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Black Tesla employees describe a culture of racism: ‘I was at my breaking point’
Los Angeles Times, March 25, 2022

“Tesla’s Worker Discrimination Problem Could Spell Financial Trouble”
The Plug, September 3, 2021

”Black Tesla employee claims he was called the N-word ‘approximately 100 times’ at its California gigafactory and saw KKK signs and swastikas plastered over the bathroom”
Daily Mail, July 7, 2021

”Black Tesla employee in racism claim at Fremont gigafactory”
California News Times, July 7, 2021

“A Tesla factory worker said he was called the N-word ‘100 times’ by coworkers, according to a sworn testimony”
Business Insider, July 6, 2021

”Racist graffiti, ‘plantation’ jokes and 100 potential lawsuits: Ex-workers say Tesla is still racist”
Protocol, July 6, 2021

“Ex-Tesla worker alleges he was called the N-word 100 times by co-workers”
NY Post, July 6, 2021

”Tesla Fremont employees allege widespread racism on the factory floor”
Imput Magazine, July 6, 2021

”Judge OKs $2.2M settlement in joint employer litigation”
Daily Journal, May 28, 2021

“Kaiser Permanente to shell out nearly $19M to settle discrimination lawsuits”
MedCity News, April 26, 2021

“Kaiser Permanente settles employee racial discrimination suits for $18.9M”
Fierce Healthcare, April 24, 2021

“Kaiser to pay $18.9 million to settle pay equity lawsuits by Black and Latino staff” 
San Francisco Chronicle, April 23, 2021

“Kaiser Inks $7.4M Deal To Settle Latinx Workers’ Bias Suit”
Law360, April 23, 2021

“Employee Represented by Nichols Kaster, LLP and Bryan Schwartz Law Agrees With Kaiser Permanente on $7.4 Million Settlement”
The Press, April 23, 2021

“DOL Brings Back Double Damages For Wage Violators”
Law360, April 9, 2021

“3 Tips For Handling A DOL Wage And Hour Probe”
Law360, February 9, 2021

“Bloomberg Law: Lawyer Pushed Out Amid Oracle Pay Case Reinstated by Biden DOL”
Bloomberg Law, February 9, 2021

“Market Research Firm Strikes $2.25M Deal To End OT Suit”
Law360, August 5, 2020

“Oakland man raising funds to feed impoverished Jews in India”
Jewish News of Northern California, June 30, 2020

“CoreLogic Appraisers Secure $6 Million Wage, Breaks Settlement”
Bloomberg Law, Daily Law Report , May 8, 2020

“What happens to workers, workers’ rights, and their advocates in a pandemic?”
Plaintiff Magazine, May 2020

“CoreLogic Settlement Will Benefit Current and Former Real Estate Appraisers”
Top Class Actions, April 23, 2020

”After messy arbitration fight, CoreLogic settles labor dispute”
Daily Journal, April 15, 2020

”Irvine Real Estate Appraisal Company Agrees to Overtime Settlement”
MyNewsLa.com, April 15, 2020

“CoreLogic Inks $6M Deal in Real Estate Appraiser OT Suit”
Law360, April 14, 2020

”Amid Covid-19, workplace safety is an ongoing struggle, attorneys say”
Daily Journal, April 14, 2020

”’Arbitration 2.0′: Inside the Secretive Legal Battle Dividing Silicon Valley”‘
Protocol, February 24, 2020

”DoorDash Got Its Arbitration Wish, Costing Millions Upfront (2)”
Bloomberg Law, February 12, 2020

“Tipped Workers Can Now Challenge ‘Service Charges’ ”
Daily Journal, February 11, 2020

“Unchecked Executive Privilege at City Hall”
Alameda Sun, January 30, 2020

“CoreLogic Sanctioned For Refusing Arbitration”
Daily Journal, January 14, 2020

”US Judge Rebukes Defense in Latest Dispute Over Mass Arbitration”
Daily Journal, December 18, 2019

”Businesses Slow to Self-Report Wage Offenses Under New Plan (1)”
Bloomberglaw.com, Daily Labor Report, September 26, 2019

“Out of the frying pan: defendants leap into the fire with their relentless push toward individual arbitrations”
The Daily Journal, September 18, 2019

