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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 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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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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Posted 2 years ago in Labor and Employment by Michele Bowman  
Red Lobster Short-Changes Servers to Avoid Obamacare

Sticking it to waiters and waitresses who are already underpaid and overworked is turning out to be business as usual for Darden Restaurants Inc., which owns Olive Garden and Red Lobster. After being sued in September by workers alleging they are being shorted on overtime and even minimum wage, the company reportedly announced earlier in October that it plans to move more of its beleaguered staff from full- to part-time status in order to avoid having to pay for their …

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Posted 2 years ago in Labor and Employment by Jennifer King  
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Video: Retirees Can Now Get Damages When Cheated Out of Benefits 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. Find Out More…   Workers Serve NYC Pizzeria With Class Action Suit More than 100 current and former employees of a …

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