Charlie Rose Show Agrees to Pay Up to $250,000 to Settle Interns’ Lawsuit

21. Dec, 2012 74024 Comments

Charlie Rose and his production company have agreed to pay as much as $250,000 to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by a former unpaid intern who claimed minimum-wage violations.

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San Francisco restaurant workers recoup pay in settlement Read more at the San Francisco Examiner:

17. Dec, 2012 47972 Comments

More than 200 San Francisco workers received nearly $500,000 in back pay and overtime owed to them by employers, according to the local Wage and House Division of the U.S. Department of Labor.

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By Denying Cert. Petition, U.S. Supreme Court Allows 5th Circuit Decision Permitting Private Settlem

13. Dec, 2012 21671 Comments

On Monday, December 10, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review a Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals decision, Martin v. Spring Break ’83 Productions, L.L.C., which held that parties may privately settle and release wage claims that result from a bona fide dispute as to liability rather than a compromise of guaranteed FLSA rights.

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Employee’s Failure to Use Employer’s Timekeeping System Fatal to FLSA ‘Off the Clock’ Claim, Tenth C

13. Dec, 2012 11256 Comments

Affirming the dismissal of an employee’s claim for “off the clock” work under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit has ruled that the employee’s failure to use his employer’s timekeeping system while working remotely was fatal to his claim for unpaid overtime.

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Waitresses say restaurant forces them to drink with immigrant customers to run up bills

12. Dec, 2012 11877 Comments

Exclusive: Patricia Sanchez, who is suing her former bosses at La Fogata, a Mexican restaurant and bar in Bushwick, Brooklyn, says bosses failed to pay minimum wage and illegally deducted money from her pay.

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Restaurant Workers Bamboozled Out of Overtime Pay

10. Dec, 2012 24787 Comments

Restaurant owners are ripping off their employees.  It happens at all kinds of restaurants from famous high end places to pizza joints.  Here is a video we shot about an overtime pay class action brought against restaurateur Mario Batali and his partners.

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Collective Action Against Wage Theft

6. Dec, 2012 15403 Comments

The Supreme Court heard argument Monday in a case about a nursing home in Philadelphia that docked each worker a half-hour of pay daily for meal breaks, whether the worker took breaks or was required to work through them.

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Labor unrest at fast-food restaurants, Walmart and California ports: A Closer Look

6. Dec, 2012 27810 Comments

Walmart is known for its low prices. Same with McDonald’s, where the classic Big Mac is about $4 (not as cheap as in 1980, when it was about $1.25, but it’s still low).

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Workers Groups Release Dining Guide Based on Labor Standards

6. Dec, 2012 9368 Comments

On Tuesday, two workers’ rights group partnered to release a dining guide based on labor standards for Madison, Wis., with hopes to expand the project and encourage groups in other cities to pursue similar projects.

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Federal minimum wage rules govern how they can be pooled among restaurant workers

3. Dec, 2012 63570 Comments

Jesse Seager was mortified when he found out that what he was doing was wrong.

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