“Cash This Check for $250, and Sign Away Your Right to Sue”
Bloomberg.com, July 2, 2019

“Gender Bias by Subordinates: What General Counsel Need to Know”
Law.com, June 13, 2019

“Appellate Court Rejects Tesla’s Attempt to Enforce Unsigned Arbitration Agreement”
Daily Journal, May 22, 2019

“Tesla’s Bid To Arbitrate Race Bias Suit Runs Out of Juice”
Law360, May 22, 2019

“Berkeley Hegemony, Bryan Schwartz and his fellow alumni doggedly pursue evasive defendant employers”
Daily Journal, May 13, 2019

“Tesla and Elon Musk face dozens of lawsuits and investigations far beyond the SEC court fight”
CNBC, March 19, 2019

“Profile: Bryan Schwartz, Employment law specialist has a keen ability to put himself in his clients’ shoes”
Plaintiff Magazine, March 2019

“Lace on the gloves and put up your hands”
Alameda Merry-Go-Round, February 18, 2019

“Security Co. Inks $1.7M Deal To Settle Wage-And-Hour Suit”
Law360, February 25, 2019

“Google’s lawyers might not be so down with employee activism, after all”
Mashable, January 26, 2019

“Menial Tasks, Slurs and Swastikas: Many Black Workers at Tesla Say They Faced Racism”
NYTimes, November 30, 2018

“Shutterstock hit with latest suit on new standard to classify workers”
Daily Journal, July 26, 2018

“Recent cases could inform upcoming rulings on contract work”
Daily Journal, July 26, 2018

“Shutterstock Fails New Calf. Worker Classification: Suit”
Law360, July 23, 2018

“Celebrate the Accomplishments of Nancy Smyth, An Le, Victor Narro & Bryan Schwartz!”
Wage Justice, June 7, 2018

“Verdicts and Settlements”
The Daily Journal, May 9, 2018

“Class Action Against Corelogic”
AppraisersBlog.com, February 5, 2018

“Taking on Tesla”
Oakland Magazine, February 2018

“Tesla Faces Complaints Over Harassment And Racial Tensions”
NPR, January 12, 2018

“Bad news for restaurant owners who don’t pay workers: You’re on the hook”
My News LA, November 30, 2017

“Turman v. Superior Court:  Wage and Hour/Alter Ego”
Labor and Employment Law Section of the State Bar of California, Labor & Employment Case Law Alert,
November 29, 2017

“African American employees want to sue Tesla as a group for racial harassment”
Washington Post, November 13, 2017


 + More Press Coverage of the Race Harassment Class Action Lawsuit Against Tesla


“Costco Sample Handlers Win Conditional Cert. in Wage Suit”
Law360, November 9, 2017

“Court says lone restaurant owner can be defendant in multimillion-dollar class action”
 Los Angeles Daily Journal, November 9, 2017

“Bank of America employees sue to get overtime pay”
Daily Journal, November 6, 2017

“Oakland woman sues Job Corps operator in disability discrimination claim”
San Francisco Chronicle, October 5, 2017

“Employee alleges market research company failed to pay overtime”
Northern California Record, August 16, 2017

“Profiles of California’s Top Labor and Employment Attorneys, Bryan Schwartz”
Labor & Employment (Supplement to the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal), July 19, 2017

“State high court grants PAGA plaintiffs broad discovery”
Daily Journal, July 14, 2017

“Cancer survivor pressured to quit SFSU for ‘chemo brain,’ lawsuit claims”
San Francisco Examinier, July 10, 2017

“Cities, States Lead Way in Barring Salary History Queries”
Bloomberg BNA, Daily Labor Report, June 30, 2017

“San Francisco State University employee who survived cancer says HR exec suggested she had ‘chemo brain’: suit”
New York Daily News, June 26, 2017

“HR exec talked of cancer patient’s ‘chemo brain’ lawsuit alleges”
The Mercury News, June 25, 2017

“Paul Mitchell Students ask 9th Circ. to Revive Wage Suit”
Law 360, April 26, 2017

“Verdicts & Settlements”
Daily Journal, March 9, 2017

“Bank of America Workers Get OK For $6M Wage Class Deal”
Law 360, January 26, 2017

