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American Apparel Settles EEOC Disability Suit for $60,000

American Apparel, Inc., a clothing manufacturer employing thousands of workers at its production facility in Los Angeles and at retail stores around the country, will pay $60,000 and furnish other relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). … Continue reading

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Bank Loan Officers Bring Suit for Unpaid Overtime-Claims Should Not Have Been Paid Commission Only

We have blogged before about the requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act and some of its exemptions.  For years, many banks have been trying to avoid paying overtime to loan officers, paying them on a commissions only basis and … Continue reading

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La Campina Mexican Grill Fined by U.S. Department of Labor

Restaurants continue to be the most flagrant violators of wage and hour laws as evidenced by this most recent action brought by the Department of Labor against two mexican restaurants. Atlas Inc., doing business as two La Campina Mexican Grill … Continue reading

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AT&T Settles Nationwide Age Discrimination Suit Brought by EEOC

Under Federal law and that of most states, it is not permissible for an employer to refuse to hire or make employment decisions based upon the age of an employee.  It is also illegal to pay an employee less because … Continue reading

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MTV Sued For Violations of Sexual Harassment and Overtime Laws on Hills Show

The MTV show the Hills is no stranger to being sexually provocative, but sexual harassment on the set?  Well that is what is alleged in a new lawsuit filed against MTV. Eliza Sproul, a fomer field clearance coordinator and production … Continue reading

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Espresso by Bikini Servers-Baristas Coffee Sued by Department of Labor for Overtime VIolations

Under Federal law and most state laws, if you work for an employer you are legally entitled to be paid minimum wage and be paid overtime wages for each hour worked over forty in a week.  A Seattle based Coffee … Continue reading

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High End Hair Salon Warren Tricomi Sued by EEOC for Pregnancy Discrimination

As we have blogged about, it is illegal for someone to not be hired, to be fired, or to be treated differently at work based upon pregnancy. Warren Tricomi, a New York-based hair salon with locations in the Plaza Hotel … Continue reading

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Wage Theft-Restaurant Fined over $500,000 for Unpaid Overtime and Failure to Pay Minimum Wage

Restaurant owners continue to be at the forefront of violating overtime laws.  In previous blog postings we have seen unpaid overtime, making employees work off the clock, improper tip pools, forcing the return of paychecks and now, the failure to … Continue reading

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Florida DCF Found to Have Violated Overtime Laws by Department of Labor

Apparently, its not only private employers in Florida that don’t comply with overtime requirements, the State of Florida has also now been found to be guilty of such violations.  Nice work Rick Scott, keep up your excellent leadership! For the … Continue reading

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Florida Restaurant Sued by Department of Labor For Forcing Return of Employee Paychecks

I have blogged on many occasions that employees are entitled to recover overtime for all hours worked over 40.  I have also frequently blogged about the frequent practice of employers improperly classifying employees as independent contractors.  However, this is a … Continue reading

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