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How to File a Workplace Discrimination Complaint in Arizona

Not only is it illegal to for an employer to discriminate against a worker in Arizona, but employers can also be held legally accountable for their discriminatory actions. Arizona law protects employees from discrimination by their employers regarding… Read More

Common Forms of Workplace Retaliation

If you have filed a valid complaint against your employer, strict federal and state laws are in place that will provide you protection from retaliation. It is illegal for employers to react to complaints by forcing a sudden or unexplained switch of job… Read More

Five Misconceptions about Overtime

According to the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA), specific employees who work more than 40 hours per week are entitled to overtime wages. While the law has been in place for almost 80 years, there is still some confusion regarding its protections. The… Read More

Uber Faces Many Lawsuits Over Classification of Drivers as Contractors

Ridesharing company Uber has been dealing with a barrage of lawsuits since it launched in 2009. The company is currently facing over 70 federal cases and numerous others in state courts.   Uber's largest legal battles are ongoing class action lawsuits… Read More

How Independent Contractors Can Protect Themselves if Injured

The downside to the growth of Uber and other on-demand services is that more workers are being labeled as independent contractors instead of employees. That means that many workers are not eligible for workers' compensation insurance to cover medical… Read More

Phoenix Restaurant Owes Employees $70,772 in Overtime

The U.S. Department of Labor discovered that Wally’s American Pub and Grille broke the law by not paying workers more than $70,000 in overtime wages. In addition to paying back the lost wages, Wally's is required to pay a $2,805 civil penalty and an equal… Read More

Department of Labor to Crack Down on Companies That Cheat Temporary Workers

The Department of Labor (DOL) is cracking down on companies that cheat temporary workers out of overtime wages and other benefits through joint employment endeavors with temporary staffing agencies. The DOL’s Wage and Hour Division Department has set… Read More

Employment Law for the Employer

It is estimated that more than 155 million Americans are employed in the United States and more than 11 million others are unemployed. Thousands of businesses across and country are employing millions whom they trust and ensure with their businesses. There… Read More

Staffing Firm Under Fire for Employee Retaliation

Staffing agency Hire Dynamics L.L.C. is being accused of retaliating against an employee by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The worker had filed a discrimination charge against the company. The EEOC described the situation Tuesday, saying… Read More

N.J. Gas Station Owner to Pay $3M For Denied Overtime Wages

By Ed Beeson/The Star-Ledger on March 07, 2013 at 11:19 AM, updated March 07, 2013 at 11:32 AM Waseem Chaudhary and a company he operates, Daniyal Enterprises, has agreed to pay $3 million in overtime back pay and damages to 417 workers employed at 72… Read More

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