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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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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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KAG West Agrees to Pay $14 Million to Truck Drivers for Overtime Violations

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, an employee is entitled to be paid overtime for all hours worked in a week in excess of 40.  If your employer has you work, off the clock, in excess of 40 hours per … Continue reading

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Groupon Sued by Sales Reps for Unpaid Overtime

As many of you may know, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), requires employers to pay employees overtime for all hours worked over 40 in a given week.  There are exemptions to this requirement, for instance if you are a … Continue reading

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Outback Steakhouse Settles Claims for Unlawful Tip Pooling

Most of you probably know that employees are entitled be paid overtime for each hour worked over 40 in a given week assuming you are not exempt.  However, did you know that if you work in a restaurant or other … Continue reading

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Sexual Harassment Suit Against Appareless CEO of American Apparel Halted by Arbitration Agreement-Read These Documents Before You Sign Them

You may recall that I blogged the other day about the outlandish allegations of a new sexual harassment lawsuit brought against the CEO of American Apparel by one of his eighteen year old former employees.  Today it came out that … Continue reading

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American Apparel CEO Prefers No Apparel According to Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

A former employee of American Apparel accused the company’s chief executive, Dov Charney, in a lawsuit,  of holding her captive and forcing her to perform sexual acts.  The suit, seeks $250 million in damages. It accuses Charney and the company … Continue reading

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