Levy Vinick Burrell Hyams prosecuted the first class action on behalf of cheerleaders working in the NFL. The lawsuit against The Oakland Raiders alleged that the club withheld all pay from the Raiderettes until after the end of the season, did not pay for all hours worked, and force the cheerleaders to pay many of their […]
For the second time in less than six months, Levy Vinick Burrell Hyams LLP won a multi-million dollar verdict for an employee seeking vindication of rights in an employment matter. On March 18, 2016, a Solano County jury brought in a $2,357,000 verdict for Plaintiff Todd Milan, an apprentice firefighter, against the City of Vallejo. […]
July 10, 2015 – An African-American assistant superintendent has filed a racial harassment lawsuit against his former employer, after the superintendent assaulted him with a noose and made threatening and racist comments. As documented in photos and videos taken at the time of harassment, while working in Lafayette, the employee (who is identified for his […]
In response to a class action lawsuit (Lacy T. v. Oakland Raiders) filed by Raiderettes alleging wage theft and other violations of California labor law, team owners have filed a motion to force the cheerleaders out of court and into individual and secret arbitration before the NFL Commissioner.
“This is an attempt to avoid public scrutiny of the adjudication of the cheerleaders’ claims that Raiders’ management has engaged in illegal employment practices for years,” said Sharon Vinick of Levy Vinick Burrell Hyams, the Bay Area law firm representing the cheerleaders. “The owners want to have this employment issue decided by one man whose pay is dependent on the very teams that engage in the illegal conduct.”
Thirty-five years after passage of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, pregnancy discrimination complaints are still on the rise. The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act is Congress’ chance to finally make good on the promise to our nation’s mothers that pregnancy discrimination is a thing of the past.
Read more about this important legislation in the recent post on the CELA VOICE blog by Jean Hyams and co-author Mariko Yoshihara.
In her recent blog post on the CELA VOICE, Sharon Vinick offers insight into the growing momentum for workplace flexibility — the commonsense idea that employers should take a flexible approach to meeting the needs of working families. Follow the link to see how Sharon answers the question — “Are workplace flexibility laws the wave […]
Equal Rights Advocates honored Leslie Levy for her work at its annual luncheon this summer, where the keynote speaker was equal pay crusader Lilly Ledbetter. ERA is a national organization dedicated to protecting and expanding economic and educational access and opportunities for women and girls. ERA explained why it chose the Levy Vinick Burrell Hyams […]
For the third consecutive year, all four partners of Levy Vinick Burrell Hyams LLP have been selected to the 2013 Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this recognition. Among those honored, Jean Hyams was […]