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,

Wage Discrimination


Health Care Company Faces Wage Discrimination Lawsuit Interim Health Care of Wyoming, a home health aide provider, was recently sued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleging that the company engaged in wage discrimination - compensating female workers at lower wages than male workers – in violation of the ... Read More
October 17, 2018DREW N. HERRMANN
Equal Pay


Oregon Workers File Lawsuit Seeking Equal Pay A researcher and policy developer recently initiated a federal Equal Pay lawsuit against the state of Oregon for paying female workers less than male workers who held similar positions and had similar qualifications. This lawsuit has the potential to influence the rights of ... Read More
October 11, 2018DREW N. HERRMANN


Too Much Side-Work? A Win for Servers. In a ruling that could have sweeping consequences for waiters and waitresses working the restaurant industry, a federal appeals court ruled in favor of waiters and waitresses, holding that a restaurant cannot pay the subminimum wage for certain non-tipped work. In ... Read More
October 3, 2018Herrmann Law
Wrongful Layoff


After a recent massive lay off at Telltale Games, a former worker is now pursuing a class action lawsuit against Telltale Games on the basis that the company violated federal law known as the WARN Act when it terminated hundreds of workers before closing the gaming studio. This ... Read More
September 26, 2018Herrmann Law
Prevailing Wage


A worker who performed demolition work in Illinois recently announced plans to sue his employer because he had not been paid the prevailing wage by city-approved contractors. Rather than receive compensation in the form of the city’s prevailing wage, the worker claims that ... Read More
September 18, 2018Herrmann Law
Off the Clock Work


Both current and former workers at Walmart recently won class certification in California in a lawsuit that claims the company failed to compensate them for off the clock work. The class was certified because the court determined that there are enough individuals with ... Read More
September 12, 2018Herrmann Law
Raise the wage


Recently, the Walt Disney Company announced that thousands of Walt Disney World workers will receive raises as the result of a new contract settlement that the company has reached with the unions. As a result of these negotiations, ... Read More
September 6, 2018Herrmann Law
Tip Laws


Tips for Employers Servers There is a common misconception among servers in the restaurant industry that if a server’s hourly wage plus tips exceeds the minimum wage then your employer can do whatever it wants with your tips. However, this is not the law: even if your wages and ... Read More
September 4, 2018DREW N. HERRMANN
Off the Clock Work


Workers such as those in the recent wage and hour Starbucks case, are combating off the clock violations. The body of law that protects employees from working off the clock is a federal law called the Fair Labor Standards Act... Read More
August 29, 2018Herrmann Law
Tip Theft


Tip Theft. Does your employer require you to pay for cash shortages? Don’t. What’s worse than getting stiffed on a tip? Getting stiffed on a tab. Have you ever worked in a restaurant where they had a policy requiring waiters and waitresses to pay for tabs when a customer left without ... Read More
August 9, 2018DREW N. HERRMANN