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Facebook Can Affect Your Getting Hired [Infographic]

Although New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner provided an extraordinary example of how social media can affect a potential job, your future employment, too, could be derailed by what you post online. With approximately 889 million active monthly users, Facebook effectively shares information. But it’s problematic as to the potential loss of privacy. Lawyers.com has reported on multiple legal problems of Facebook users in divorces, in other litigation, on the job and even with the police. The WebpageFX infographic below …

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Posted 10 months ago in Jury Awards Labor and Employment by Sylvia Hsieh  
Teacher Fired Over Boyfriend’s Sex Crimes Awarded $3.5M

A New Jersey teacher won a $3.5 million jury award for being wrongly fired because her boyfriend was convicted of sex crimes. Lyndsey Wilcox taught physical education and coached field hockey for the Newark Valley Central School district in 2008. Her boyfriend was Todd Broxmeyer, a private field hockey coach for teenage girls in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. In 2009, he was convicted of sex abuse involving the girls he coached. Around the same time, Wilcox was fired …

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Posted 10 months ago in Labor and Employment by Michele Bowman  
Lady Gaga’s Assistant Can Take Demand for OT Pay to Jury

A federal judge in New York on Sept. 10 said the claims of Lady Gaga’s former personal assistant for unpaid overtime can go to a jury, refusing to dismiss Jennifer O’Neill’s demand for the singer to pay her for all her “on-call” time — which she says was 24/7 for over a year.   Gaga Round the Clock O’Neill worked as a personal assistant to Lady Gaga — whose real name is Stefani Germanotta — from 2010 to 2011 for …

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Posted 11 months ago in Class Actions Labor and Employment by Betsy Kim  
Should Interns Be Compensated? [Infographic]

With approximately one million unpaid interns working each year, it’s no surprise that some of these situations are violating the Fair Labor Standards Act, and interns are suing. Charlie Rose recently settled a class action lawsuit over the talk show’s use of interns for $250,00. In addition, interns have sued P. Diddy, Fox Searchlight, Hearst Corp. magazines, and Norma Kamili. The www.internmatch.com infographic below provides more facts on interns and why paid internships make sense. Check out Lawyers.com for more …

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Posted 11 months ago in Labor and Employment by Michele Bowman  
DOL Goes to Bat for Tipped Workers

A federal judge in Oregon has ruled that the Department of Labor cannot keep employers from forcing waitstaff to share tips with other restaurant workers in what is known as tip-pooling, but the DOL is appealing the ruling.   Limits on Pooling Found Too Broad Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, while employers must pay workers a minimum wage, when a worker is a tipped employee, the employer can credit part of the tips against the minimum wage and pay …

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