FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 6, 2014 PRESS CONTACTS: Sharon Vinick 510-318-7700 Patricia Pierce 215-735-1600 NEW YORK JETS SUED FOR WAGE THEFT BY MEMBER OF THE FLIGHT CREW Another NFL team is facing a class action lawsuit for wage theft brought by one of its cheerleaders. A lawsuit was filed today by Krystal C in New […]
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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.”
Attorneys for the Raiderettes class action have filed an Amended Complaint, adding a second plaintiff as a class representative. The new plaintiff, Sarah G., has been a Raiderette for four years and last season was co-captain of her line. The Amended Complaint, like the original complaint, alleges that the Oakland Raiders engaged in wage theft and […]
On January 22, 2014, the partners of Levy Vinick Burrell Hyams LLP filed a lawsuit against the management of the Oakland Raiders on behalf of current and former members of the Raiderettes, the NFL club’s popular cheerleaders. A toll free hotline has been set up for calls about this lawsuit. If you are a current […]
You have probably seen this photo of a food drive for Wal-Mart employees. It has gone viral on the internet. But did you know that Wal-Mart’s CEO makes more in an hour than many full-time Wal-Mart workers make in an entire year? Blogging for the CELA VOICE, Sharon Vinick and her co-author Ramit Mizrahi delve […]
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.
Over the past decade, more and more employers are insisting that anyone who works for them must sign an arbitration agreement as a condition of employment. Arbitration agreements mean that employees are forced to give up their Constitutional right to trial by jury if they want to keep their job. Instead, all workplace disputes – […]
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 […]