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A Hong-Kong based company has filed a motion to dismiss an employment discrimination lawsuit based on unequal pay. Turkish employees allege that Imperial Pacific Casino paid them less than their Taiwanese counterparts under company policies.
In Genc et al. v. Imperial Pacific International (CNMI) LLC et al., case number 1:22-cv-00002, which is pending before the U.S. District Court for the

A federal judge has denied a motion for a preliminary injunction by the Roosevelt Hotel, which sought to avoid paying its laid-off workers while challenging a law requiring them to do so. The ruling came in the case of RHC Operating LLC v. City Of New York et al., case number 1:21-cv-09322, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of

The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants Inc. and a former case manager have advised a Florida federal court that they have settled their pending court case. Kristina Collado-Fernandez had accused the nonprofit organization of discrimination and retaliation after she asked to work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic to care for her autistic son. The parties expect to file

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has announced that Bimbo Bakeries will pay $131,216 in back pay and interest to 134 female applicants as part of a hiring discrimination agreement with the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). The OFCCP enforces anti-discrimination laws against federal contractors and sub-contractors.
The alleged hiring discrimination occurred at a Bimbo Bakeries USA

Jiffy Lube and a class of employees have filed their notice of agreement to settle a class action over the employer’s no-poach policy as to its employees. The parties intend to present a formal settlement agreement and a motion for the court to approve the settlement agreement within 30 to 45 days. 
The no-poach policy prohibits franchisees from hiring employees

Workers at the Mesa, AZ Starbucks, located at Powers and Baseline Roads, overwhelmingly voted to unionize, choosing Workers United, which is affiliated with the Service Employees International Union, as its collective bargaining representative. The 25-3 vote in favor of unionizing came after Starbucks’ objections delayed an initial vote in February. The Mesa location is the third unionized Starbucks store in

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Ranew’s Management Co. Inc., a Georgia industrial company, reached a consent decree in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Ranew’s Management Co. Inc. et al., case number 5:21-cv-00443, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia. The decree provides that the company will pay J. Bryant Beeland, a former chief financial

Based on a lack of standing, a California federal district court dismissed a former Taco Bell recruiter’s suit against the popular chain restaurant and its parent company, Yum Brands. The former recruiter had alleged that the companies had violated ERISA by intentionally misclassifying him as an independent contractor to deny him access to employee benefits, including the employee pension plan.