When most people envision a setting for a labor dispute over the failure to pay minimum wage and overtime, they invariably think of factory floors, store aisles or even office cubicles. Indeed, the last place they likely envision is the stage at a local gentlemen's club.
President Obama recently commemorated the seventh anniversary of his signing of the historic Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act by holding a press conference at the White House. However, the event was about more than just celebrating the federal law that provides workers looking to file a pay discrimination complaint with more time.
At this time of the year, the majority of news stories relating to professional football all center around a single topic: the Super Bowl. Indeed, if you were to go to any sports website, listen to any sports radio station or turn on any sports-themed network, you would undoubtedly encounter some sort of discussion about the impending matchup between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos.
As the holiday season begins and consumers open their pocketbooks to dole out money for gifts and necessities, many of these businesses being patronized consider their current staffing situation and whether or not it is necessary to bring on part-time, full-time or seasonal workers.
Several months back, our blog discussed how Uber, the app-based ride-sharing company that relies on a large network of drivers to make customer pickups, was embroiled in a bitter legal dispute here in Florida.
All this week, Democratic lawmakers from both the Florida Senate and House of Representatives have been taking part in a very difficult exercise designed to raise awareness about a cause that has been championed all over the nation, but has yet to make real progress here in the Sunshine State.
Two of the biggest package delivery companies in the U.S. are United Parcel Service and Federal Express. UPS delivery drivers and FedEx delivery drivers do substantially similar work. Most of us couldn’t tell the difference between the two, save for the uniforms that they wear and the logos on the trucks that they drive.
Small businesses in South Florida may have heard about the recent number of lawsuits related to unpaid internships. In two high-profile cases, unpaid interns have recently sued Fox Searchlight Pictures and Hearst Corporation for allegedly violating wage and labor laws.