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Posted 1 year 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 2 years ago in Class Actions Labor and Employment by Aaron Kase  
Amazon Workers Want Pay for Time Spent at Security Checkpoint

Warehouse workers subcontracted to Amazon.com can move forward with a lawsuit seeking wages for the time it takes them to pass through a security checkpoint at the end of their shift, a court ruled this month. After the workday is over, employees at Integrity Staffing Solutions who spend the day at a warehouse filling Amazon orders are required to wait in line for a search to make sure they aren’t stealing anything. It takes about 20 to 25 minutes to get …

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Coyote Ugly Sued for Retaliating Against Employees via Social Media

A federal court in Tennessee has refused to dismiss lawsuits against the owner and operator of the Coyote Ugly Saloon, where employees say tips are pooled illegally and they were retaliated against for suing over it. The retaliation suit came long after the original tip-pooling case was filed.   Budding Buddhism: Bad Topic for the Blog Bartenders at the Nashville and San Antonio locations of the saloon, which is known for its bartenders’ and female customers’ dancing on the bar, …

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Posted 2 years ago in Class Actions Labor and Employment by Jennifer King  
Read the Latest Issue of ‘Your Job & The Law’ Newsletter

Getting Paid in the Wake of a Disaster Hurricane Sandy not only damaged the lives of many people in the Northeast, it also wreaked havoc with their jobs. Countless workers found themselves without a paycheck. When natural disaster strikes, is your employer still obligated to pay your salary? Find Out More…   Federal Court Tosses Michigan Affirmative Action Ban A federal court in November threw out Michigan’s ban on affirmative action in college admissions. It’s the latest volley in the …

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Read the Latest Issue of ‘Your Job & The Law’ Newsletter

EEOC Targets Pregnancy Discrimination Pregnancy brings a host of new concerns to an expectant mother’s life — but whether she’ll be forced out of her job shouldn’t be one of them. Pregnancy discrimination has become a hot-button issue for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. If your employer thinks your pregnancy makes you a liability, it may be in trouble. Find Out More…   Red Lobster Short-Changes Servers to Avoid Obamacare Sticking it to …

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