employees

02/19/2013

Domino’s Pizza Drivers Decertified in Class Action for Tips

Recently the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decertified the Domino’s Pizza Drivers class action lawsuit brought by 1,600 delivery drivers against the company for wrongfully denying them tips in violation of the Minnesota Fair Labor Standards Act. We are currently evaluating claims by hospitality workers, such as Domino’s Pizza delivery drivers, who have had gratuities wrongfully withheld from them. Workers may have the right to bring a class action lawsuit for violation of wage and hour laws or... Read More
01/11/2012

Workers Have Right to Class-Action Lawsuits Against Bosses: NLRB

Last week, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled that it is illegal for employers to require their workers to sign mandatory arbitration agreements that prevent them from joining together to file class-action employment-related lawsuits. According to Alex Colvin of Cornell University School for Industrial and Labor Relations, 25 percent of nonunion employees are currently forced to sign mandatory arbitration agreements as a condition of employment that prevents them from filing class-action lawsuits. Read more:... Read More
11/02/2011

Update: Audet & Partners, LLP Opposes Private Arbitration Against The Finish Line, Inc.

Audet & Partners, LLP recently filed a lawsuit for invasion of privacy in Federal Court against The Finish Line, Inc., a nationwide sports apparel retailer. The Complaint alleges, inter alia, that the company’s manager in the Milpitas, California store set up a hidden video camera in the change room and restroom to secretly record female employees. Finish Line responded to the lawsuit by filing a motion to dismiss the case from Federal Court, and to force the  five current and... Read More
08/09/2011

Retailer “Finish Line” and Defendant “David Meyer” Sued Over Bathroom Video Taping.

Defendant Finish Line is a Delaware corporation with its principal place of business in Indianapolis, Indiana. Finish Line is a premium retailer of athletic shoes, apparel, and accessories. Currently, Finish Line owns and operates 660 stores in malls across the United States, including 44 stores throughout the state of California. On multiple occasions, between approximately December 2009 and April 2010, during regular business hours and while acting within the scope of his employment, Defendant Meyer secretly placed a concealed video camera... Read More
10/29/2009

Calif. jury awards $16M in radio contestant death

"A Sacramento County jury has awarded $16.5 million to the family of a 28-year-old woman who died after participating in a radio station's water-drinking contest.Jennifer Strange, a mother of three, died of acute water intoxication in January 2007 after the challenge to see which contestant could drink the most water without going to the bathroom. A Nintendo Wii video game system was the prize for winning the 'Hold Your Wee for a Wii' contest.On Thursday, jurors found Philadelphia-based Entercom Communications... Read More