Zillow has been slapped with another employment lawsuit in Orange County alleging that sales employees in the office engaged in age discrimination against one of their co-workers. According to the complaint, 41-year-old Jennifer Young, an employee on Zillow’s sales team, had a sales manager who would ask her if she was “too old” to close the deal. Young stated in the complaint that she was a victim of a “pervasive culture of retaliation and harassment” at Zillow, which she says placed a premium on sales as opposed to “human decency and basic employment rights.”
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A Silicon Valley firm has been penalized for wage theft involving eight Indian employees who were paid well below minimum wage.
According to a news report, the workers who were flown in from Electronics for Imaging Inc.’s Bangalore offices, worked up to 122 hours a week helping the company move its headquarters from Foster City to Fremont, Calif.
They were given no overtime for their work and were paid about …Read the rest »
California Controller John Chiang is cracking down on wage theft by invoking the state’s Unclaimed Property Law.
According to a news report in the Los Angeles Times, more than 25 percent of Los Angeles County workers get paid in cash, which leaves them vulnerable to wage theft.
Chiang is now using a new tool to combat wage theft by employers, which is costing workers about $390 million a year. Chiang, working with the state’s labor commissioner, is demanding restitution from suspected violators.
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The Economic Policy Institute recently reported that wage theft has reached epidemic levels in the United States with millions of American workers losing their wages to this illegal practice every year.
According to a report in Wallstcheatsheet.com, wage theft has become rampant in several industries such as construction, garment manufacturing, warehousing and even healthcare.
The study found that …Read the rest »
Recent reports indicate that wage theft is becoming a growing problem across the nation.
When you look at these articles, you may wonder what wage theft is.
How can an employer refuse to pay wages for work that has been done? Or how can an employer steal from employees? …Read the rest »
Los Angeles-based rocket manufacturer SpaceX is facing another employment lawsuit over its labor practices.
According to a report in the Los Angeles Times, this is the second of two lawsuits filed in Los Angeles County last week where a former employee alleges that the company violated state labor laws by denying them breaks and requiring them to work “off the clock.”
The lawsuit by a former toolmaker accused the company’s managers of pressuring workers with schedules and workloads, denying them the meal and rest breaks required under California labor laws.
The complaint also states that workers were not compensated for …Read the rest »