CVS Overtime Pay Suit Settles for $900,000 – Ottinger

  The CVS overtime pay suit involving nearly 2300 warehouse employees settled for $900,000.  The employees alleged that they were not compensated for time spent waiting for security screening in order to enter and exit the warehouse facility and time spent changing into their work aprons. The judge has been asked to approve the terms…

FMLA Suits Rise Sharply – Ottinger Law

 FMLA suits are on the rise according to a recent Wall Street Journal article.  The article states that the number of FMLA suits rose from 291 in 2012 to 877 in 2013.  Recent FMLA suits are arising from a number of factors, ranging from denial of leave to termination of employees who are on a…

Linkedin Off The Clock Overtime Case Nets $6M – Ottinger

Linkedin recently settled an off the clock overtime case for nearly $6 million.   The settlement followed an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor involving 400 current and former employees in California, Illinois, Nebraska, and New York. Off the Clock Overtime Claims against Linkedin The Department of Labor launched an investigation into LinkedIn’s off…

Tinder Sexual Harassment Suit Alleges Dirty Deeds

  A Tinder sexual harassment suit alleges that the founders of the dating app abused their power against a femail executive. Former vice president of marketing, Whitney Wolfe, sued for sexual harassment, gender discrimination, failure to prevent harassment, retaliation, and defamation in Los Angeles County Superior Court. Allegations Of The Tinder Sexual Harassment Suit In…

Retaliation in California For Reporting Discrimination – Ottinger

Retaliation in California occurs when an employee engages in “protected activity” and, as a result, is  subjected to an “adverse employment action.” The California Supreme Court examined the key elements of retaliation in California in Yanowitz v. L’Oreal USA, Inc.    The Court explained that opposition to discrimination is protected, even where the employee opposing the…