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.

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 »

The Las Vegas Review-Journal recently ran a story on what appears to be an industry-wide practice among limo companies that are failing to pay overtime wages to Las Vegas chauffeurs/limousine drivers who work more than 40 hours per week. From the article: “Defendant simply did not pay plaintiff or any other limousine driver overtime pay when… Read more »

On Tuesday the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that “the Department of Labor was within its rights to clarify and expand” a 2011 tip pooling rule that bars employers who do not take a tip credit from sharing tips with workers who are not “customarily and regularly” tipped. Read the Full Case File From Law360: In a… Read more »

From Law360: Fresh & Easy LLC was hit with a proposed class action Wednesday in Delaware federal court accusing the bankrupt grocery chain of failing to reimburse employees for unused vacation days when they leave the company. A former hourly employee at a Las Vegas store location, said in an adversary complaint that the company… Read more »

In a victory for Nevada onion farm workers, a federal judge ruled in December 2015 that the settlement of $2.8 million achieved by Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym Ltd. and Thierman Buck LLP was a fair payment for the workers’ lawsuit, filed in February 2011. The original suit claimed Peri & Sons did not always… Read more »

A December 14th, 2015 story on SF Chronicle sheds light on the litigation process and the potential for the Reno Housing Authority case (Reno Housing Authority adv. Roces) to move to class action status. Judge Robert C. Jones noted that the case was both “interesting” and an “uphill battle for plaintiffs.” The Thierman Buck team believes that… Read more »

The Associated Press wire story has been picked up by print and television news media on Thierman Buck client Joaquin Roces. A lawsuit was filed in Federal court on behalf of disabled veteran Joaquin Roces against the Reno Housing Authority for failure to pay minimum wage and failure to pay overtime premium. Roces was evicted shortly after… Read more »

Wal-Mart Pharmacists were granted conditional class certification on August 18, 2015 by U.S. District Judge Andrew J. Guilford. Judge Guilford reasoned that conditional certification was warranted because: “This task–providing immunizations to customers–benefited Wal-Mart with increased revenues, but provided little perceivable benefit to the pharmacists.” It’s a win for Nikmanesh and other class action members. Wal-Mart had argued… Read more »

NOTE: This story has been updated. Please see: Overtime Rule Extends Protections to 4 million+ Workers Says U.S. Dept of Labor – May 20, 2016   The Department of Labor recently sent out proposed rule changes and requests for comments that has the potential to affect employees who work in positions classified as executive, administrative,… Read more »