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Former Bloggers Sue Thomson Reuters Findlaw

May 24, 2011
Colson Hicks Eidson

A former writer is petitioning a California court for class action status in a lawsuit against Thomson Reuters Findlaw (TRF) and the staffing company Adecco. The plaintiff and 50 other writers seek back pay and attorney’s fees from alleged conduct at TRF’s Sunnyvale, California office. Specifically, the plaintiffs claim insufficient overtime pay and lack of meal periods.

The plaintiffs worked as bloggers at TRF and claim TRF gave them daily quotas to meet regardless of how many hours it took them to do so. They were required to write eight blog posts per day, and if they did not do so, TRF editors allegedly told them to turn them in at night. The plaintiffs claim TRF and Adecco told them to put down only 40 hours per week on their time cards even if it took more than 40 hours to meet their quotas.

The plaintiffs further allege that they regularly worked over five hours per day without a 30-minute meal break. They claim that the defendants owe them one hour of additional pay for each day the defendants did not allow meal breaks.

According to the complaint, the defendants allowed these practices to continue for at least four years prior to their lawsuit.

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