“Georgetown University Accused of Disability Discrimination”
Courthouse News Service, November 29, 2016

“Labor Lawyers Skeptical of States’ Lawsuits Aimed at Overturning Federal Overtime Rules”
The Daily Journal, September 23, 2016

“State Agency is the Latest Skeptic of Uber Settlement”
The Daily Journal, August 4, 2016

“School Waived Arbitration Rights After Extensive Litigation – 9th Circuit”
Reuter Legal, Daily Labor Report, July 22, 2016

“Beauty School Can’t Arbitrate Labor Dispute, 9th Circ. Says”
Law360, July 21, 2016

“Beauty School Must Litigate Students’ Wage Claims”
Bloomberg BNA, Daily Labor Report, July 21, 2016

“9th Circuit Rules that Defendants Must be Prompt to Compel Arbitration”
The Daily Journal, July 21, 2016

“Profiles of California’s Top Labor and Employment Attorneys, Bryan Schwartz”
Labor & Employment (Supplement to the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal), July 20, 2016

“Chubb LTD accused of not paying appraisers overtime wages”
Northern California Record, June 24, 2016

“SFSU fired whistleblower who exposed Science Building scandal”
San Francisco Examiner, May 5, 2016

“The Secret Diaspora” (online)
The London Jewish News, February 25, 2016

“Appraisers Win $36 Million Class Action”
WorkingRE, February 3, 2016

“BoA Subsidiary’s $36M Wage Settlement Approved”
Bloomberg BNA, Daily Labor Report, January 25, 2016

“High Court’s Class Action Ruling May Affect Wage Claims”
Bloomberg BNA, Daily Labor Report, January 21, 2016

“From Gauchos to Ostrich Farmers”
The Jerusalem Post, December 18, 2015

“From Tunisia to India, ‘Scattered’ captures other Jewish worlds”
jweekly.com, November 25, 2015

“Tech Companies are Next Targets for Overtime Pay Cases – Oakland Labor Lawyer”
Venture Capital Post, August 31, 2015

“Bank of America to Shell Out $36M in Out-of-Court Settlement”
Zacks, August 28, 2015

“Bank of America to pay $36 million in California overtime infraction case”
Piggy Bank Blog, August 28, 2015

“Oakland Labor Lawyer: Tech Companies are Next Targets for Overtime Pay Cases”
San Francisco Business Times, August 27, 2015

“Appraisers Landmark $36 million Settlement with Bank of America for Failure to Pay Overtime
WorkingRE, August 27, 2015

“Bank of America to Pay $36 Million in California Overtime Infraction Case”
San Francisco Business Times, August 27, 2015

“BoA Subsidiary to Pony Up $36 Million To Settle Appraisers’ Overtime Lawsuit”
Bloomberg BNA, Daily Labor Report, August 27, 2015

“Bank of America Settles Overtime Class Action for $36 Million”
Daily Journal, August 27, 2015

“BofA Settles Employment Lawsuit”
San Francisco Chronicle, August 26, 2015

“Bryan Schwartz Law Announces Landmark Settlement with Bank of America for $36 million for Failure to Pay Overtime”
The Registry, August 26, 2015

“BofA Settles Appraisers’ Overtime Suit for $36M”
Courthouse News Service, August 26, 2015

“BofA Unit To Pay $36M To Settle Appraiser OT Row”
Law360, August 26, 2015

“Rising Tide of Joint Employer Lawsuits”
Profiles of California’s Top Labor and Employment Attorneys, Bryan Schwartz
Labor & Employment (Supplement to the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal), June 3, 2015

“Amelia Alvarez Named Second Sanford Heisler Kimpel Public Interest Diversity Fellow”
Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center, May 22, 2015

“Appraisers Entitled to Overtime, Court Holds”
Working RE, May 20, 2015

“BoA Subsidiary Misclassified Appraisers As Exempt From Overtime, Judge Rules”
Bloomberg BNA, Daily Labor Report, May 13, 2015

“Cosmetology School Waived Right to Arbitrate Students’ Wage & Hour Claims, Court Rules”
Bloomberg BNA, Daily Labor Report, May 5, 2015

