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.
Mar 11, 2019
Homeowner with a VA Mortgage? Class Investigation for Unlawful Cash-Out Refinancing Practices by Mortgage Lenders
March 11, 2019 – In recent years, some mortgage lenders have engaged in predatory lending tactics toward veterans, causing many to refinance their home loans for large fees that pad lenders’ pockets rather than benefit veterans with better terms or lower costs. If this has happened to you, we want to speak with you.
Feb 08, 2019
February 8, 2019 – Last month, distributors of bakery products for Flowers Foods, Inc., and its Maine subsidiary LePage Bakeries, won class certification in their ongoing wage and hour case against the company. The decision affects more than 100 distributors in Maine and is one of several cases across the country in which distributor-drivers are challenging their misclassification as independent contractors.