Find labor law news stories featuring the Thierman Buck Law Firm and their cases from around the nation. The Firm, which is made up of some of the country’s leading attorneys focusing on employee rights, routinely posts stories related to cases including class action lawsuits, wrongful termination and other unfair labor practices. Lawyers from Thierman Buck Law Firm are often featured in labor law news articles, providing valuable insight into labor laws and ongoing cases.

  The Grand Sierra Resort and Casino unlawfully barred a former employee and one of the named Plaintiffs in a wage and hour class action against the casino, finding that GSR’s actions interfered with employee rights under the National Labor Relations Act. Law360, New York (May 17, 2017, 6:21 PM EDT) — The National Labor… Read more »

The American Bar Association and hundreds of civil rights, environmental, consumer rights and disability organizations strongly oppose HR 985 because it is a partisan effort by Congress to extinguish victims’ rights. Law360, New York (March 20, 2017, 11:26 AM EDT) — Daniel Karon Congress is trying to kill class actions again. Last year, Representative Robert… Read more »

The Nevada Supreme Court recently ruled that Nevada’s Minimum Wage Amendment is valid and that although it allows employers to offer a lower wage to employees if the employer offers health benefits it does not usurp the Employee Retirement Income Security Act or the National Labor Relations Act because it does not encroach on federal… Read more »

The GOP lead House Judiciary Committee passed a bill titled the “Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act” which is anything but fair. This bill—if passed—would actually encourage more corporate fraud against consumers and individuals because it would nearly eliminate the class action mechanism whereby people can join together to sue for investor cheating, consumer rights,… Read more »

On December 9, 2016 a Washington Judge granted class certification to Amazon workers for claims for unpaid wages due to lunch break security screenings. From Law360: Amazon Workers Get Partial Class Cert. In Screening Suit By Melissa Daniels Law360, Los Angeles (December 9, 2016, 7:35 PM EST) — A Washington state judge on Friday granted… Read more »

The Ninth Circuit decision on the hearing held July 8, 2016, clearly states overtime pay is a form of wages and that Nevada law waiting time penalties can be accessed on a failure to pay overtime. This is a significant victory for employees who are forced to take their employers to court when the employer fails… Read more »

On July 8, 2016, Joshua D. Buck of Thierman Buck urged the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to reverse a Nevada District Court Judge’s decision that held overtime compensation is not “wages” under Nevada law. A former Wal-Mart employee on Friday urged the Ninth Circuit to revive her putative class action alleging the… Read more »

Our founding partner, Mark R. Thierman recently wrote an op-ed that has been published in the leading online legal news service, Law360.com. Mr. Thierman’s article, “Don’t Throw Away the Keys to the Courthouse” discusses why contingency fees provide greater access to highly skilled legal counsel for the average person. Here is the article in its… Read more »

On Tuesday, May 18, 2016 the U.S. Department of Labor issued its Final Overtime Rule, which focuses primarily on updating the salary and compensation levels required for employees who are overtime exempt because they fall into the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) “white collar” exemptions. Previously, employees had to meet job duties tests and… Read more »

U.S. District Judge Dean D. Pregerson preliminarily approved a wage deal to settle wage claims against Labor Ready Southwest Inc. The case was originally filed seven years ago and alleged violations of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and California Labor laws for shorting day laborers for time spent waiting for assignments and travel time… Read more »