Employee Rights Blog Posts

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

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

Chicago Police Officer Files Overtime Lawsuit

Chicago police officer, Sgt. Jeffrey Allen has filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Chicago for overtime pay. Sgt. Allen claims that he should be paid overtime for answering work-related phone calls and emails at home on his department issued Blackberry.… Read More

EEOC Making Progress on Two Key Discrimination Cases

The Legal Times(1/18, Greene) "The BLT" blog reported, "It's been a good week in court for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, with agency lawyers racking up wins in two proceedings involving cases of systemic discrimination, a top priority… Read More

Minimum Wage For Waiters, Waitresses Bussers

Should waiters, waitresses, bussers, and other tipped employees be making minimum wage? Should waiters, waitresses, bussers, and other tipped employees be paid overtime? Minimum wage and overtime for waiters, waitresses, bussers, and other tipped employees… Read More

FLSA Rights and Worker Exploitation in Arizona

The Fair Labor Standards Act, or FLSA, is a wide-ranging federal law thats designed to protect workers by imposing basic standards of reasonability in how they are put to work for employers. The law was originally enacted in 1938 to combat employer practices… Read More

Arizona Employers Responsibility to Keep their Workforce Safe

Certain occupations come with inherent risks of disease and other medical problems, and while most understand this risk before undertaking employment in that trade or profession, it does not preclude the employer from taking every reasonable step to keep… Read More

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