San Francisco Workers Win Largest Wage Theft Case

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A Lawsuit Against Dick Lee Pastry Ends With Largest Wage Theft Settlement in San Francisco Dick Lee Pastry, Inc., a restaurant which offers an all you can eat buffet in San Francisco, has just entered into a settlement in the wage theft case filed against it by the municipal attorney of the city. The $525,000… Read more »

Tip Wages and Utah Law

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If you are an employee in food service, or a member of a restaurant’s managerial staff, you might be curious about tip laws. The specifics of tip laws vary by state, and since our offices are located in Utah, we will focus on Utah’s tip laws. As with minimum wage practices, tip laws are determined… Read more »

Construction Workers and Overtime Pay: Are You a Victim of Overtime Abuse?

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Construction work is probably one of the toughest and most exhausting jobs that a person can have. Unfortunately, many employers deprive construction workers of their proper overtime pay without the workers actually knowing that. If your employer gives you a 1099 and calls you an independent contractor, the employer might be wrongfully depriving you of… Read more »

Employment Lawsuits Increased in 2012 as Employees Get Savvy

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In recent years, the number of wage and hour lawsuits, particularly those related to overtime pay, has increased dramatically. According to the National Economic Research Associates report “Trends in Wage and Hour Settlements: 2012 Update,” (3/12/13; www.nera.com), the increase in the number and cost of law suits in this sector is significant, moving from an… Read more »

Wage and Hour Lawsuits Continue To Rise

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The number of lawsuits filed by employees against their employers for wage and hour disputes have continued to increase over the past year. According to the statistics of the Federal Judicial Center, there has been a 10% increase in the number of wage and hour lawsuits filed from the period of April 1, 2012 to… Read more »