Tag Archives: federal minimum wage

Rewarding Wage Theft

Many banquet halls and catering establishments require customers to pay an additional “service charge,” often around 20 % of the total cost.  Can the establishments simply pocket the money or does this “service charge” belong to the servers?  In New … Continue reading

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Informal Conversations with Department of Labor are Insufficient to Avoid Liquidated Damages in Class Action

In McLean v. Garage Management Corp., Judge Denise Cote of the Southern District of New York reaffirmed the high standards an employer must meet in order to avoid liquidated damages under the Fair Labor Standards Act–holding that lessons learned from a previous … Continue reading

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Are You an Employee?

Recently the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has taken steps to protect the rights of employees, including those without a union, when they act collectively for mutual aid or protection.  As we reported in past posts the Board has determined … Continue reading

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