- Written by Michael C. Saqui and Bryan Ceglio
On May 14, 2018, the Agricultural Labor Relations Board (“ALRB” or the “Board”) issued a decision and order affirming an Administrative Law Judge’s (“ALJ”) finding that the United Farm Workers (“UFW”) engaged in threats and coercive activities, violating employees’ rights guaranteed by the Agricultural Labor Relations Act (“ALRA”).
- Written by Hannah Fortin
As a quick reminder of just how costly rest and meal break violations can be, on May 8, 2018, a California federal judge awarded $97.28 million to a class of 4,481 home mortgage consultants for Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. (“Wells Fargo”) in Ibarra v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., No. CV 17-4344 PA (ASx), 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 78513 (C.D. Cal. May 8, 2018). Divided evenly among the class members, that comes out to roughly $21,710 per person. Though the plaintiffs in this case were granted summary judgment in January, this award came out of a dispute over the method for calculating the damages for rest break violations.