Hilton in Hot Water—Class Action Lawsuit for Overtime

April 30, 2014 Legal Team
In California, the famous hotel chain was served with an expansive class action lawsuit alleging various violations of California labor law. The suit claims that Hilton failed to provide meal or rest breaks and did not pay all overtime in accordance with the labor code.Hilton Worldwide runs popular hotels like the Doubletree, Embassy Suites,...
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Is the U.S. Department of Justice Racist?

April 29, 2014 Legal Team
Joshua Nesbitt joined the Department of Justice in 1992. As is common at any job, after several years of service, Nesbitt applied for a promotion in 2010. Unfortunately, Nesbitt did not receive a promotion; another attorney with the Department with less experience and poorer application requirements did. So what is unusual about this scenario?...
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Clippers, Controversy, and Callous Remarks

April 28, 2014 Legal Team
During the NBA playoff season, the Los Angeles Clippers seem to be losing focus, especially after their loss to the Golden State Warriors on Sunday. The reason? Well, we're sure you've heard of Donald Sterling by now, the owner of the LA team.Sterling was launched into the spotlight on April 25th when an alleged recording...
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The EEOC Thaws the Freeze

April 22, 2014 Legal Team
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) announced yesterday a victory for plaintiff William Harvel. The federal agency and Harvel alleged that Chicago based Professional Freezing Services, LLC violated the Americans with Disability Act when the company refused to hire Harvel because they knew he had prostate cancer.The refrigerator and frozen food logistical company...
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Pier 1 Poised to Be Sued

April 17, 2014 Legal Team
A class-action discrimination lawsuit was filed against home retailer Pier 1 Imports, Inc. on Wednesday in Santa Clara County Superior Court. The suit alleges that Pier 1 is inherently discriminatory in their leave policies towards pregnant employees.Kimberly Erin Caselman is at the head of this lawsuit. She is a Pier 1 sales associate in...
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