A National Retailer Settles a $45 Million Massive Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

Family Dollar paid $45 million to settle claims that the retailer paid men more than women for doing the same work. The lawsuit claimed that Family Dollar violated the Equal Pay Act because it allegedly favored men over women regarding their pay. These cases are more common than one would think. Studies have shown that …Read More

Posted by Michael Palitz on December 18, 2018. Filed under Uncategorized. Comments Off on A National Retailer Settles a $45 Million Massive Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

Workers Pay the Price for Corporate America’s Smartphone Addiction

Emails, calls, texts, Slack, WhatsApp, GroupMe, Twist, and other communication applications are all available on your phone or tablet and within your reach Seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Technology has provided the world with a minimum of a half dozen ways to reach you anywhere, anytime. Employers in corporate America are very …Read More

Posted by Alan Quiles on December 17, 2018. Filed under Employment Law. Comments Off on Workers Pay the Price for Corporate America’s Smartphone Addiction

Employers on Wall Street Punish Women for Having Children In 2018

Another day, another gender discrimination claim against a Wall Street firm.  In a recent article written by Bloomberg News, it was reported that a star performer and 15-year veteran at Goldman Sachs was fired while she was on maternity leave.  The former Vice President alleges, despite successfully managing more than 300 million dollars for Goldman’s …Read More

TIPS ABOUT TIPS: HOW TO MAKE SURE YOUR EMPLOYER ISN’T STEALING THEM FROM YOU

You Earned Your Tips!  However, there are many ways employers are cheating employees of their hard-earned money! Many American restaurant workers know that the only way for them to earn a livable wage is through their hard-earned tips.  While the federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour, under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) employers …Read More

Posted by Logan Pardell on November 28, 2018. Filed under Employment Law. Comments Off on TIPS ABOUT TIPS: HOW TO MAKE SURE YOUR EMPLOYER ISN’T STEALING THEM FROM YOU

Do You Qualify for Overtime Pay even if your Title is Retail Manager?

Working in the retail industry is hard and often, requires that retail managers work long hours on their feet performing physical work and providing customer service.  The job can be stressful and exhausting.  Unfortunately, many retail managers are not paid overtime wages if they work more than 40 hours a week. Retailer Employers try to …Read More

Posted by Michael Palitz on November 12, 2018. Filed under Employment Law. Comments Off on Do You Qualify for Overtime Pay even if your Title is Retail Manager?

Suitable Seating in The Workplace, are You Being Left Standing on Your Feet?

Did You know that a California Law requires that employers provide all working employees with suitable seats when the nature of their work reasonably permits the use of seats? And, that companies have paid millions of dollars in litigation to employees for violating this law? California employers to often rely on the fact that their …Read More

Posted by Michael Palitz on November 5, 2018. Filed under Employment Law. Comments Off on Suitable Seating in The Workplace, are You Being Left Standing on Your Feet?

The Scary Truth about the Gender Pay Gap Across Almost All Occupations and Industries in 2018

Despite equal pay and gender discrimination laws in place to protect women and ensure pay equality, companies continually and unlawfully pay men more than women for equal work and do not provide women with the same career advancement opportunities for promotion as men. With the recent spark of the #MeToo movement, we have learned how …Read More

Posted by Michael Palitz on October 30, 2018. Filed under Employment Law. Comments Off on The Scary Truth about the Gender Pay Gap Across Almost All Occupations and Industries in 2018

It’s Your Money: Is Your Employer Underpaying You By Not Reimbursing Your Work Expenses?

Many California employees incur expenses on behalf of their employers for which they are not reimbursed.  The state of California is protecting employees from having to shoulder their employers’ work-related expenses.  California Labor Code Section 2802 requires employers to reimburse employees for all necessary expenses or losses the employees incur as a direct result of …Read More

Posted by Camar Jones on October 15, 2018. Filed under Employment Law. Comments Off on It’s Your Money: Is Your Employer Underpaying You By Not Reimbursing Your Work Expenses?

Overtime Wage Eligibility Expanded – How this change in the FLSA may benefit you

On May 17, 2016, the United States Labor Department announced a significant change in overtime regulations for salaried employees. The new rule makes many more salaried workers entitled to overtime. Under the new rule, if you are a salaried worker making less than $47,500 per year, you will be entitled to overtime for those hours …Read More

Posted by Christine M. Duignan on June 8, 2016. Filed under Employment Law. Comments Off on Overtime Wage Eligibility Expanded – How this change in the FLSA may benefit you

Collective Action Overtime and Collective Action Wage Claims Under the FLSA

The Fair Labor Standards Act is the statute that protects employee wage and hour rights such as overtime pay and minimum wage pay.  Collective action lawsuits are similar to class action lawsuits and are filed in Federal Court.   A collective action lawsuit can be best summarized as a legal action, by multiple similarly situated employees, …Read More

Posted by Gregg Shavitz on April 25, 2014. Filed under Employment Law. Comments Off on Collective Action Overtime and Collective Action Wage Claims Under the FLSA