16Jun

7-ELEVEN HIT WITH OVERTIME AND RETALIATION SUIT IN NEW JERSEY

  Three former employees of a 7-Eleven convenience store located in Princeton, New Jersey filed a proposed class action alleging that the franchise failed to pay them minimum wage and overtime pay when they worked beyond 40 hours per week


06Jun

NEW YORK ATTORNEY GENERAL SUES DOMINO’S PIZZA FOR WAGE THEFT

Last week, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sued Domino’s Pizza Inc. and three New York franchisees for wage and hour violations.  The lawsuit alleges that that from July 2008 to the present, Domino’s franchisees did not pay its delivery


23May

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR EXPANDS WHITE COLLAR OVERTIME PROTECTIONS

On May 18, 2016, President Obama announced that the U.S. Department of Labor published its final rule updating overtime regulations affecting white collar, salaried workers.  The new rule focuses on increasing the salary and compensation levels triggering the executive, administrative


16May

WORKPLACE RIGHTS SEMINAR

Most employees are unaware of the many recently added job protections available under New Jersey and federal law.  Mitchell Schley has recently held seminars at various public libraries throughout the state regarding many employment and labor law topics such as:


29Apr

BLOOMBERG L.P. TO PAY $3.2 MILLION TO CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVES TO SETTLE OVERTIME SUIT

In 2013, former-Bloomberg L.P. employee, Shavez Jackson, commenced a class action suit against the Company for unpaid overtime pursuant to state and federal laws.  Jackson worked as Global Customer Service Support Representative at a call center located in New York


13Apr

NEW YORK PASSES NATION’S STRONGEST PAID FAMILY LEAVE LAW

On April 1, the New York State Legislature signed into law the strongest and most comprehensive paid family leave policy.  When fully phased in, employees will be eligible for 12 weeks of paid leave to bond with newborns, care for


18Mar

SECOND CIRCUIT HOLDS THAT HR DIRECTOR MAY BE PERSONALLY LIABLE UNDER FMLA

Cathleen Graziadio worked a Payroll Administrator for the Culinary Institute of America.  Due to medical issues concerning two of her sons, Graziadio requested a ten day leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) and a temporary reduced work


03Mar

EEOC FILES FIRST SUITS ALLEGING SEXUAL ORIENTATION DISCRIMINATION

The EEOC announced Monday that it has filed its first two sex discrimination lawsuits based on sexual orientation.  The EEOC has sued Scott Medical Health Care Center, a pain-control and weight-loss clinic in Pennsylvania and a Maryland branch of IFCO


24Feb

MINIMUM WAGE INCREASED FOR HOSPITALITY AND FAST FOOD WORKERS IN NEW YORK

As part of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s initiative to get fair pay for New York workers, Governor Cuomo secured three changes that became effective on December 31, 2015.  First, New York State’s minimum wage increased from $8.75 to $9.00 per hour. 


12Feb

EEOC SEEKS EQUAL PAY DATA FROM EMPLOYERS

A few weeks ago, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) and the Obama Administration announced that it sought approval of a revised Employer Information Report (EEO-1) that would require federal contractors and employers with 100 or more employees to


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