Posts Tagged 'workplace lawsuits'

It Took a Lawsuit to Get a McDonald’s Franchise Owner to Protect His Employees from COVID-19

mcdonalds franchise owner sued over lack of covid-19 precautionsAs the delta variant of COVID-19 continues to cause an unprecedented surge in new infections across the United States, one McDonald’s franchise operator is finally doing his part to protect his employees – after if it took a lawsuit to make it happen.

The suit was filed against Michael Smith, the operator of an Oakland, California McDonald’s location after, according to the plaintiffs’ claims, he completely ...

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Missed Lunches Add to Amazon Labor Lawsuit Woes

amazon sued once again over wage theft and missed lunch claimsA former Amazon warehouse employee is suing the online retail giant alleging that scheduling issues routinely led to workers missing large chunks of their lunch breaks – or missing them entirely – and then working unpaid overtime to complete their tasks for the day. The case is the latest in a long line of wage and labor related lawsuits dogging the company even ...

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Spike in Workplace Lawsuits Driven Largely by COVID-19

pandemic led to hundreds of additional workplace lawsuits in 20202020 broke records across the board when it came to workplace-related lawsuits, particularly class-action lawsuits filed by groups of employees banding together to take on their employers’ approach to workplace safety, pay, and leave policies. The lawsuits were driven in large part by COVID-19 and its profound impact on how we view work in this country.

Over 1,000 workplace-related lawsuits were filed in one of the most tumultuous ...

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