“Federal Judge Blasts Belated Motion to Compel Arbitration”
Los Angeles Daily Journal, May 4, 2015

“Federal Legal Corner: Class Certification Upheld in Foreign Service Case”
FEDweek, April 8, 2015

“Fired Muni Driver Wins Reinstatement”
San Francisco Chronicle, April 3, 2015

“[Victory] $75K settlement in Religious Discrimination Case in California”
United Sikhs, January 5, 2015

“High Court FLSA Ruling on Post-Shift Tasks Gives Health-Care Employers New Guidance”
Bloomberg BNA, Health Law Reporter, December 18, 2014

“BoA Subsidiary and Appraisers Get Final OK For $5.8 Million Deal to Settle Wage Claims”
Bloomberg BNA, Daily Labor Report, Wage & Hour, November 21, 2014

“Fired Google Worker Files Class Action, Claiming Misclassification.
Worker Contends Tech Giant Erroneously Classified Him an Independent Contractor”

The Daily Journal, November 14, 2014

“SF Takes Aim At Retailers’ Reliance On Part-Time Labor”
Law360, October 8, 2014

“EEOC Affirms Class Action Certification For Disabled Applicants to the U.S. Foreign Service”
DiploPundit, October 1, 2014

“Employment Lawyers Expect More Litigation Under New Law”
The Daily Journal, September 30, 2014

“Calif. Wage Law Covers Beauty School Students, Judge Says” 
Law360, July 31, 2014

“Cosmetology Students Can Sue Beauty School for Pay”
The Daily Journal, July 31, 2014

“Court Certifies Class and Approves Nationwide Class Settlement for Review Appraisers”
WorkingRE, July 16, 2014

“Terry Boyd Has Federal Overtime Case Against Bank of America Certified as a Class Action”
OC Weekly, July 2, 2014

“Just Certified Class-Action of Appraisers Suing Against BofA”
Newport Beach Patch, July 1, 2014

“California Appraisers for BoA Subsidiary May Advance as Class in Overtime Claims”
The Bureau of National Affairs, June 30, 2014

“$5.8 Million Settlement With Appraisers For BoA Subsidiary Gets Preliminary OK”
The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., June 27, 2014

“EEOC Certifies Class in Disability Bias Case Challenging Foreign Service Availability Rule”
The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., June 18, 2014

“Cosmetology Lawsuits Test Business Model for Beautician Training”
The Daily Journal, May 27, 2014

“Laid-off Biotech Employees Sue Board Members and Venture Firms; Laid-off Employees Seek Unpaid Wages, Name Investment Funds and Boards”
The Daily Journal, May 16, 2014

“First Sanford Heisler Public Interest Diversity Fellow Announced by Sanford Heisler, FAIR, LAS-ELC – Berkeley School of Law’s Olmedo Tapped for Inaugural Honor”
PRNewswire, May 1, 2014

“O.C. Appraisers Ink $5.8 Mil Settlement with BofA in Overtime Pay Dispute”
Rancho Santa Margarita Patch, April 10, 2014
San Juan Capisrano Patch, April 10, 2014

“Appraisers Net $5.8M Settlement in Wage Suit”
The Daily Journal, April 10, 2014

“Mill Valley Tourism Firm Settles Lawsuit Over Alleged Wage Abuse”
Marin Independent Journal, January 31, 2014

“Court OKs Settlement for Chaperons Of Teen Tours Denied Overtime, Breaks”
Bloomberg BNA, Daily Labor Report and Class Action Litigation Report, January 28, 2014

“$500,000 Settles Teen Tour Leaders’ Wage Case”
The San Francisco Chronicle, January 24, 2014

“Plaintiffs’ Lawyers Work to Improve Diversity within Ranks”
The Daily Journal, December 18, 2013

“Real Estate Appraisers Get Go-ahead on Class Arbitration”
The Daily Journal, November 18, 2013

“JP Morgan Loses Bid to Thwart Class Arbitration in Wage Suit”
Law 360, November 15, 2013

“A New Public Interest Diversity Fellowship is Launched”
CELA Bulletin, October 2013

“Ex-Chase Appraisers Push for Class Arbitration In OT Fight”
Law 360, October 21, 2013

