December 12, 2014

Equal Pay Act Falling Short

Study Shows Women Still Paid Less for Similar Work When President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act in 1963, proponents foresaw a future where men and women working in the same jobs would be paid the same wages. At the time, statistics showed that women earned about 59 cents to the dollar for the same work that a man did. It’s a half a century later and have we reached the point where […]
July 22, 2013

Financial Exploitation in the Workplace

The U.S. Department of Labor Rules Governing Unpaid Internships Internships have been part and parcel to many educational programs for decades. When done well, they provide a benefit to both the intern and the company. The intern gets valuable hands-on experience in a real-life work environment, developing skills and attaining knowledge that simply can’t be found in the classroom. For potential employers, it can be an effective marketing tool, giving them exposure to the best […]
March 29, 2012

Class-action lawsuit against Forever 21

The famous American retailer, Forever 21, is being sued by employees in a class-action lawsuit who claim that they were neglected to pay for time worked.
March 29, 2012

Investigation of Apple factory reveals labor violations

In Apple's sixth annual "supplier responsibility" report, Apple discusses in detail the labor violations which were discovered and Apple’s responses to those violations.
August 23, 2011

Stagehand’s Death Causes ‘How to Succeed’ Broadway Show To Be Cancelled

A recent performance of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” on Broadway was canceled. According to police reports, a 29 year old stagehand died from a drug overdose he suffered backstage.
March 4, 2011

Human Trafficker is Deported to US

A man named Veniamin Gonikman, who is 55 years old, has been captured and detained on charges that include human trafficking, forced labor, alien smuggling, money laundering, extortion and conspiracy was arrested at John F. Kennedy International Airport.  US immigration Officials hold that his company helped to traffick Eastern European women in the U.S.  Gonikman is considered to be a top fugitive wanted by U.S. immigration officials.  The company, known as Beauty Search Inc., was […]