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Class actions accuse Turano Baking of breaking wage law, Highland Baking of racial discrimination

Scott Holland and Jonathan Bilyk Nov. 15, 2016, 6:06pm

Class action lawsuits brought against Chicago area breadmakers say Turano Baking needs to pay its workers to dress onsite for their shifts, and Highland Baking's hiring preferences discriminate against African American laborers.

IL law doesn't entitle salespeople to commissions outside terms of their pay agreement, judge says

Dana Herra Mar. 25, 2016, 11:00pm

A judge has slammed the door on a pitched class action brought by a pair of salespeople who claimed Illinois wage laws entitled them to more money than they received from the medical equipment supplier that employed them because, they said, the company used both sales declines and increases to calculate their commissions.

Class action says Student Transportation of America underpaid suburban Chicago school bus drivers

Jonathan Bilyk Mar. 17, 2016, 3:10pm

A group of school bus drivers has delivered a potential class action lawsuit to another school bus company, claiming the provider of transportation services to school students in Chicago’s suburbs has stiffed them on wages and overtime, by allegedly paying them only for the time they were on their routes, and not for the 15-45 minutes of work they claim they did each day before and after.

Assistant manager OK to sue DSW over claims she was wrongly fired for calling cops to stop shoplifting

Scott Holland Nov. 2, 2015, 11:41am

A federal judge has sided with an assistant manager who lost her job at a shoe store after she called police to curb a potential shoplifting incident in progress, ruling the woman can proceed with a lawsuit against her former employer for allegedly violating Illinois’ whistleblower law.