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July 2017 Archives

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.