Employee Rights Blog Posts

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

WAITERS, WAITRESSES, BUSSERS, MINIMUM WAGE AND OVERTIME

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

TAXI CAB DRIVERS - RIGHT TO MINIMUM WAGE

If you work as a taxi cab driver or you have worked as a taxi cab driver your direct pay plus your tip credit must at least equal theminimumwage. Just because you receive tips does not mean that you don't have a right to minimum wage. In Arizona the minimum… Read More

U.S. Workers Are Not Getting Enough Sleep

One-third of employed U.S. workers are getting less than 6 hours of sleep a night, according to a recent study done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The National Sleep Foundation recommends adults get 7 to 9 hours of sleep a night. Workers… 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 The law was originally enacted in 1938 to combat employer practices… Read More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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