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Disaster Recovery Workers Recover $2.5 Million in Back Wages Following DOL InvestigationPechman Law Group Logo
Disaster Recovery Workers Recover $2.5 Million in Back Wages Following DOL Investigation

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October 15, 2018

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The U.S. Department of Labor recovered over $2.5 million in back wages for thousands of disaster recovery employees involved in Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts, following a series of investigations which revealed that both Lovin Contracting Co. Inc. and Coastal Staffing Services paid immigrant workers far below the required wages.

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Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Holds that Tipped Employees May be Owed Full Minimum Wage for Non-Tipped WorkPechman Law Group Logo
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Holds that Tipped Employees May be Owed Full Minimum Wage for Non-Tipped Work

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October 9, 2018

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Ninth Circuit Court rules employers are not entitled to the tip credit when employees are engaged in non-tip related work for more than twenty percent of the workweek.

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Is Rule 68 available in FLSA Cases?Pechman Law Group Logo
Is Rule 68 available in FLSA Cases?

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October 3, 2018

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On October 10, 2018, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals will address the issue of whether an accepted Rule 68 offer of judgment in a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) case is subject to judicial review.

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Anaheim Hotels Pay $59k in Back Wages and Damages to EmployeesPechman Law Group Logo
Anaheim Hotels Pay $59k in Back Wages and Damages to Employees

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September 25, 2018

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Two hotels in Anaheim, California have paid $59,142 in back wages and damages to 87 employees, following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor.

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On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina Sued for Race Harassment by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Pechman Law Group Logo
On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina Sued for Race Harassment by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

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September 17, 2018

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On the Border Mexican Grill has been sued for race harassment by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

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New York State and New York City Anti-Sexual Harassment Obligations Go into EffectPechman Law Group Logo
New York State and New York City Anti-Sexual Harassment Obligations Go into Effect

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September 11, 2018

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As of September 6, 2018, all New York City employers must conspicuously post a sexual harassment prevention poster designed by the Commission on Human Rights in both English and Spanish and distribute an information sheet to individual employees.

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Lawsuit Claims Private Detention Centers Cheated Migrants Out of PayPechman Law Group Logo
Lawsuit Claims Private Detention Centers Cheated Migrants Out of Pay

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September 10, 2018

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The two largest private prison corporations in the U.S., which pay people held for immigration law violations a dollar a day to work, are being sued for violating laws against forced labor, sub-minimum wages, and unjust enrichment.

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Rounding Practices on Time Clocks Lead to Regular Pay and Overtime LawsuitsPechman Law Group Logo
Rounding Practices on Time Clocks Lead to Regular Pay and Overtime Lawsuits

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August 28, 2018

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There has been an increase in lawsuits alleging that employers failed to pay employees properly, despite the use of timeclocks.

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Court Applies Lower Standard for Harassment Claim under City Human Rights LawPechman Law Group Logo
Court Applies Lower Standard for Harassment Claim under City Human Rights Law

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August 20, 2018

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A Manhattan Appeals Court reversed the dismissal of a sexual harassment claim under the New York City Human Rights Law, leaving it to a jury to decide whether the employee was “treated less well than other employees because of her gender.”

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Uber Reaches $10M Settlement in Discrimination Case CopyPechman Law Group Logo
Uber Reaches $10M Settlement in Discrimination Case Copy

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August 15, 2018

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Uber has reached a $10 million settlement agreement with 420 females and minority engineers in a discrimination lawsuit that alleged the company’s policies, patterns, and practices, resulted in female engineers receiving less compensation and in being promoted less frequently than their male counterparts.

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