. After extensive discovery and motion practice, Plaintiff obtained final approval of a class-wide settlement.
Woodard v. The San Diego Union-Tribune, LLC
This action, in San Diego Superior Court, involved claims arising from misclassification of sales personnel under the Outside Sales Exemption and the resulting failure to pay overtime. Extensive discovery was conducted and the case was settled following negotiations during mediation.
Martinez v. AllWork, Inc., et al.
This action, involved claims arising from the uncompensated travel time of Market Specialist/Beauty Consultants who traveled from their homes to retail locations, which were the defendants’ clients. Significant discovery was conducted and the case was settled following negotiations during mediation.