WAGE Updates

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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Lady Gaga Sued For Not Paying Overtime

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Lady Gaga Sued By Former Personal Assistant For $380,000 Lady Gaga’s former personal assistant is claiming the popstar was a nightmare to work for and regularily made diva-like demands — how shocking. The New York Post reports that Jennifer O’Neill worked for the 25-year-old popstar for 13 months and now claims she is owed hundreds […]

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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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Overtime Laws Could Be Loosened Under GOP Comp-Time Proposal

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WASHINGTON — House Republicans are planning to introduce legislation that could loosen the nation’s 75-year-old law governing overtime in the workplace, allowing employers and workers to choose taking compensatory time off rather than the traditional time-and-a-half pay…. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/03/overtime-laws-gop-proposal_n_3006658.html

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New York-based KGB USA Inc. was ordered to pay $1.3 million over wage violations…

A directory assistance and enhanced information company with a headquarters in Hanover Township PA, has violated federal minimum wage standards since 2009, a federal judge ruled last week. New York-based KGB USA Inc. was ordered to pay $1.3 million to nearly 15,000 current and former employees, the U.S. Department of Labor announced this morning in a news […]

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