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Monthly Archives: July 2022

California Labor Department – Wage Theft Claims and Judgments – May 2022

The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) maintains a public database of wage theft claims presented to the office by employees against individuals and corporations. When a wage claim is filed, the Labor Commissioner’s Office investigates the claim, and publicly posts information about the name of the organization or individual, the date of the claim, and additional information such as the type of industry.

Updates for May 2022, data from a search of the government labor board databases on July 5th, 2022.

50 States of Equal Pay – Mississippi Equal Pay Act Took Effect July 1st, 2022

The Mississippi Equal Pay for Equal Work Act went into effect on July 1st, 2022.  The law, which repeats the standards of the federal Equal Pay Act, forbids employers from paying lower wages to one sex compared to wages earned by another sex. Mississippi is one of the last states to not enact a state law regarding equal pay.

The Mississippi law allows for employers to pay different wages based upon “any other factor other than sex”, allowing for wage differences based on seniority, or claims of differing responsibilities. States such as California have much stronger laws, requiring employers to pay equal wages for work that is “substantially similar” as a composite of skill, effort and responsibility, and bar various defenses for unequal pay such as prior salary history.

California Labor Department – Wage Theft Claims and Judgments – April 2022

The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) maintains a public database of wage theft claims presented to the office by employees against individuals and corporations. When a wage claim is filed, the Labor Commissioner’s Office investigates the claim, and publicly posts information about the name of the organization or individual, the date of the claim, and additional information such as the type of industry.

Updates for April 2022, data from a search of the government labor board databases on June 14th, 2022.

Schneider Wallace and Roche Freedman LLP Bring Class Action Against Solana Labs for Violations of Federal Securities Laws

On July 1, 2022, Schneider Wallace Cottrell Konecky (“SWCK”) and Roche Freedman LLP (“RF”) filed a class action lawsuit for violations of federal securities laws against Solana Labs, Inc., the Solana Foundation, Anatoly Yakovenko, Multicoin Capital Management LLC, Kyle Samani, and FalconX LLC (“Defendants”).