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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 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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Posted 1 year ago in Editors Picks Labor and Employment by Aaron Kase  
Lady Gaga Sued for not Paying Overtime

A former assistant is suing pop star Lady Gaga for more than 7,000 hours in overtime pay, claiming the singer shorted her for her around-the-clock help from 2009 through 2011. Jenifer O’Neill is seeking $393,000 plus damages for time she spent above and beyond 40 hours a week at her $75,000 per year job. O’Neill claims in the lawsuit that she was at Gaga’s “beck and call” with few breaks and scarce time for meals or sleep. The singer, famous …

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Few Legal Protections for Domestic Workers

The National Labor Relations Act of 1935 did not include basic labor protections for household workers like nannies, caregivers and cleaners. Almost 80 years later, almost all domestic workers are still unprotected. Domestic workers are not covered by federal minimum wage laws or the minimum wage laws of most states. Generally, these workers are not eligible for unemployment insurance or protected by antidiscrimination or workers’ compensation laws. A 2012 survey found that 23 percent of domestic workers made less than …

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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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