Labor And Employment (page 4)

Kissimmee’s Most Common Wage Thieves

Over 800 hotel workers in the Central Florida area will be sharing roughly $133,000 in back wages after the Department of Labor discovered a Kissimmee-based...

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  • Sep 13, 2016

Overtime and Underpaid: Bankers Feeling the Same Pain as Fast-Food Workers

Although it may seem unlikely, white-collar bank employees and fast food workers have something big in common. Lately, it seems like there are regular reports...

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  • Sep 7, 2016

The 4 Most Worrying Facts About the Chipotle Wage Theft Case

Chipotle is under fire yet again, and this time it’s not about food-borne illnesses. Nearly 10,000 workers have sued the fast food chain for alleged...

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  • Aug 31, 2016

What the Disney Lawsuit Can Teach Restaurant Workers about Their Rights

“The Happiest Place on Earth” is under fire yet again for alleged labor violations. A former Walt Disney World employee in Orlando filed a lawsuit...

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  • Aug 23, 2016

Wahlburgers Lawsuit Highlights Common Ways Restaurants Violate Workers' Rights

Wahlburgers, the burger franchise owned by celebrity brothers Mark and Donnie Wahlberg, is under fire from five former employees for alleged overtime and minimum wage...

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  • Aug 22, 2016

What Atlanta Service Workers Can Learn from the Labor Lawsuit Against TI's Restaurant

Twelve former employees of Scales 925, the Atlanta restaurant partially owned by rapper and entrepreneur T.I., recently filed a suit alleging they were denied overtime...

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  • Jul 12, 2016

No Workers Comp for Independent Contractors: How to Protect Yourself in Case of Injury

Today, an increasing amount of workers are being labeled independent contractors instead of employees, which typically disqualifies them from the benefits of workers’ compensation insurance...

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  • Jul 8, 2016

What Does the Latest Florida Supreme Court Workers' Comp Decision Mean for Workers?

The Florida Supreme Court has once again struck down an aspect of the state’s workers’ compensation laws as unconstitutional, the second time in less than...

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  • Jun 20, 2016

How Shift Workers Can Prevent Shift Work Disorder and Other Adverse Effects

June is National Safety Month, and for its second week, the National Safety Council, which promotes the event, has highlighted various health issues facing Americans....

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  • Jun 16, 2016

What Every Employee Needs to Know About the Fair Labor Standards Act

Federal labor laws, such as the Fair Labor Standards Act, are complex in a way that could leave workers wondering what their rights under those...

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  • Jun 14, 2016

New Overtime Rule Change: If You Earn Up to $47K You Get Overtime Pay

This week Vice President Joe Biden and others announced the Obama Administration’s new overtime rule requiring overtime pay for white-collar workers making up to $47,476...

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  • May 19, 2016

Tampa Women Fight Gender Discrimination in the Workplace

Gender discrimination in the workplace is a major issue for women, leaving them undervalued, underpaid and even wrongfully terminated each year. In Tampa, a former...

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  • Apr 25, 2016

4 Kentucky Labor Law Requirements Distillery Employees Need to Know

More and more these days, Lexington-area residents are getting into distilling their own bourbon at home. Sometimes the drive is so strong people decide to...

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  • Apr 22, 2016

Overtime Pay Requirements: 5 Facts You Thought Were Right Are Actually Wrong

As part of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, Congress instituted overtime wages for certain employees who work more than 40 hours in a...

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  • Apr 21, 2016

Can I Sue for Wage Theft Without Getting Fired?

Employees in the banking and other industries deserve to be fairly compensated for the work they do, including the time they spend working beyond 40...

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  • Apr 16, 2016