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  • California appellate court assesses penalty for denied meal breaks Friday, February 18, 2011 � by jg

    San Francisco Chronicle: The Second District Court of Appeal said the applicable state law “should be read in light of its purpose of protecting employees.”

  • U.S. Department of Labor failing to protect whistleblowers Thursday, June 24, 2010 � by jg

    FairWarning: The U.S. Department of Labor’s legal arm is failing to pursue the great majority of cases referred to it by OSHA when workers are illegally fired or demoted for blowing the whistle on safety violations.

  • Wal-Mart agrees to $86 million settlement with California employees Wednesday, May 12, 2010 � by jg

    Bloomberg BusinessWeek: Wal-Mart has agreed to pay as much as $86 million to settle a class-action lawsuit claiming it failed to pay vacation and other wages when California employees left the company.

  • The fight against mandatory arbitration in employee contracts Tuesday, March 30, 2010 � by jg

    The Nation: Karen Houppert reports on KBR/Halliburton’s decision to drop its appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court and allow Jamie Leigh Jones to take the allegations she was raped by coworkers to federal court.

  • Starbucks blames employee for doing what managers told her to do Monday, December 7, 2009 � by jg

    Daily Journal: A California federal judge has ruled a $5 million lawsuit alleging Starbucks Corp. failed to pay overtime and minimum wages may go to trial.

  • Wal-Mart to pay $40 million after shorting employees Thursday, December 3, 2009 � by jg

    Boston Globe: Wal-Mart has agreed to pay $40 million to settle a class action lawsuit accusing the company of denying workers rest and meal breaks, refusing to pay overtime, and manipulating time cards to lower employees’ pay.