The Labor Department said under terms of the settlement, Wal-Mart has agreed to pay all back wages the department determined are owed for violations in addition to paying liquidated damages to the employees and a penalty to the department.Read More
High-profile media outlets are targeted by class-action lawsuits as questions of pay and hours draw attention.
Limiting an employee's digital access can decrease an employer's legal liability, attorney Jennifer F. DiMarco writes.
Employers can minimize the chances of litigation by taking steps that include periodic audits to determine whether employees are being properly classified, as well as careful record-keeping.
The lawsuit alleged HCS owner Charles Sisson discriminated against Roxy Leger, the company's bookkeeper, when he made offensive comments about her pregnancy and fired her because she needed to take maternity leave following the birth of her son, according to the EEOC.Read More
In remarkable moves, Apple and its major supplier Foxconn recently gave into public demands for better treatment of the workers who assemble electronic gadgets in China. Read More
The study found that 880,100 New York employees earn less than $8.50 an hour. About 352,000 of those are in New York City, about 40 percent of the state total. In the city, 92 percent of those workers are at least 20 years of age.Read More
When involved in overtime claims based in state law, employers must initially review applicable state statutes and regulations before relying on federal tests, especially when in California.Read More
The $99 million settlement resolves the wage-and-hour claims brought in 2006, as well as additional wage-and-hour claims covering a more recent time period, according to the joint announcement by Novartis and Sanford Wittels.Read More
For the U.S. as a whole, technology workers reported their average annual wage rose to $81,327 in 2011 from $79,384 in 2010, according to a survey by Dice.Read More