On Thursday May 21, 2020, Judge Stephen Wilson of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California granted final approval to the $ 3.5 million settlement in the Fan v Delta Airlines, Inc. wage and hour class action. The case arose out of Delta’s calculation of overtime for its non-exempt ground employees ( […]
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On May 11, 2020, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California granted in part a preliminary injunction requested by fishing and environmental groups represented by Altshuler Berzon LLP in PCFFA v. Ross, E.D. Cal. Case No. 1:20-cv-00431-DAD-EPG. The Court ruled that the Trump administration’s new water project operations in California’s Delta, which […]
On May 8, 2020, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania in Molina v. SEIU Local 668 granted summary judgment in favor of the defendants on all remaining claims in the lawsuit, concluding that the Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v. AFSCME, Council 31, 138 S.Ct. 2448 (2018), does not apply […]
On April 29, 2020, the San Mateo County Superior Court certified a class of over 3,000 women employees of Oracle who contend that they were systematically underpaid by Oracle as compared to men in violation of California’s Equal Pay Act. The court rejected Oracle’s arguments that the work done by women and men in the […]
On April 15, 2020, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in Wholean v. CSEA SEIU Local 2001, et al. affirmed the dismissal of claims against a union representing Connecticut state workers in which the plaintiffs sought to claw back fair-share fees the union had lawfully charged them before the Supreme Court reversed long-standing precedent and […]
On April 10, 2020 Altshuler Berzon LLP, together with co-counsel and with the financial support of the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund™, filed a civil rights and employment discrimination class action lawsuit against McDonald’s Corporation on behalf of women workers who work at corporate owned and operated McDonald’s restaurants in Florida. The lawsuit accuses McDonald’s of […]
Altshuler Berzon LLP has been providing regular updates to clients regarding federal legislative responses to the Covid-19 public health crisis, with a focus on how the legislation affects unions and union members. Recent updates are available here: Information about Families First Coronavirus Act (March 23, 2020) Information about then-proposed Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security […]
Durst v. Oregon On March 31, 2020, the District of Oregon granted summary judgment in Durst v. Oregon Education Association, et al. to the Oregon Education Association and its affiliates represented by Altshuler Berzon LLP. The court rejected the claims of three former union members that their First Amendment rights were violated when their employers […]
Founding partner Stephen Berzon was the recipient of a 2020 Peggy Browning Fund Award for his work on behalf of labor unions and working people and in service of economic justice. The firm congratulates Stephen, along with his fellow deserving awardees at the San Francisco awards reception: Roxanne Sanchez, Senior Advisor to the Service Employees […]
In the midst of early voting for the Florida Presidential Preference Primary, which takes place on March 17, 2020, legal and community organizations are reminding voters and county representatives that Spanish-language ballots, signage, assistance and related materials are required in 32 Florida counties because of the U.S. District Court’s preliminary injunction order in Rivera Madera […]