As Los Angeles prepares to follow in Seattle’s footsteps by increasing the minimum wage, cities across the U.S. must also take steps to enforce wage and workers’ compensation laws, and protect the rights of workers victimized by wage theft. While wage theft has always been around, this form of ...
Last week Governor Andrew M. Cuomo ordered emergency measures to address the rampant wage theft and health hazards defining working conditions of employees in New York’s nail salon industry. Unfortunately, these same problems are an epidemic across the U.S. Effective immediately, Cuomo’s statem...
In a recent article warning about the trend to categorize an increasing number of Americans as “independent contractors,” economist Robert Reich offered the following comparison between Uber and General Motors: GM is worth around $60 billion, and has over 200,000 employees. Its front-line worke...
On Tuesday the U.S. Supreme Court handed a victory to companies over workers, ruling that employers are not obligated to pay workers for extra time spent in security checks at the end of their shifts. The case emerged from workers in an Amazon.com Inc. warehousing contractor, Integrity Staffing Solu...
Several months ago we covered the groundbreaking suit that NFL cheerleaders brought against their teams for wage and hour violations. But as it turns out (as Slate.com puts it), cheerleading “isn't the only job where an employer treats you like you should be paying him for the privilege of being o...
More than half a year after bringing a groundbreaking, class-action class action lawsuit against the Oakland Raiders for wage theft, two cheerleaders have been awarded a $1.25-million settlement from the NFL team. The outcome was announced this week by wage and hour violation attorneys. Earlier t...
Two former employees of Jimmy John's, the "freaky fast" sandwich shop found throughout American cities and college towns, are suing the fast food chain for "systematic wage theft.” In their lawsuit filed Friday in federal court, Karolis Kubelskas and Emily Brunner describe incidents of repeatedly ...
Earlier today, President Obama rolled out his plan for increasing overtime pay protections for millions of American workers. The president and others have argued that if more workers get bigger paychecks, they will spend more and fuel wider economic growth. Yet opponents charge that this will promp...