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You’ve worked hard for your employer for years, expecting the company’s pension plan to give you financial security when you retired. Think again. Many companies are now reneging on the promises made to employees and cheating them out of their hard-earned benefits. But you may have legal recourse.
More than 100 current and former employees of a hip Manhattan pizzeria have been certified as a class in their lawsuit alleging unpaid wages and improper record keeping. Workers claim that Adrianne’s Pizza Bar paid below minimum wage, and that they were denied overtime pay and spread-of-hour premiums.
Can your employer or potential employer require you to turn over your Facebook password? Unless you work in Maryland or Illinois, the answer is yes. And if you are applying for a job and refuse to give out your password, you probably won’t get hired.
Employers can terminate workers for many reasons, but firing a woman with breast cancer while she’s in the hospital is barbaric. At least one federal judge agrees. The judge denied a Coldwell Banker realtor’s attempt to dismiss the lawsuit filed against him by his ex-employee.
The Lawyers.com employment law forums should be one of your first stops if you’re grappling with a job-related legal problem or issue. Covering topics including discrimination, labor unions, workers’ comp and sexual harassment, these forums are the place to ask questions and get answers before you hire an employment lawyer.