Posts Tagged ‘Lawsuit’

May
2015
7

Driver Whose Face Was Slashed by a Passenger Suing Uber for Workers’ Compensation Insurance

Driver Whose Face Was Slashed by a Passenger Suing Uber for Workers' Compensation Insurance
  An Uber X driver who had his face slashed in an unprovoked attack by a passenger has filed a lawsuit in San Francisco Superior Court seeking workers’ compensation insurance coverage from Uber Technologies.  The lawsuit also seeks damages and penalties against Uber as well as class action status.   56-year-old Adbo Ghazi is a…
Mar
2015
12

AFL-CIO, Machinists, USW File Lawsuit to Halt Wisconsin’s “Right-to-Work” Law

AFL-CIO, Machinists, USW File Lawsuit to Halt Wisconsin's
  The Wisconsin AFL-CIO and two unions have filed a lawsuit seeking both temporary and permanent injunctions against the “Right-to-Work” legislation signed into law on Monday by Governor Scott Walker.   The lawsuit names Walker, Attorney General Brad Schimel, and members of the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission as defendants….
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Jul
2014
14

Out of Hospital Following Tragic Highway Wreck, Tracy Morgan Sues Walmart Over Overworked Trucker

Out of Hospital Following Tragic Highway Wreck, Tracy Morgan Sues Walmart Over Overworked Trucker
  A month after his limousine was hit by a tractor trailer on the New Jersey Turnpike, actor Tracy Morgan has been released from a rehabilitation facility and has announced a lawsuit against Walmart.   According to the lawsuit, the driver involved in the incident — which killed one and injured three — had traveled [&hellip…;
Feb
2014
27

Laid Off IL Coal Miners Sue for Health Benefits, Companies Claim They Never Signed CBA

  Nearly 190 coal miners laid off in December are claiming in a federal lawsuit that they are owed 12 months of health insurance according to their collective bargaining agreement.  The affected worked at the Crown III mine in Macoupin County, Illinois.  The lawsuit names Springfield Coal Company and Tri-County Coal.   Attorneys for the…
Jan
2014
24

Oakland Raiders Cheerleaders File Suit Claiming Team Pays $5 Hourly Wage, and Late

Oakland Raiders Cheerleaders File Suit Claiming Team Pays $5 Hourly Wage, and Late
  For the Raiderettes, the privilege of cheering for a 4-12 team is no longer enough. Now the ladies in black and silver want the organization to actually follow labor law.   A lawsuit brought forward in Alameda County Superior Court on behalf of current and former cheerleaders alleges that the Raiders have engaged in [&hellip…;
Jul
2013
23

Northern Ohio Building Trades Sue School Officials for Rescinding Project Labor Agreement

  In Northern Ohio, a fight has been brewing surrounding Project Labor Agreements (PLAs).  In March, the Lorain City Council scrapped PLAs, in particular the implementation of one for local high school construction. The 8-2 anti-PLA vote went against the wishes of Mayor Chase Ritenauer.  Now, the North Central Ohio Building and Construction…
Jul
2013
22

NJ Supreme Court Issues Decision Which Strengthens Workplace Bias Laws in Favor of Employees

NJ Supreme Court Issues Decision Which Strengthens Workplace Bias Laws in Favor of Employees
  Last week, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled in favor of a UPS employee who sued the company after being demoted.  The plaintiff claimed his demotion was retaliation for complaining about denigrating remarks in the workplace.  In a unanimous decision, the state’s high court ruled that employers who engage in derogatory remarks…
Jul
2013
5

Ms. Classification: Former Lady Gaga Assistant Suing for $380,000 of Unpaid Overtime

Ms. Classification: Former Lady Gaga Assistant Suing for $380,000 of Unpaid Overtime
  A former assistant to singer Lady Gaga is taking her former employer to court for unpaid overtime after being forced to be “on call” for 24 hours a day. Gaga paid the worker as if she was exempt from overtime due to “administrative exemptions.”  However, the guidelines for such an exemption are similar to [&hellip…;
May
2013
22

NLRB Grants USW Access to Caterpillar Facility for Safety Inspection Following Worker Fatality

  The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has sided with unions in a case pertaining to access to company facilities for health and safety inspections. The United Steelworkers took legal action following a fatal accident at a Caterpillar facility. In NLRB case No. 97, Caterpillar objected to the request for access to the facility claiming…