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July 2017 Archives

Scheduling law helps fast food workers in New York City

Imagine for a moment that you work for a fast food restaurant, and you are walking out the door to get to your place of work and clock in. A few minutes into your commute, you get a call from your boss: "You don't have to come in today, business is slow." Some people may celebrate not having to go to work; but others want to work and need the money. Surprising changes to their schedule like this are unwelcome.

Employees, companies may discriminate against you

Every company is a little different. The culture will vary from business to business. Each employee is going to have his or her quirks, may they be positive or negative. Each company will respond to important issues in different ways. And the everyday interactions between employees and companies can't always be predicted.

Brewery settles with nearly 1,200 workers on wage and hour claim

While the following story didn't occur here in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, it still could have happened practically anywhere. It involves servers at a brewery not being paid what they are owed, and the fight they had to take to the brewery in civil court in order to get what they deserved.

Teacher reports copyright violations, is fired by principal

A teacher that was fired shortly after he reported copyright violations to the principal of the school where he worked. This was before there was evidence of widespread financial impropriety within the school district.

Panda Express chain settles national origin discrimination case

The Chinese fast food chain Panda Express has agreed to settle a Department of Justice complaint that it engaged in recordkeeping activity that discriminated against noncitizens lawfully working in the United States. The Justice Department announced that the company, which operates some 1,800 restaurants nationwide, will set aside $200,000 for a back pay fund to compensate the affected workers. Panda Express has also agreed to pay a $400,000 civil penalty.