HSR Partner Randy Renick will be on 89.3 KPCC today at noon to discuss the recent federal court ruling barring business from forcing waiters, bartenders and other staff to split tips with back-of-house employees such as bussers, cooks, and dishwashers.
Hadsell, Stormer & Renick was recently successful in arguing that an undocumented individual who was detained at LAX when she went to greet her sister arriving from Mexico was entitled to humanitarian parole. By winning this argument, the client was successful in adjusting her immigration status and became a U.S. lawful permanent resident.
Hadsell Stormer & Renick, LLP filed suit against Airbnb and landlords of a four unit apartment building in the Fairfax neighborhood of Los Angeles. In the lawsuit, the Plaintiffs allege that Airbnb and their former landlord, Carol Alsman, violated City and state law by illegally evicting them in order to re-rent the units through Airbnb. In the complaint, the tenants claim that Airbnb is liable as the sort term rental platform failed to re-rent the apartments back to tenants at their prior rent as it was required to do. The landlord filed documents with the City claiming that they were removing the entire apartment building from the market for five years in order to justify the forced eviction. But just weeks after the tenants had been evicted, the Landlord turned around and re-offered the properties on Airbnb at rates that were 10x the rent they were allowed to charge.
After ten years of hard-fought litigation, HSR Partners Randy Renick and Cornelia Dai reached a $7.8 million settlement for wage-and-hour claims against Chinese Daily News. Representing 200 hourly employees, Plaintiffs' sought damages against Chinese Daily News for unpaid overtime, failure to provide rest and meal breaks, wage statement violations, and waiting time violations.
Hadsell Stormer Richardson & Renick, LLP is now serving as counsel for the plaintiffs in one of the most significant discrimination cases in decades: Dukes v. Wal-Mart, Inc. The case is currently being litigated as a class action before the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California. In addition to HSRR, the Plaintiffs continue to be represented by Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC; the Impact Fund; Davis Cowell & Bowe LLP, and Equal Rights Advocates (ERA). Partner Randy Renick will serve as co-lead counsel for the plaintiffs in Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. with Joseph M. Sellers, of Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC. Mr. Renick replaces former co-lead counsel Brad Seligman, of the Impact Fund, who recently was appointed Alameda (Calif.) Superior Court Judge.
The Pasadena Bar Association's Labor & Employment Section has organized a distinguished panel of labor and employment lawyers to discuss the state of wage and hour law in California on Tuesday July 10, 2012. HSRR's Randy Renick has been invited to serve as one of three featured panelists who will discuss the long-awaited Brinker case and the implications of the decision on litigation of wage and hour cases.
The Hilton Los Angeles Airport has agreed to pay $2.5 million to settle a lawsuit filed by a class of current and former employees who claimed they were not paid properly for the time spent performing required activities prior to beginning work, improperly denied meal breaks, and prevented from taking lawful rest periods.