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Age Discrimination in the NFL: Trevor Lawrence’s Legal Right to Enter the NFL DraftPechman Law Group Logo
Age Discrimination in the NFL: Trevor Lawrence’s Legal Right to Enter the NFL Draft

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February 11, 2019

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Trevor Lawrence’s running lane to the 2019 NFL Draft is through the laws in New York which prohibit age discrimination in employment.

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Chili’s Bar & Grill Accused of Sex Bias Against Woman For Not Conforming to Gender NormsPechman Law Group Logo
Chili’s Bar & Grill Accused of Sex Bias Against Woman For Not Conforming to Gender Norms

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February 4, 2019

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A former server of Chili’s has filed a charge with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) against the restaurant chain for sex discrimination. The server, who is lesbian, claimed that she was denied an opportunity to advance and then forced to leave her job following comments by upper management about her attire.

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Disaster Relief Workers Are Cheated Out of Overtime PayPechman Law Group Logo
Disaster Relief Workers Are Cheated Out of Overtime Pay

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January 21, 2019

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After natural disasters strike, the hundreds of workers hired to help restore damaged areas often do not receive the overtime compensation they are owed.

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More Than $35 Million in Stolen Wages Returned to Workers in 2018Pechman Law Group Logo
More Than $35 Million in Stolen Wages Returned to Workers in 2018

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January 15, 2019

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A statement from Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office announced that more than $35 million was returned to over 35,000 victims of wage theft in 2018, continuing the New York Department of Labor's efforts to stand up for workers being denied wages.

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Employee Fired Because He Wanted to Join Union Receives 61K in Backpay and Union MembershipPechman Law Group Logo
Employee Fired Because He Wanted to Join Union Receives 61K in Backpay and Union Membership

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January 10, 2019

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A mechanic who claimed he was unjustly denied membership in the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 15 and fired in retaliation for requesting to join the Union received $61,000 in backpay and fringe benefits in a settlement.

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Dickies Sued by Former Marketing Director for Age Discrimination Pechman Law Group Logo
Dickies Sued by Former Marketing Director for Age Discrimination

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January 3, 2019

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Williamson Dickie, the global workwear company known as Dickies, has been sued by Alan Burks, a former marketing director who claims he was terminated due to his age.

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UPS To Pay $4.9 Million To Settle EEOC Religious Discrimination LawsuitPechman Law Group Logo
UPS To Pay $4.9 Million To Settle EEOC Religious Discrimination Lawsuit

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United Parcel Service (UPS), the world’s largest package delivery company, will pay $4.9 million to settle a class religious discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

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Department of Labor Investigation Results in NYC Hotels Paying $721,086 In Back Wages for Overtime ViolationsPechman Law Group Logo
Department of Labor Investigation Results in NYC Hotels Paying $721,086 In Back Wages for Overtime Violations

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December 20, 2018

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After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York has ordered the operators of three Queens hotels to pay $360,543 in back wages and an equal amount in liquidated damages to 83 employees to resolve violations of the overtime and recordkeeping requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

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NYC Sets New Minimum Wage for Uber and Lyft Drivers Pechman Law Group Logo
NYC Sets New Minimum Wage for Uber and Lyft Drivers

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December 12, 2018

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New York City has become the first city in the United States to set a minimum wage for ride-share drivers.

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Walmart Hit With Time-Shaving and Misclassification Lawsuits Pechman Law Group Logo
Walmart Hit With Time-Shaving and Misclassification Lawsuits

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November 29, 2018

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Walmart has recently been sued in two different lawsuits by former and current workers of the store for not paying proper overtime wages due to shaving time off of hours they actually worked and by misclassifying assistant managers as being exempt from overtime.

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