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March 29, 2024

Colorado Dispensary Employee Files Class Action Wage Complaint

A former dispensary employee has filed a class action lawsuit against “Yuma Way LLC,” a company that owns and operates nine marijuana dispensaries in the state of Colorado. The lawsuit, filed March 20, 2024, in the Colorado District Court for Denver County, alleges that Yuma Way LLC failed to provide the rest breaks and meal breaks required by Colorado wage and hour laws.

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February 27, 2024

Virginia Home Care Agency Pays $876,000 in Back Wages and Penalties to Workers Unlawfully Denied Overtime

108 Workers for a Virginia Home Care Agency recovered nearly a million dollars from their employer recently, as a result of the Agency’s failure to pay them for overtime that they had worked. The home care industry is rife with abuse, with employers failing to properly calculate their workers’ overtime hours, or to properly credit them for having performed certain hours of work, among other violations.

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February 15, 2024

MSE Partners Participate in ABA Midwinter Meeting

MSE Partner Sara Faulman, Union/Employee Co-Chair of the ABA’s Fair Labor Standards Act Subcommittee, discusses FLSA Hot Topics, including MSE’s recent victory on behalf of 2500 NYC EMTs and Paramedics before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in upholding an $18 million unpaid overtime trial verdict.

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February 14, 2024

SCOTUS Lowers Burden on SOX Whistleblowers

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that whistleblowers bringing claims for retaliation under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act do not need to prove that they were victims of intentional retaliation. The Court also reinstated a $900,000 jury verdict awarded to a research strategist fired by UBS Group AG.

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February 6, 2024

New Jersey Supreme Court Upholds $10 Million Punitive Damages Award to State Corrections Officer in Disability Discrimination and Reasonable Accommodations Lawsuit

On January 30, 2024, the New Jersey Supreme Court affirmed a jury decision finding that the State of New Jersey was liable for $10 million in punitive damages due to its discrimination against and failure to accommodate a female corrections officer (CO) working for the state’s Juvenile Justice Center (JJC).

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