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California to Change Labor Law That Cost Businesses $10 Billion

California’s largest business and labor groups agreed to change a landmark law that has helped workers sue companies such as Walmart Inc., Uber Technologies Inc. and Google for workplace violations. The deal caps years of efforts by the state’s employers …

Apple Accused in Lawsuit of Underpaying Female Workers in California

Apple on Thursday was hit with a proposed class action accusing the tech giant of paying more than 12,000 female employees in California less than men with comparable jobs. The lawsuit filed in state court in San Francisco by two …

Thousands of Amazon Drivers File Arbitration Claims for Unpaid Wages, Other Losses

Thousands of delivery drivers filed legal claims against Amazon, alleging the company’s classification of them as independent contractors instead of employees has led to unpaid wages and other financial losses. Two law firms spearheading the action said about 15,860 Amazon …

Thousands of Amazon Drivers File Arbitration Claims for Unpaid Wages, Other Losses

Thousands of delivery drivers filed legal claims against Amazon, alleging the company’s classification of them as independent contractors instead of employees has led to unpaid wages and other financial losses. Two law firms spearheading the action said about 15,860 Amazon …

Elon Musk Sued for Harassment by Former SpaceX Employees

Fired SpaceX engineers have filed a lawsuit against Elon Musk for sexual harassment and retaliation in California state court, escalating their multifront legal battle with the billionaire chief executive and his aerospace company. “Musk knowingly and purposefully created an unwelcome …

Wells Fargo Racial Disparity Case Heads to Class Action Decision

Wells Fargo & Co. faces a decision as soon as this month on whether a lawsuit over its pandemic-era mortgage denials to non-White applicants gets class-action status, a key turning point in a high-profile and potentially costly case. The bank, …

RTX Accused of Discriminating Against Over-40 Job Applicants

RTX Corp. is facing a proposed class-action lawsuit accusing the world’s largest aerospace and defense company of discriminating against older workers in hiring. The company reserves many jobs only for recent college graduates, excluding candidates who are 40 or older, …

Uber Loses Challenge to California Gig Work Law in Appeals Court

A U.S. appeals court on Monday rejected a bid by Uber and subsidiary Postmates to revive a challenge to a California law that could force the companies to treat drivers as employees rather than independent contractors who are typically less …

Former Meta Engineer Sues Company Saying He Was Fired Over Handling of Gaza Content

A former Meta engineer on Tuesday accused the company of bias in its handling of content related to the war in Gaza, claiming in a lawsuit that Meta fired him for trying to help fix bugs causing the suppression of …

Chicago Tribune Staffers’ Unequal Pay Lawsuit Claims Race And Sex Discrimination

The Chicago Tribune is being sued by some of its staffers, who say they and other women and Black journalists are being paid less than their white male counterparts. The complaint filed in federal court in Chicago also names Tribune …