Posts Tagged ‘Settlement’

Sep
2016
28

The $1M Wage Theft Settlement with Senate Cafeteria Staff? Some Workers are Getting $240.

The $1M Wage Theft Settlement with Senate Cafeteria Staff? Some Workers are Getting $240.
  Back in July, we posted about the $1 million in backpay owed to Senate cafeteria workers by federal contractors. The Department of Labor forced Compass Group to compensate their employees and make up for the “oversight,” but it appears the embattled cafeteria workers still aren’t getting a fair shake. In a recent piece for...
Jun
2016
24

FedEx Ground Settles Decade-Old Misclassification Case: $240M Across 20 States

FedEx Ground Settles Decade-Old Misclassification Case: $240M Across 20 States
  For over 10 years, FedEx Ground has been battling claims that it misclassified its drivers as independent contractors. But they finally settled. Late last week the company announced a $240 million payout spanning 20 states. The cash will be divided between more than 12,000 ground division drivers. According to the lead lawyer for the...
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Apr
2016
25

Latest $100M Uber Settlement Still a Loss for Workers in Employee Misclassification Battle

Latest $100M Uber Settlement Still a Loss for Workers in Employee Misclassification Battle
  Uber has reached a settlement which will result in 385,000 Massachusetts and California drivers receiving $100 million.  Though the monetary compensation will apply only to drivers in those two states, it will also spur major policy changes that will apply to Uber drivers nationwide.  The settlement must still be approved by a judge. On...
Feb
2015
19

Throwback Thursday: Trucking Company Slammed with $15 Million Settlement for, um, SEGREGATING its Warehouse (Really.)

Throwback Thursday: Trucking Company Slammed with $15 Million Settlement for, um, SEGREGATING its Warehouse (Really.)
  A jury in Colorado has awarded seven plaintiffs nearly $15 million in a massive racial discrimination case.  Six of the plaintiffs are black and the seventh is a white whistleblower; they are all warehouse workers at Matheson Trucking and Matheson Flight Extenders, Inc., which handles mail for the United States Postal Service and private...
Jan
2015
23

Settlement Means Lockheed Martin Owes $200,000 in Prevailing Wages to 18 Workers

Settlement Means Lockheed Martin Owes $200,000 in Prevailing Wages to 18 Workers
  Lockheed Martin has agreed to a settlement in which it will pay $210,000 in backpay to 18 employees who were not paid the prevailing wage.  The violations occurred between May of 2011 and October of 2012 at the Coast Guard facility near Petaluma, California.  As part of the settlement, Lockheed Martin will retain its [&hellip...
Jul
2014
29

$800 Million Asbestos Settlement Will End Rust-Oleum Maker’s Worker Harming Days

$800 Million Asbestos Settlement Will End Rust-Oleum Maker's Worker Harming Days
  The Medina, OH based RPM International, makers of Rust-Oleum and other specialty paints, has agreed to spend nearly $800 million to fund a trust that would resolve asbestos-based personal injury claims against the company.  The settlement is less than the $1.17 billion a judge had previously suggested they could owe and still needs to...
Apr
2014
24

It Took 14 Years, But Boeing Now Owes Its Engineers $47 Million

It Took 14 Years, But Boeing Now Owes Its Engineers $47 Million
  In 2001, Boeing denied workers at two southern California plants the ability to unionize. Now, after 14 years of appeals, they will finally have to make good on the American promise of the right to organization.   An arbitrator has sided with the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA)/International Federation of...
Mar
2014
18

Super-Sized Settlement: 1,600 NYC McDonald’s Workers Will Receive $500,000 in Back Pay

Super-Sized Settlement: 1,600 NYC McDonald's Workers Will Receive $500,000 in Back Pay
  The Huffington Post‘s Dave Jamieson reports that the state of New York has reached an agreement with the owner of seven Manhattan McDonald’s locations that will result in 1,600 current and former employees receiving a combined $500,000 in back pay.  An investigation by the Labor Bureau found that workers were not properly...
Feb
2014
28

NY AG Cracks Whip on Another Unscrupulous Contractor, $115,000 in Back Wages Paid Out

  The office of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has announced the guilty pleas of Universal Steel Fabricators, Inc. and its owners on charges they failed to pay the prevailing wage on a publicly-funded project. In addition, they falsified payrolls.   The company will pay six of its workers $115,000 in back wages and [&hellip...
Dec
2013
16

Walmart Contractor Pays $4.7M Overtime Wage Settlement, Avoids Admitting Wrongdoing

Walmart Contractor Pays $4.7M Overtime Wage Settlement, Avoids Admitting Wrongdoing
  Schneider Logistics, a contractor which runs a Walmart distribution center in Mira Loma, California, agreed to pay $4.7 million to as many as 568 workers as part of a settlement stemming from a case in the federal court system.  A judge granted preliminary approval of the settlement last week.   Schneider Logistics was accused [&hellip...
Oct
2013
7

NY AG Schneiderman Dons Capitalist Cape, Will Sue Wells Fargo Over Foreclosure Settlement Abuses

NY AG Schneiderman Dons Capitalist Cape, Will Sue Wells Fargo Over Foreclosure Settlement Abuses
  New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is bringing forward a lawsuit against Wells Fargo which claims the nation’s largest home lender flouted the terms of its multibillion dollar settlement aimed at stopping foreclosure abuses.  The lawsuit aims to force compliance with the principles agreed upon in the settlement.  It would...
Jun
2013
3

Wrongful Termination Following Whistleblowing at Medical Center Results in $2 Million Settlement

Wrongful Termination Following Whistleblowing at Medical Center Results in $2 Million Settlement
  A worker at the Bayonne Medical Center in Bayonne, NJ, has been awarded $2.1 million after suing his employer under the New Jersey Whistleblower Law.   Ceferino Doculan, a 20-year veteran of the hospital, was unfairly terminated after pointing out improper procedures at the Medical Center.  A jury awarded him punitive damages, $80,000 in...