We represent employees in individual and class action cases concerning wages, expense reimbursement, meal and rest breaks, whistleblower protections, retaliation, and discrimination. We also frequently litigate right-to-work cases, representing both individuals and companies in cases challenging the use of non-competition clauses or other provisions that seek to limit the right of workers to change jobs.
If you believe that you have been treated improperly by a current or former employer, or need assistance dealing with employment related non-competition or non-solicitation issues, please contact us for a free consultation. Because employment claims can sometimes be resolved through negotiation rather than lawsuits, we are willing to consider a variety of fee arrangements, including contingency fees, hourly fees, and flat fees depending on the situation.
Radford v. HFS North America LLC
We brought a class action against HFS North America on behalf of over 1,000 California delivery truck drivers, who make nightly deliveries to each of the Starbucks Coffee Stores in the state. Our clients alleged that HFS failed to provide meal and rest breaks by forcing drivers to adhere to a delivery schedule that made it impossible to take breaks, and that the company failed to pay them for all of the time they were working. The defendant, represented by a large national firm, vigorously disputed the claims and aggressively litigated the case for more than a year and a half. We were able to use the company’s own information, including sophisticated GPS data, to build a model demonstrating the company’s liability, which led to a $3 million settlement for the class members.
Hair Stylist Commission and Product Charge Class Actions
We have brought class actions against three high end salon companies in the San Francisco Bay Area challenging the salons’ practice of charging employees for the products they use, as well as some of the salons’ failure to pay overtime and provide meal and rest breaks. We achieved speedy settlements for the class members in each case. The practices we successfully challenged are unfortunately common in the industry. If you have worked for a hair salon within the last four years and were charged for products you used, please contact us.
Banks v. ELoan
The firm represented five present and former employees of E-Loan in a race and sexual orientation harassment lawsuit against the company and one of its supervisors. The employees were alleged to have been subjected to a hostile work environment resulting from a barrage of racial slurs, insults and jokes by a supervisor who was transferred from E-Loan’s office in Florida to its headquarters in Pleasanton. The parties reached a mutually acceptable disposition of the lawsuit.