Levy Vinick Burrell Hyams LLP, a boutique worker’s rights firm, has now expanded its ranks by adding two more accomplished women to its roster – Rachel Terp and Salina Isaq. Rachel joins as Of Counsel and Salina joins the firm as an Associate following her graduation from Hastings College of Law and successful completion of […]
A free online screening of the documentary “A Woman’s Work: The NFL’s Cheerleader Problem” will be held on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. PST. A panel discussion will follow featuring the film director Yu Gu, LVBH partner Darci Burrell, LVBH client Lacy Thibodeaux Fields, and Equal Pay Today Director Shannon Williams. The event […]
For over four years, documentary filmmakers have been working to bring to light the story of Lacy Thibodeaux, the woman who became the face of NFL cheerleaders after she brought the first class action lawsuit to challenge the gross underpayment of professional football cheerleaders. Drawing on hours of interviews, filmmaker Yu Gu also features the […]
July 21, 2020 – SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. – Emily Kramer, former Carta executive and VP of Marketing, filed suit against the equity-management software maker today, alleging that Carta discriminated against her on the basis of gender, retaliated against her, wrongfully terminated her in violation of public policy, violated the California Equal Pay Act, and failed […]
March 12, 2020 –The National Labor Relations Board has issued a complaint against San Francisco-based Vanguard Properties, a luxury real estate company, for terminating its Social Media Specialist because she discussed working conditions at the company with co-workers. The NLRB complaint also alleges that Vanguard told employees that they were prohibited from talking about terms […]
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 […]
Cheerleaders were paid far less than minimum wage while working for the departing Oakland franchise Oakland, CA – May 10, 2017 — Today, the proceeds from a $1.25 million settlement was distributed to nearly 100 women who worked as cheerleaders for the Oakland Raiders, known as the Raiderettes from 2010 to 2014. This class action […]
Levy Vinick Burrell Hyams filed a wage and hour class action case on behalf of a class of over 250 women who worked as exotic dancers and waitresses at The Brass Rail, a strip club located in Sunnyvale, California, which has been in business at the same location since 1960. The lawsuit alleged, that the Brass Rail was in flagrant violation of numerous laws of the State of California. Not only did the club refuse to pay any compensation to the women who work in the club as erotic dancers, but it required the women to pay a “stage fee” in order to dance at the club. Dancers at the Brass Rail were expected to earn their income from customer tips., The lawsuit also alleged that the women were subject to a hostile work environment. Following a full day mediation, the case was settled for $1,900,000.
California has very stringent laws regarding when and how employees must be paid. To make sure the laws aren’t ignored, employers are required to provide lots of information on paystubs. But do you really understand all the information you are receiving?
Partners Leslie Levy and Sharon Vinick filed a case alleging sexual harassment and wage theft complaint on behalf of four women who worked for a large health care corporation. The women alleged that they were sexually harassed by their supervisor, who made lewd comments to them, touched them without their consent, and repeatedly suggested that […]
Partners Sharon Vinick and Leslie Levy with attorney Patricia Pierce of Greenblatt, Pierce, Engle, Funt & Flores in Philadelphia, filed a wage theft class action lawsuit against the New York Jets NFL team. The lawsuit alleged that the cheerleaders, known as the “Flight Crew,” were not being paid minimum wage for all hours worked at […]
The Oakland Raiders football franchise and the cheerleaders have settled the first class action lawsuit in the NFL for wage violations for $1.25 million settlement. (A copy of the Joint Press Release is available for review.) To become final, the settlement will require court approval. The parties have filed a joint Motion for Preliminary Approval, which […]