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Class of Thai Restaurant Employees in New York City Win Certification

On August 29, 2018, federal Magistrate Judge Stewart D. Aaron granted conditional collective certification to a class of former restaurant employees, all of whom worked at now-closed Thai restaurants in Manhattan and claim they were not paid minimum wage or overtime.

BostonCoach to Pay Class of California Chauffeurs More Than $1 Million

U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of California, Dana M. Sabraw, has granted preliminary approval of a $1.05 million settlement to end a lawsuit accusing limousine company, BostonCoach, of denying its chauffeurs rest breaks and overtime pay.

P.F. Chang's Settles Wage Violation Case for $2.65 Million

On July 23, 2018, employees of P.F. Chang's China Bistro Inc. ("P.F. Chang's") filed a motion for preliminary approval of a $2.65 million settlement to resolve claims that the restaurant chain violated federal and state labor laws by failing to pay their tipped employees a sufficient wage.

DOJ Earns NYC Nurses $20.8 Million in Pension Gender Bias Suit

The City of New York (the "City") agreed on July 18, 2018, to pay $20.8 million to settle a suit brought against it by the U.S. Department of Justice ("DOJ"). According to the settlement papers, filed in the Eastern District of New York, the City was accused of violating Title VII of the Civil Rights Act by requiring registered nurses ("RNs") and midwives, the majority of whom are female, to work years longer than employees in predominantly male fields to earn retirement with full pensions.

Fifth Circuit Rules In Favor of In-N-Out Employees in Minimum Wage Button Dispute

On July 6, 2018, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal agreed with a National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") finding that In-N-Out Burger Inc. ("In-N-Out" or the "Company") cannot prohibit employees from pinning "Fight for $15" buttons to their uniforms.