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FedEx Agrees to Multi-Million Dollar Settlement in Labor Lawsuit

  The delivery giant FedEx has recently agreed to a $227 million settlement for a class action lawsuit involving more than 2,000 past and present employees in California. The case stemmed from accusations that the company was misclassifying their workers as independent contractors and subsequently denying them certain pay and benefits. Once ratified by the court, Read More

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Landmark Ruling in Uber Labor Lawsuit

  A recent decision by the California Labor Commissioner’s Office states that a former driver of the ride-sharing company, Uber, should be classified as an employee and not as an independent contractor. The decision is nonbinding and Uber is appealing the decision in court. This ruling could have massive implications for the class-action cases currently pending Read More

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Fitbit Sued in Trade Secret Lawsuit

  One of the most popular health trends today is the wearable health tracking device. Now, one fitness tracking company is suing another for allegedly strategically luring away employees in a deliberate attempt to steal trade secret information. Jawbone is suing its rival Fitbit in a lawsuit for trade secret misappropriation filed in a San Francisco Read More

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The Importance of Employee Background Checks

  In a horrible and heart-wrenching case from Washington D.C., an executive, his wife, ten year old son, and housekeeper were all kidnapped, tortured, and killed inside of their home. According to the police affidavit, a former employee perpetrated the crime in order to collect a ransom before killing the family and setting their home ablaze. Read More

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