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App Rates How Restaurants Treat Workers

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Here is a great resource for restaurant employees and restaurant patrons who care about them: Restaurant servers are three times more likely to receive below-poverty-line pay than the rest of the U.S. workforce. Yet in a world where shoppers fret over cage-free eggs and organic vegetables, how many are also asking how much their favorite […]

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Batali Settles Wage Lawsuit for $5 Million

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Celebrity chef turned talk show host Mario Batali is in the mood to negotiate. The Croc-wearing (orange, ugh) restaurateur has agreed to pay $5.25 million to settle a lawsuit brought by approximately 1,100 employees. The Mario Batali lawsuit accuses the Italian cook of illegally confiscating employee tips. The money was supposed to go to “wine research” and […]

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Judge Rules That Movie Studio Should Have Been Paying Interns

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A Federal District Court judge in Manhattan ruled on Tuesday that Fox Searchlight Pictures had violated federal and New York minimum wage laws by not paying production interns, a case that could upend the long-held practice of the film industry and other businesses that rely heavily on unpaid internships. Click here to view full story:

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Stover Candies employees sue for overtime!

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Here is another example of an employer allegedly mis-classifying employees and not paying them overtime hours correctly. Employees should always be aware of their ‘status’ with their employer, and makes sure they are being classified correctly, and paid correctly! Employees for Russell Stover Candies Inc. filed a federal wage-and-hour lawsuit against the company, saying they […]

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Pennies per hour add up!

Anyone remember the old musical ‘The Pajama Game’? (Prez) I figured it out I figured it out With a pencil and a pad I figured it out! Seven and a half cents doesn’t buy a hell of a lot, Seven and a half cents doesn’t mean a thing! But give it to me every hour, […]

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