Entries by Peder

Court Certifies Class of Almost 100 Sexual Harassment Survivors Seeking Justice From McDonald’s Restaurant Where They Worked

On December 29, 2021, the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan certified a class of 95 women who allege they all suffered sexual harassment at the hands of the same manager while employed at a franchised McDonald’s restaurant.  The lawsuit, Ries v. McDonald’s, alleges a years-long pattern of unchecked sexual harassment at […]

Altshuler Berzon LLP Files Union Amicus Brief to the Supreme Court Supporting Stay of Injunction Against CMS Healthcare Industry Vaccination Regulation

On Wednesday, December 22, 2021, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), and the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) filed amicus curiae briefs in two cases in the United States Supreme Court: Biden v. Missouri, No. 21A240, and Becerra v. Louisiana, No. 21A241. In these cases, two district courts issued […]

Altshuler Berzon LLP Partner Named a “Top 100” California Attorney

Michael Rubin honored for fifth year in a row September 15, 2021 – California’s legal newspaper, the “Daily Journal,” today named Altshuler Berzon LLP partner Michael Rubin as one of California’s “Top 100 Attorneys.” This is the fifth straight year the “Daily Journal” has named Michael to the Top 100, and it has regularly named […]

Workers at Oakland McDonald’s Restaurant Reach Precedent-Setting Settlement

August 11, 2021 – When a COVID-19 outbreak at the Telegraph Ave. McDonald’s restaurant in Oakland threatened workers and their families, four workers filed a public nuisance lawsuit in Alameda County Superior Court and sought a temporary restraining order (TRO) to ensure that the restaurant implemented necessary safety measures.  The court granted plaintiffs’ requested relief […]

Settlement with California’s Employment Development Department Requires Immediate Payments to Hundreds of Thousands of Unemployed Californians

EDD agrees to sweeping changes in how it handles continuing unemployment insurance claims July 23, 2021 – In a groundbreaking settlement negotiated by Altshuler Berzon LLP on behalf of the Center for Workers’ Rights, California’s Employment Development Department has agreed to make significant changes in how it processes unemployment insurance claims and to immediately pay […]

Court Refuses to Toss Case Against McDonald’s for Sexual Harassment at 100 Corporate Operated Restaurants in Florida

July 20, 2021 – In April 2020, Altshuler Berzon LLP, with co-counsel, filed a putative class action lawsuit against McDonald’s, on behalf of all women who work at McDonald’s corporate owned and operated restaurants in Florida.  The lawsuit, Fairley et al. v. McDonald’s Corp., et al.,  alleges a pattern of unchecked sexual harassment at 100 restaurants […]

California Supreme Court Rules that Meal and Rest Period Premium Pay Must Include All Forms of Nondiscretionary Compensation

In a significant victory for California workers, the California Supreme Court ruled on July 15, 2021, in Ferra v. Loews Hollywood Hotel, LLC, that the premium pay owed to an employee who does not receive a legally compliant meal or rest period is calculated by incorporating all forms of nondiscretionary compensation owed to the employee. Labor […]

Former Altshuler Berzon LLP Attorney Nominated to Ninth Circuit

Jennifer Sung to be the third former Altshuler Berzon attorney tapped for the federal bench June 30, 2021 – The White House this morning announced the nomination of labor law attorney Jennifer Sung to the United States Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit. Ms. Sung, who has been a member of the Oregon Employment […]

Federal District Court Issues Preliminary Injunction in Unemployment Insurance Class Action Against Bank of America

San Francisco – June 1, 2021  Judge Vince Chhabria (N.D. Cal.) today issued a groundbreaking preliminary injunction order in nine consolidated class action cases against Bank of America, in which Altshuler Berzon LLP serves as interim lead co-counsel. In Yick v. Bank of America, N.A., plaintiffs contend that the Bank violated the rights of hundreds […]

Court Certifies Class of Thousands of Google Women Employees in Equal Pay Act and Unfair Competition Law Case: Ellis et al. v. Google, LLC

On May 27, 2021, the San Francisco County Superior Court certified a class of over 10,800 women who were employed by Google, LLC, in California since September 14, 2013, in certain jobs covered by the lawsuit.  The court found that plaintiffs have presented common evidence from which a finder of fact could reasonably find that (1) […]