“Court Advances Teen Chaperones’ Overtime Claims Against Tour Operators”
Bloomberg BNA, Daily Labor Report and Class Action Litigation Report, July 9, 2013

“Tour Company Not Exempt From Paying Minimum Wage, Judge Rules”
Daily Journal, April 30, 2013

“Judge: ‘Camp’ Can’t Avoid Minimum Wage”
The San Francisco Chronicle, April 30, 2013

“Employees Try New Tack With Misclassification Class Actions”
Daily Journal, April 16, 2013

“Long Beach Men Sue JPMorgan Chase for Overtime Pay”
Belmont Shore-Naples Patch, April 2, 2013

“Class Action Ruling by High Court Gives Defense Bar Good News”
Daily Record Newswire, March 25, 2013

“Former Patelco CU Assistant Managers Sue For Unpaid Wages”
Credit Union Times, January 13, 2013

“Employment Disputes Go To Class Arbitration, For Now”
The Daily Journal, January 11, 2013

“Small Businesses Face Big Trouble In Employee Suits”
The Daily Journal, October 25, 2012

“Wage-And-Hour Class Actions: The Sky is Falling (or is it?)” 
Plaintiff Magazine, September 2012
Reprinted as the cover story:
“Wage-And-Hour Class Actions after Brinker and Duran, Is the Sky Really Falling?” 
Advocate, the Journal of Consumer Attorneys Associations for Southern California, October 2012

“Education Equity Must Include Equity for Educators: ERA Takes on Discrimination in Academia” 
Equal Rights Advocates Education Equity Campaign Special Report, April 24, 2012
(highlighting Bryan Schwartz Law discrimination in faculty tenure case with co-counsel, Equal Rights Advocates)

“Court: Employers Must Provide, Not Ensure Breaks”
Sacramento Business Journal, April 12, 2012
(Bryan Schwartz discussing California Supreme Court’s Brinker decision)

“Lawsuit Accuses Mill Valley Travel Company of Wage Violations”
Marin Independent Journal, February 22, 2012

“Tour Guides Claim Wage Underpayment”
Daily Journal, February 22, 2012

“IRS Settles With Worker Suspended Over Contractor Claim”
Law 360, February 9, 2012

“IRS Settles Whistleblower Suit, Special Counsel Reports”
Government Executive, February 9, 2012

“Trial Under Way for Whistle-Blower Employee Suing Solano County”
Daily Republic, November 13, 2011

“JPMorgan Strikes $1.2M Deal In Home Appraisers’ OT Suit”
Law 360, November 2, 2011

“Chase Arbitration Bid Fails In Appraiser OT Action”
Law360, March 14, 2011

“For a Foreign Service officer with MS, what is ‘around the world’?”
Washington Post, October 19, 2010

“Home Appraisers Slap JPMorgan with FLSA Action”
Law360, October 7, 2010

“EDOC Finds Disability Bias In Foreign Service Hiring”
Law360, October 5, 2010

“How to win court approval for your class-action settlement – Learn to avoid delays that occur if the court rejects or requires modification of your settlement”
Plaintiff, April 2010

Bryan Schwartz’s Work Profiled in “Wee Pals” 
Syndicated Comic, Oakland Tribune and Sacramento Bee, August 16, 2009

“California Attorneys Mull Whether Starbucks Could Prompt Tip-Based Pay for Supervisors”
Daily Labor Report, June 8, 2009

“Many Nations, One Tribe: Oakland Photojournalist on a Quest to Document Jewish Diversity”
JWeekly, May 7, 2009

“Oakland Synagogues Pay Respects to Slain Officers”
JWeekly, April 2, 2009

“House Panel Will Probe Asbestos at Museum: Air and Space’s Safety Conditions Are at Issue” 
Washington Post, March 18, 2009

“Smithsonian Ordered to Reinstate Fired Official”
Washington Post, May 10, 2007

“Smithsonian IG Found Personal Use Of Resources”
Washington Post, April 10, 2007

“Justice for Seema Bhat”
Washington Post, November 6, 2005

“WASA Whistle-blower Wins Vindication, Reinstatement”
Washington Post, November 3, 2005

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