WAGE Updates

Minimum salary requirement for California computer/software ­professionals

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What is the minimum salary requirement under the California computer/software ­related professional exemption? California Labor Code §515.5  provides that certain computer software employees are exempt from the requirement that an overtime rate of compensation be paid pursuant to Labor Code §510 if certain criteria are met. One of the required criteria is that the employee’s hourly […]

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Support the Interfaith Worker Justice organization

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The Interfaith Worker Justice Organization (http://www.iwj.org/) has been a leader in the fight for economic and worker justice in the United States since 1996. They organize, educate, and advocate! The Department of Labor is proposing new rules providing overtime protections to more workers. Under current regulations, only eight percent of workers are protected from overtime […]

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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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Papa John’s pizza franchisee to pay $800,000 in unpaid overtime wages

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A Papa John’s pizza franchise in New York must pay its workers nearly $800,000 in unpaid wages over allegations the business underpaid employees and failed to pay overtime, a state judge ruled last week. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman in December sued Emstar Pizza Inc., which operates seven Papa John’s franchise locations in Brooklyn […]

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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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