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Posted 1 year ago in Class Actions Your Job & The Law by Michele Bowman  
Interns Sue P. Diddy’s Record Label

A former intern is suing Sean Combs/P. Diddy’s record label, alleging it violated federal and state labor laws by not paying her and other interns for the work that employees should have been doing.   Office Work, But No Training Former intern Rashida Salaam filed a lawsuit on Aug. 20 in federal court in New York, seeking to represent a possible class of over 500 former interns against Bad Boy Entertainment Inc.  She alleges that for the last six years …

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Posted 1 year ago in Video Your Job & The Law by Ed Alpern  
Fighting the Epidemic of Wage Theft [Video]

  Wage theft. It’s a national epidemic across the country. Minimum wage workers weathered the New York City summer heat to hold a rally to raise awareness and to end the exploitation. Lawyers.com videojournalist Ed Alpern reports. Jonathan Westin, executive director of Fast Food Forward, says wage theft comes in many forms. Employers refuse to pay overtime. Workers are forced to work off the clock. Employees pay for their own uniforms and other things they essential for their jobs. And …

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Posted 1 year ago in Labor and Employment by Josh Crank  
In the Job Market, It Ain’t Easy Being Teen

The overall job market is improving, but as usual, life is totally unfair for teenagers. For the last two years, teen unemployment has hovered around 25 percent, more than three times the current national unemployment rate. Facing odds like those, it’s especially important for teenage job seekers to understand their employment rights and restrictions. Let’s stick with the bad news for now. If you’re under 20, employers can pay you something called the “youth minimum wage.” Since the federal minimum …

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Posted 1 year ago in Labor and Employment by Aaron Kase  
Philly Security Guards Protest Wage Theft by Employer

Five protestors were arrested last week in Philadelphia for blocking traffic in an effort to call attention to a crime that is a menace to hourly workers nationwide: wage theft. Wage theft can refer to any number of ways in which an employer shorts employees on the pay they are legally entitled to, be it by paying less than minimum wage, not paying overtime, making people work off the clock, dipping into tips or refusing to pay last wages for workers …

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Posted 1 year ago in Labor and Employment by Janet Raasch  
Will Changes to Minimum Wage Affect Your Pay?

During the recession, many middle-wage jobs were lost and replaced with lower-paid work. Many of these jobs pay the minimum wage, which is set at $7.25 an hour by federal law. Eighteen million workers earn the national minimum wage, which comes to $15,080 a year for a person who works full time. This is below the federal poverty threshold of $15,130 for a family of two, $18,498 for a family of three, or $23,550 for a family of four. By …

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