Law Office of Donald Potter
Suite 210, Pasadena, CA 91101
The Law Office of Donald Potter focuses exclusively on labor and employment law. The firm represents employees in cases involving wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, family and medical leave, unpaid wages, failure to provide meal periods and other wage-and-hour violations. Our mission is to ensure that employees are treated fairly and lawfully by their employers.
LAW OFFICE OF DONALD POTTER RECEIVES FINAL COURT APPROVAL OF $1,325,000.00 CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT INVOLVING SPIRIT GARDEN, LLC (DBA SGN NUTRITION)
The Law Office of Donald Potter prosecuted a class action in the San Diego County Superior Court entitled Colby v. Spirit Garden LLC, Case No. 37-2012-00092383-CU-OE-CTL. It was filed in February 2012 on behalf of current and former Promoters (aka Product Demonstrators) of Spirit Garden, LLC (dba “SGN Nutrition”) who worked in California at any time since February 16, 2008. In 2013, the lawsuit was amended to add two defendants, Pharmachem Laboratories, Inc. and SGN Acquisition Company, LLC. The case was assigned…Read More
On July 12, 2013, the Honorable Elihu M. Berle granted final approval of an $800,000.00 settlement in Morrow v. Avon Products, Inc., Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC467304, a wage-and-hour class action against Avon Products, Inc. and Spherion Staffing, LLC that the Law Office of Donald Potter was appointed as co-counsel for the class members. The class action lawsuit included claims for: (1) Failure to Allow and Pay for Meal and Rest Periods (Cal. Labor Code §§ 226.7, 512); (2) Failure to provide Proper…Read More
$595,000.00 SETTLEMENT RECEIVES FINAL COURT APPROVAL IN CLASS ACTION AGAINST NBTY AND VOLT MANAGEMENT CORP.
On September 6, 2012, the Law Office of Donald Potter received final court approval of a settlement resolving a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of current and former employees of NBTY, Inc., NBTY Manufacturing, LLC and NBTY Acquisition, LLC who worked at a vitamin supplement facility in Valencia, California. On July 31, 2012, the Court also entered an order approving a related class action settlement that the Law Office of Donald Potter reached in arbitration on behalf of temporary employees working at…Read More
California workers have rights that prohibit employers from firing them for unlawful reasons. This is true even for an “at-will” employee. The following is a non-exhaustive summary of a few of these protections. A particular employee’s situation must be analyzed on a case-by-case basis by a qualified attorney to determine how federal or California law may apply. The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (the “FEHA”), California Government Code § 12940(a), makes it unlawful for FEHA-covered employers to terminate an…Read More
California law obligates employers to afford their nonexempt employees unpaid meal periods and paid rest breaks during the workday. (California Labor Code § 226.7, 512.) Failure to do so can obligate the employer to pay the employee one hour of wages for each day that either a meal period violation or a rest break violation occurs. Meal periods and rest breaks in California are governed by complex statutes, regulations and Industrial Welfare Commission (“IWC”) Wage Orders that are specific to…Read More
Employees work long hours for themselves and their families. Too often they are not paid in accordance with the law. The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and California law both create various rights for employees concerning the payment for labor. These laws are complex and the following is simply a summary of some common principles. Exceptions and exemptions exist. A particular employee’s situation must be analyzed by a qualified attorney on a case-by-case basis to determine how the wage-and-hour…Read More