Category: Fair Labor Standards Act

Do Employees That Don’t Sign Written Disciplinary Notices Get Fired?

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The Court of Appeal in Paratransit v. UIAB, tackled a common wrongfully terminated question for employees, can my employer fire me for not signing a written disciplinary notice? According the Court in the Paratransit case, the answer could be yes.

Craig Medeiros, the employee who was fired, was a union member. His negotiated union contract required his employer to obtain the signature of the employee being issued a disciplinary notice. The notices however, must include a disclaimer that states that the employee is only acknowledging receipt of the document. Continue reading “Do Employees That Don’t Sign Written Disciplinary Notices Get Fired?”

Employment Law

Olsen Twins’ The Row, Gearing up for a Legal Row

Child stars turned producers turned fashion gurus won’t be turning into labor attorneys anytime soon. The Olson Twins have been served a class action lawsuit of forty current and previous interns for unpaid wages. The suit was filed in Manhattan Supreme Court and names Dualstar Entertainment, the umbrella company for the Olsen fashion labels, the Row and Elizabeth and James. Continue reading “Olsen Twins’ The Row, Gearing up for a Legal Row”

3 Cheers…For Fair Wages!

We have been closely following the story of the Oakland Raiderettes in their battle for fair pay since a suit was initially filed last year. Following the Raiderettes’ suit, cheerleaders around the nation filed their own legal actions against their respective teams and the NFL—the Cincinnati BenGals, the New York Jets Flight Crew, the Buffalo Jills, and the Tampa Bay Bucs to name a few. Continue reading “3 Cheers…For Fair Wages!”

Breaking Down New FLSA Regulations—What Does it Mean?

Every employee should know what their rights are, especially when it comes to their wages and salary. The federal government just released new proposed regulations that will make more than 5 million employees eligible for overtime pay. So, starting from the beginning, who creates these regulations? Why is overtime a good thing? How will this affect my pay? Continue reading “Breaking Down New FLSA Regulations—What Does it Mean?”