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Reporting Time/Show Up/On-Call/Call-In Pay in California CASE ALERT: Herrera v. Zumiez, Inc., --- F.3d --- (9th Cir. March 19, 2020)

California's Wage Orders require "reporting time pay." This means that if an employer requires an employee to "report" for work on an employee's usual or scheduled day, and then the employer fails to put the employee to work, the employee is owed at least 2 hours and possibly 4 hours at the employee's "regular rate of pay." See IWC Wage Order 7-2001, ยง 5(A) ("Each workday an employee is required to report for work and does report, but is not put to work or is furnished less than half said employee's usual or scheduled day's work, the employee shall be paid for half the usual or scheduled day's work, but in no event for less than two (2) hours nor more than four (4) hours, at the employee's regular rate of pay, which shall not be less than the minimum wage.")

Families First Coronavirus Response Act ("FFCRA")

On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed the amendments to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act ("FFCRA"), which was passed by Congress with overwhelming bipartisan support. The provisions of the FFCRA go into effect within 15 days of signing and will expire on December 31, 2020, unless further amended.

Below is a summary of the employer obligations pursuant to the FFCRA, which applies to all companies with less than 500 employees.

Select Portfolio Servicing Mortgage Fraud

Shanberg, Stafford & Bartz LLP is currently investigating nationwide complaints regarding Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc. and it's mortgage practices. Some of the complaints SSB has received include allegations that SPS is defrauding customers through improper interest rate change calculations, charging of improper and excessive fees and interest, and the illegal collection of late fees on post-acceleration mortgage loans. As a result, you may be paying too much for your mortgage loan.

Possible Fraud and/or Unfair Business Practices Being Committed by ABC Financial, Inc.

The purpose of this posting is to investigate possible fraud and/or unfair business practices being committed by ABC Financial, Inc., a company that provides billing services and contract administration for health clubs and gyms.

In this regard, our firm is currently investigating claims that ABC Financial fails to disclose to consumers that their gym contracts will automatically renew, refuses to cancel gym contracts for consumers who are relocating or suffering from a disability that renders them unable to use the gym, and continues to charge consumers monthly fees after being notified that the consumers wish to cancel their contracts.

Car Pros Kia Litigation

The purpose of this website and forum is to raise awareness, facilitate discussion and investigate possible violations of the Telephone Communications Protection Act of 1991 ("TCPA") by Car Pros Kia.

Shanberg, Stafford & Bartz LLP is a leading law firm that specializes in consumer and employment class action litigation. The attorneys at Shanberg, Stafford & Bartz LLP are currently investigating potential claims that Car Pros Kia places harassing, annoying, unsolicited and unwanted phone calls to individuals for the purpose of telemarketing and/or debt collection.

Amazon.Com Prime Membership Lawsuit

The purpose of this website and forum is to raise discussion and investigate a possible fraud or scam being perpetrated by online retailer Amazon.com.

The attorneys at Shanberg, Stafford & Bartz LLP are currently investigating potential claims by Amazon.com customers who were enrolled in and charged for Amazon.com Prime membership without their knowledge or consent.

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