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NYC Sets New Minimum Wage for Uber and Lyft Drivers Pechman Law Group Logo Large
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 Large
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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Department of Labor Rolls Back Previous Protections for Tipped Workers Pechman Law Group Logo Large
Department of Labor Rolls Back Previous Protections for Tipped Workers

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November 21, 2018

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The U.S. Department of Labor recently retracted its guidance on the “80/20” rule which prevented employers from applying the tip credit when tipped employees spend more than 20 percent of their working time performing non-tipped work.

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EEOC Sues North Carolina Restaurant for Racial Harassment Pechman Law Group Logo Large
EEOC Sues North Carolina Restaurant for Racial Harassment

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November 14, 2018

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Lancaster's BBQ & Wings, a southern-style restaurant in North Carolina, is being sued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for allegedly subjecting, Shana Knox, a black employee to discrimination in a racially hostile work environment at the company's Mooresville, N.C.

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Employee Rights to Time Off to Vote on Election Day Pechman Law Group Logo Large
Employee Rights to Time Off to Vote on Election Day

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November 5, 2018

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Millions of people around the United States are ready to cast their votes this coming Tuesday, November 6, in one of the most anticipated midterm elections of recent years. Many eligible voters will be scheduled to work on Election Day and certain states provide protections for employees to exercise their right to vote.

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Applebee's Hostess to Receive $100k in Trans Bias LawsuitPechman Law Group Logo Large
Applebee's Hostess to Receive $100k in Trans Bias Lawsuit

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October 31, 2018

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An Applebee’s franchise will pay $100,000 to a former hostess who identifies as transgender for harassment and gender discrimination, following a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

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Chicago Restaurants Will Pay $160k to Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Pechman Law Group Logo Large
Chicago Restaurants Will Pay $160k to Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

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October 24, 2018

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Rosebud Restaurants will pay $160,000 to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

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