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Employees Claim Their Workweek Was Changed So Company Could Avoid Paying Overtime

Employees Claim Their Workweek Was Changed So Company Could Avoid Paying Overtime

Five current and former employees of Redland Energy Services in Arkansas initiated a civil suit against the company. The plaintiffs alleged that Redland had violated the Fair Labor Standards Act…

Study Shows That Social Accounts Lead To Unfavorable Pay Outcomes for Women

Study Shows That Social Accounts Lead To Unfavorable Pay Outcomes for Women

A new study in the journal Organization Science has unraveled that when managers make pay decisions for male and female employees, they are affected by the opportunity to provide social…

Employee Sues for Being Paid Less Than Co-Worker, Alleges Racial Discrimination

Employee Sues for Being Paid Less Than Co-Worker, Alleges Racial Discrimination

A woman performing essentially the same job duties as a co-worker was being paid less. She alleged that the discrepancy in pay was racial discrimination and sued her employers. The…

So You Were Unable To Report For Work Owing To The Hurricane: Must Your Employer Pay You For Your Enforced Absence?

So You Were Unable To Report For Work Owing To The Hurricane: Must Your Employer Pay You For Your Enforced Absence?

Hurricane Sandy has posed a lot of questions in its wake. Questions that employers never thought of answering and questions that workers never thought would be required to be asked.…

Discreprancy Between Man and Woman’s Paychecks Leads to Lawsuit Against Employers

Discreprancy Between Man and Woman’s Paychecks Leads to Lawsuit Against Employers

A woman employed by Crown Cork & Seal USA, Inc. brought a lawsuit under the Civil Rights Act, the Equal Pay Act (EPA) and the U.S. Code. She asserted that…

Appeals Court Reverses Decision on Overtime Hours Due to Judges’ Instructions to Jury

Appeals Court Reverses Decision on Overtime Hours Due to Judges’ Instructions to Jury

A man sued his employers, claiming that he had not been paid for overtime worked. His case made its way in front of a jury, which awarded him compensatory damages.…

Allegations of Michigan Manufacturer Unfairly Paying Men Higher Wages

Allegations of Michigan Manufacturer Unfairly Paying Men Higher Wages

Not paying workers employed in similar positions the same wage could possibly violate the Equal Pay Act (EPA) or Title VII of the Civil Rights Act or even the Elliot…

Higher Wages Can Buy Honesty: Study Says It Reduces Employee Theft

Higher Wages Can Buy Honesty: Study Says It Reduces Employee Theft

Employers are normally reluctant to raise worker wages and no reason that you give is good enough for them to up your remuneration. Well here is one reason that they…

Palermo’s Fires 89 Immigrant Workers, Says Federal Guidelines Forced Their Hand

Palermo’s Fires 89 Immigrant Workers, Says Federal Guidelines Forced Their Hand

Hundreds of Palermo’s workers have been on strike for, well over a month, protesting an immigration clampdown and, what they claim, were poor wages and working conditions. A spokesperson said…

Supplier C.J.’s Seafood Fined Nearly $250,000 for Safety, Wage Violations

Supplier C.J.’s Seafood Fined Nearly $250,000 for Safety, Wage Violations

C.J.’s Seafood, Inc., which supplies seafood for retailers such as Walmart, is being fined close to $250,000 by both the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)…

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