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 »

Hutco to Pay $2 Million in Back Wages for Unpaid Overtime

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Hutco, Inc., a large industrial services employment agency, has recently been slapped with an order to pay close to $2 million in back wages by the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor for the agency’s improper practices when it comes to payment and record-keeping regarding their employees. As a result 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 »