Entries by Peder

Court Grants Preliminary Approval to Settlement of Pay Equity Class Action Against Google Providing $118 Million in Class Monetary Relief and Comprehensive Injunctive Relief

On July 25, 2022, San Francisco Superior Judge Andrew YS Cheng granted preliminary approval to the settlement of the pay equity class action against Google in Ellis v. Google LLC, No. CGC-17-561299.  Under the settlement, Google will pay $118 million and will modify its leveling and pay equity practices.  The settlement covers approximately 16,500 female […]

Inland Empire United and Latino Voters Challenge Riverside County’s Discriminatory Redistricting under the California FAIR MAPS Act and California Constitution

On June 14, 2022, community advocacy organization Inland Empire United and six Latino Riverside County voters filed suit against Riverside County, its Board of Supervisors, and its Registrar of Voters challenging the County’s 2021 Board of Supervisors redistricting plan under the California FAIR MAPS Act and California Constitution.  Latinos make up nearly half of all […]

Plaintiffs and Google Agree to $118 Million Settlement of Pay Equity Class Action

Plaintiffs’ law firms Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP and Altshuler Berzon LLP announce today that Plaintiffs have reached an agreement with Defendant Google LLC ( “Google”), in which Google will pay $118 million to settle a class action gender discrimination lawsuit, Ellis v. Google LLC, No. CGC-17-561299, pending since 2017. The settlement covers approximately 15,500 […]

Ninth Circuit Rejects Challenge to Home Care Provider Union Dues Deductions

On June 8, 2022, the Ninth Circuit issued a published opinion dismissing claims that deducting voluntary union dues from the paychecks of home care providers violates the First Amendment and the Medicaid Act.  The plaintiffs in the two related cases, who were represented by anti-union advocacy groups, argued that the deduction of voluntarily authorized union […]

Federal District Court Denies Preliminary Injunction, Allowing Continued Enforcement of San Jose Unified School District’s Non-Discrimination Policy

On June 1, 2022, Judge Haywood Gilliam of the Northern District of California denied a preliminary injunction requested by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), which sought to enjoin the San Jose Unified School District’s application of its non-discrimination policy to an FCA-affiliated student group.  The District requires high school clubs that seek Associated Student […]

Stanford and Packard Nurses, Represented by Altshuler Berzon LLP, Win New Industry-Leading Contracts After One-Week Strike

May 3, 2022 – On Sunday, May 1, an overwhelming majority of the approximately 5,000 Nurses at Stanford Health Care and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford represented by the Committee for Recognition of Nursing Achievement (CRONA) voted to ratify new collective bargaining agreements. The new labor contracts include improvements in every priority area identified […]

Stanford and Packard Nurses, Represented by Altshuler Berzon LLP, Go On Strike in Collective Bargaining Dispute

April 25, 2022 – Some 5,000 nurses at Stanford Health Care and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford went on strike on Monday morning, April 25, for better wages, benefits, and working conditions, after 93 percent voted to authorize a strike.  Contract negotiations between the hospitals’ management and the Committee for Recognition of Nursing Achievement […]

Altshuler Berzon LLP Named West Coast Labor & Employment Firm of the Year by Benchmark Litigation

Benchmark Litigation honored Altshuler Berzon LLP with its Labor & Employment Firm of the Year – West Coast Award. Benchmark Litigation’s annual awards recognize distinguished litigators and firms for the work they’ve conducted in the past year, using peer review-based research and submissions to help determine the most impactful cases and the lawyers and law […]

Altshuler Berzon LLP seeks fair wages for community college part-time faculty

Altshuler Berzon LLP has filed a class action lawsuit against the Long Beach Community College District seeking to change the District’s compensation practices for part-time instructional faculty and obtain damages for minimum wages owed. The lawsuit alleges that the district’s compensation structure for part-time instructional faculty, also known as adjunct faculty, violates California minimum wage […]