Senior counsel David J. Fishman and associate Janet S. Soultanian successfully argued against an outside salesperson claiming unpaid wages pursuant to a written contract, waiting time penalties, liquidated and interest amounting to over $4,000 in a claim filed with the California Labor Commissioner against her former employer, a pharmacy. She recalled she worked 8 hours…

In a putative wage and hour class action against one of the firm’s well known hotel clients, in which they had previously obtained summary adjudication of Plaintiff’s meal and rest period penalty rate claim (see February 22, 2017 Verdicts/Favorable Outcomes), Richard Rosenberg and David Fishman obtained summary judgment with respect to Plaintiff’s remaining claims. Plaintiff’s…

In a putative wage and hour class action against one of the firm’s well-known hotel clients, Richard Rosenberg and David Fishman obtained summary adjudication on Plaintiff’s meal / rest period penalty rate claim. Plaintiff alleged that our client was required to pay meal / rest period penalties at the “regular rate of pay” (i.e., the…

Event Synopsis: Class and representative wage and hour lawsuits continue to plague employers across the country.  The costs and risks associated with prolonged litigation often means early settlement is the best course for both employers and employees.  Because of the unique nature of class and representative action settlements, it is crucial for employment litigators and…

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