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Getting Paid Less Than Minimum Wage: When Is It Legal?

Some jobs, including workers that receive tips, workers who are students in high school or college, certain laborers, seasonal workers, people performing informal work like babysitting, and certain workers with disabilities, are exempt from minimum w… Read More
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Another NFL Team Gets Heat Over Cheerleader Pay

Experts are saying that the NFL had better brace itself for a rough road ahead. Yet another NFL team has been sued by a former cheerleader over claims that the team violated both state and federal labor laws. The cheerleader cases are but a handful o… Read More
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Four NFL Teams Sued By Cheerleaders For Wage Theft

An apparent new trend in the labor law world involves cases brought against National Football League teams. However, football players are not filing the cases; instead, cheerleaders are filing suit and claiming they are routinely underpaid. Just last… Read More
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National Restaurant Chain Named In Labor Law Case

A major national restaurant chain was recently named in a class action suit for underpaying workers who rely on tips. The lawsuit claims that TGI Friday’s forced workers to begin working well before customers arrived and work after they’d left, w… Read More
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Domino’s Franchisees Caught Up In Wage-Theft Case

The owners of a group of Domino’s Pizza franchises across New York State recently agreed to pay workers hundreds of thousands of dollars to settle a wage-theft investigation that had been started by the state’s attorney general. The attorney gene… Read More
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ABC Debacle: Labor Law And Amy’s Baking Company

An especially popular episode of the Fox show “Kitchen Nightmares” aired back in May and horrified viewers across the country. The problem was not cleanliness, no; the restaurant was actually sparkling clean. The trouble that stunned viewers was… Read More
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Fox Unpaid Internship Case May Lead To Flood Of Lawsuits

News of the recent victory by two interns with Fox Searchlight has some employment law experts saying private companies should brace for a surge of lawsuits from other interns who feel they were unfairly taken advantage of by their employers. Only da… Read More
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Interns Lead To Legal Liability

It’s summer. That means its time for bathing suits, suntans, long vacations and most importantly, at least in the wage-and-hour world, summer interns. Though many people may not understand it, unpaid college interns can actually present a serious l… Read More
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Case Against Fox Could Spell Big Changes For Internship Programs Across The Country

A potentially game changing case is making its way towards a conclusion in California and it could have a serious impact on how internship programs across the country are managed. The case was launched back in September of 2011 by two inters with Fox… Read More
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Olive Garden/Red Lobster Parent Company Sued for Labor Law Violations

According to a recent lawsuit, Darden Restaurants, the company behind the success of restaurants such as Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, The Capital Grille and Red Lobster, violated federal labor laws by underpaying thousands of servers across t… Read More
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