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 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 »

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 »