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Wage & Hour FAQ for Employees
Learn the rules on minimum wage, overtime, pay docking, work hours, breaks, and more. ... READ MORE

Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
Proving discrimination is very difficult, but for Lily Ledbetter, who now has a discrimination bill named after her, it was worth the wait. Ms. Ledbetter worked as a supervisor at a Goodyear Tire plant in Gadsden, Alabama. During the 20 years she worked there, she suspected her pay was less than her ... READ MORE

Minimum Wage Hike Alert
The federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour as of July 24, 2009. This new federal minimum wage applies to covered non-exempt workers. Such things as your type of employment, where you work and your age can alter the legal minimum hourly wage your employer is required to pay. Covered Worker The federal ... READ MORE

No Deal: Casino Dealers Lose in Tip-Splitting Case
Two casino dealers were recently dealt a hand they didn't like in their complaint against their employer's tip-pooling policy: The Nevada Supreme Court ruled that the Nevada Labor Commissioner, not the courts, has the authority to hear their complaint about their employer's tip-pooling policy. Nevada ... READ MORE

The California Furlough Fight
Update Furloughs for California state workers are back on. The California Supreme Court overturned a lower court's restraining order that had blocked the furloughs. Governor Schwarzenegger can order workers to take unpaid days off until the state Supreme Court makes a more permanent ruling on whether ... READ MORE

Work-Life Challenges for the Newer Millennium
"We don't stop living when we go to work and, very often today, we don't stop working when we arrive home" writes former Financial Times columnist Richard Donkin in his book, The Future of Work. Blackberries, iPhones and laptops have made it possible to work from anywhere, any time. The positive side ... READ MORE

Workers' Break Time isn't Completely "Free" Time
For many US employees, break periods help take a bit of the grind out of the daily grind. Just because workers are given some free time doesn't mean they're free to do anything they want during break time, though. Chrysler Plant In 2010, about 15 workers at Chrysler assembly plant in Detroit took their ... READ MORE

Brought to You by Child Labor: iPhones and iPods
Not too long ago, a famous TV celebrity was ashamed that her clothing line was made by children in sweatshops overseas. Computer giant Apple admitted that child labor was used in three supplier factories in 2009 to build iPhones, iPods and Macintosh computers. Child Labor Is Allowed - But Not in the ... READ MORE

Does My Employer Have to Pay Me for Training?
Your employer may have to pay for your time spent in training and the cost of the training program. ... READ MORE

Equal Pay Laws
Congress passed The Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA), to ensure men and women received equal pay for equal work. Congress found wide wage differences based on sex of workers. Effects of unequal pay practices went beyond the impact on women's paychecks. Negative effects were seen on the overall labor force ... READ MORE


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Understanding Wage Rates Under California’s Prevailing Wage Law

California’s Prevailing Wage Law requires contractors to pay specific wage rates on public works projects. The rates are published by the State’s Department of Industrial Relations (&#8220 ... Read more

Lawsuit Claims Chipotle Isn’t Paying Its Workers the Overtime They Deserv

A Lawsuit Claims Chipotle Isn’t Paying Its Workers the Overtime They Deserve from fortune.com http://fortune.com/2017/06/08/chipotle-lawsuit-overtime-pay/Law Office of Simon W. Johnson swj@swjla ... Read more

Milwaukee Bucks, former dancer settle class-action labor lawsuit

Milwaukee Bucks, former dancer settle class-action labor lawsuit from jsonline.com http://www.jsonline.com/story/sports/nba/bucks/2017/04/26/milwaukee-bucks-former-dancer-settle-class-action-labor-law ... Read more

Proposed settlement in class action against Applebee’s

Hearing set for proposed settlement in class action against Applebee’s over ‘back-of-house’ work from madisonrecord.com http://madisonrecord.com/stories/511108628-hearing-set-for-pro ... Read more

Off-the-clock and overtime pay at issue in Red Light Camera Company Lawsuit

California employees are protected against off-the-clock work and must receive overtime pay for longer hours in accordance with California prevailing wage law. When violations of that law occur, compa ... Read more

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