Category: Employment Law

Employment Law Articles

Sexual harassment, wrongful termination, retaliation, employment contracts, severance agreements, wage and hour issues, unpaid wages, unpaid overtime, unpaid pay, discrimination, age discrimination, race discrimination, sex discrimination, hostile work environment, unpaid tips, unpaid commissions, unpaid severance, salary-exempt, no overtime pay, wage lawyer,

Massachusetts Minimum Wage

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Jul2018
In June 2018, Massachusetts’ Governor Baker signed into law an act that will increase Massachusetts minimum wage over the next five years. The act, H4640, has been referred to by some as the “Grand Bargain” because the law ... Read More
July 9, 2018Herrmann Law
Unpaid Wage Violations

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Jul2018
In June of 2018, the Cheesecake Factory was recently found in the midst of a wage violation in the amount of a $4.57 million in a case that involves hundreds of janitorial workers who were employed at eight of the restaurant’s locations in ... Read More
July 4, 2018Herrmann Law
Whistleblowers

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Jun2018
There is nothing more devastating to a loyal and law-abiding employee than being fired for reporting the misconduct or illegal activity observed in the workplace (i.e. whistleblowers). Your employer retaliating against you for doing what is right is a travesty, and allowing employers to behave in this way ... Read More
June 29, 2018Herrmann Law
New Tip Laws

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Jun2018
Currently, most staff who work in places where tips are provided, pool their tips and distribute the tip pool to other employees. Also, part of these tips include credit card tips left by customers for the benefit of the waitstaff. In accordance with what is called a ... Read More
June 20, 2018Herrmann Law
Class Actions

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Jun2018
Violations of wage and hour regulations have become particularly common in a variety of industries. This creates substantial obstacles for workers because there are often few available remedies. Some of the available options including filing a complaint with the appropriate state’s Attorney General or a government agency like ... Read More
June 7, 2018Herrmann Law
Disabled

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May2018
An increasing number of disabled workers are not being adequately paid by companies. Several nonprofits were recently cited for failure to properly pay workers with disabilities. This situation is even more complicated because federal law creates environments in which companies are able to provide disabled workers with less ... Read More
May 29, 2018Herrmann Law
Work Breaks

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May2018
In June of 2017, the United States Department of Labor announced that it would issue opinion letters to assist employers in interpreting the Fair Labor Standards Act. On April 12, 2018, the Department of Labor finally issued a statement that addressed whether the ... Read More
May 17, 2018Herrmann Law
Internship Laws

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May2018
In the last decade, the popularity of internships has increased significantly. Employers are able to obtain assistance without compensating employees under the guise that the internship helps advance a person’s career. Some companies have even turned previously paid internship into unpaid positions. While some unpaid internships might be ... Read More
May 11, 2018Herrmann Law
Employer Breaking Laws

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May2018
As an honest, hardworking employee, it is easy to assume that your employer is doing everything by the book and that he or she would never dream of shorting you on pay. Unfortunately, not everyone is as honest as you are—maybe not even your employer. Corporate scandals ... Read More
May 4, 2018Herrmann Law
Unpaid Wages Lawyer

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Apr2018
When it comes to pay, most employers pay employees in one hour and half-hour increments. They do this to avoid any confusion in the payroll department. This means that employees may be paid for work put in between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, regardless of what time they ... Read More
April 27, 2018Herrmann Law