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California Supreme Court to Rule on Rest and Meal Premium Payments
California Supreme Court to Rule on Rest and Meal Premium Payments
Los Angeles, CA On May 18, the California Supreme Court heard arguments about what the phrase “regular rate of compensation” means for the purpose of calculating premium payments that must be paid when employers fail to offer meal and rest breaks as required by the California Labor Code. More specifically, the questions are: Does the phrase “regular rate of compensation,” as used in Industrial Wage Order No. 5-2001, mean the same thing as “regular rate of pay” under California Labor Code Section 226.7? Must the premium payments required by Wage Order No. 5 include any additional incentive compensation such as nondiscretionary bonuses, or are they limited to an hourly worker’s base wage?

Kaiser Permanente settles two race discrimination class-action lawsuits totaling $18.9 million
Kaiser Permanente settles two race discrimination class-action lawsuits totaling $18.9 million
San Francisco, CA After more than two years of negotiations, Kaiser Permanente has settled two class action lawsuits claiming that it discriminated against employees on the basis of race and in violation of the California Labor law.

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3M Earplug Bellwether Trials: 1 For 3M, 1 for Plaintiffs
3M Earplug Bellwether Trials: 1 For 3M, 1 for Plaintiffs
Pensacola, FL  The second bellwether case of three found a Florida jury siding with 3M Co., which is the company’s first win in federal court. 3M allegedly sold defective earplugs to veterans but claims in its defense that the military is responsible for the design and delivery of the earplugs. This trial involves an estimated 240,000 total service members, 3,349 of whom have filed lawsuits.


Abdominal Mesh Surgery Destroys Life, say patients in the U.S. and Scotland
Abdominal Mesh Surgery Destroys Life, say patients in the U.S. and Scotland
Lancaster, SC Ruth underwent three abdominal mesh surgeries in the last few years, all of them unsuccessful. She now lives with an ugly scar and constant pain. She replaced her addiction to prescription painkillers with Suboxone (prevents painful addiction withdrawal) and trips to the emergency room with visits to the addiction center. 

California Lawsuit:  Paraquat Caused Parkinson’s disease
California Lawsuit: Paraquat Caused Parkinson’s disease
San Francisco, CA On April 2, Russell Denes filed a personal injury Paraquat lawsuit in the Northern District of California, alleging that his Parkinson’s disease was caused by his decades’ long, low-dose exposure to Paraquat. Denes, a certified pesticide applicator, allegedly used the herbicide according to safety regulations, and was aware that Paraquat was acutely toxic.

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