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.
Mar 29, 2019
March 29, 2019 - The United States District Court for the District of Minnesota has approved a collective action settlement between Thomson Reuters d/b/a FindLaw and its FindLaw Account Managers. After months of negotiation, FindLaw agreed to pay a settlement of $225,000.00 to current and former FindLaw Account Managers who claimed the company misclassified them as exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP served as Plaintiffs’ and class counsel.
Mar 14, 2019
March 14, 2019 – Last week, firm partner Scott Moriarity scored a victory on behalf of union members in Nagel v. United Food & Commercial Workers Union, Local 653. These workers are seeking to hold their union liable following the loss of their early retirement benefits.