Apr 02, 2020
If you had healthcare benefits, but you lost your job or were laid off due to coronavirus, your healthcare coverage may have been interrupted when you and your family needed them most. Under federal law, most employers must offer you continued healthcare coverage—also known as COBRA healthcare benefits—after your employment terminates.
Mar 10, 2020
Telemarketers can be a frustrating interruption at dinner time, but even worse are “robocalls” that text or call repeatedly. Debt collectors, telemarketers, and other organizations might be in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) for robocalls and other harassing or what are considered nuisance calls. The law also works to protect the consumer’s rights to privacy.
Nov 14, 2019
November 14, 2019 – Medical exceptions for medical cannabis use in Minnesota and nationwide have given employees more rights and leverage in the area of drug testing and job protection. Currently, our firm is pursuing a class action lawsuit on behalf of job applicants and employees of the Mayo Clinic who were subjected to the Clinic’s unlawful medical cannabis and drug testing policies and practices.
May 30, 2019
May 30, 2019 – We are investigating school and public transportation bus companies for potential wage and hour violations, including, but not limited to, a failure to pay overtime wages to bus drivers for pre- or post-shift work.
May 21, 2019
May 21, 2019 – Last week, a Vermont federal court granted class certification for distributors of Flowers Foods, CK Sales, and Lepage Bakeries in Vermont and several New England states. This is fourth straight class certification win for distributor-drivers represented by Baillon Thome Jozwiak and Wanta LLP, who serve as Lead Class Counsel.
May 09, 2019
May 9, 2019 – More victories for Flowers Foods distributors. Yesterday, a federal judge granted class certification for distributors of bakery products for Flowers Foods in their ongoing wage and hour case against the company. This is the third straight class certification win for distributor-drivers in lawsuits in states across the country.
May 03, 2019
May 3, 2019 – Earlier this year, a federal judge in New York granted a motion to certify a class of current and former employees of Cornell University who are suing the university and its financial advisors for failing to properly manage their retirement plan in violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
Apr 10, 2019
- A current CK Sales Co. distributor has sued Flowers Foods, Inc., Lepage Bakeries, LLC and CK Sales Co., LLC alleging that the companies misclassified distributors as independent contractors and violated Maine wage and hour laws defining overtime pay and wage deduction requirements.