Every U.S. state except MT has what's known as an "at-will" employment rule. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, this rule says that "an employer can terminate an employee at any time for any reason, except an illegal one, or for no reason without incurring legal liability."… More
As you can probably imagine, most folk like to be paid for the work they do. Well, the workers at Life Time Fitness are no exception.… More
Taco Bell is set to pay $496,000 to resolve a class action that claimed it failed to properly pay its workers for missed meal breaks. The jury sided with the workers, finding that Taco Bell was responsible for paying for the full hour of each worker’s missed meal break instead of just the 30 minutes they had been paying.
Kroger Co. has been hit with a proposed class action claiming that it failed to pay its in-house recruiters proper overtime wages. According to the lawsuit, Kroger violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by intentionally misclassifying its recruiters as exempt. Class certification in this case would allow plaintiffs to seek compensation for themselves and close to 200 other recruiters.
Burger King was ordered, by a National Labor Relations Board judge, to repeal its disciplinary measures toward striking workers who found the measures the fast-food chain took to be unlawful. The strike in question took place in Kansas City last April. Six workers who participated in the strike were asked to re-apply for their positions and one man, who had strong ties to the committee that organized the strike, was not rehired. Burger King claimed that he wasn’t rehired because of a history of tardiness and misconduct, but the judge said that the reasoning wasn’t convincing.
With the busy holiday season approaching, popular retail chain Urban Outfitters is looking to get a head start by asking its salaried workers to "volunteer" at its new fulfillment center. Urban's volunteers would work six-hour shifts in exchange for lunch and transportation.… More
Give me a "fair!" Give me a "wage!" What's that spell? It spells yet another wage abuse class action -- and this time it's filed by ex-Milwaukee Bucks cheerleader Lauren Herington. Herington claims that the basketball organization doesn't pay its cheer squad the minimum wage.… More
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