Labor And Employment (page 4)
Uber Drivers Winning Unemployment Benefits: Are You Next?
Recently, two former Uber drivers discovered they are eligible for unemployment compensation, following a New York State Department of Labor ruling. The unemployment benefits board...
- Nov 4, 2016
What if You’re a Victim of Wage Theft and You Don’t Even Know It?
Tallahassee’s growing healthcare industry has been great for the city, but it looks like there’s one thing that might not be so great: Employers not...
- Nov 2, 2016
How Fort Lauderdale Workers Miss Out on Wages
Fort Lauderdale has a diverse economy, and wage theft disputes can pop up anywhere. One recently filed case highlights some common wage theft problems some...
- Nov 1, 2016
Here Are Ways Workers Lose Out on Their Wages
On Oct. 27, the New York City Council unanimously passed the Freelance Isn’t Free Act to protect freelancers from wage theft. The first-of-its-kind law puts...
- Oct 31, 2016
Ways Banks Prevent Workers from Getting Overtime — and What You Can Do About It
After the revelation that employees at Wells Fargo opened two million bogus accounts and credit cards to meet sales quotas, eight senators are calling for...
- Sep 23, 2016
Workplace Retaliation: The Most Common Forms You Should be Aware of
When employees make a valid complaint about discrimination to their employers, there are laws in place to protect them from retaliation. While some forms of...
- Sep 16, 2016
Kristen Bell’s "Pinksourcing" Video Says Women Don't Ask for Raises: Studies Show Otherwise
Kristen Bell spears the issue of the gender wage gap in her hilarious short “Pinksourcing” for The Huffington Post’s latest series, “Celebs Have Issues,” where...
- Sep 16, 2016
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Jun 20, 2016