May 14, 2012

Gingrich’s daughter suspected of violating child labor law

Jackie Gingrich Cushman is the daughter of Newt Gingrich. Newt Gingrich has made public speeches at news conferences where his said that his daughter worked part time at a minimum wage janitorial job when she was 13, where she scrubbed bathrooms two days a week. Jackie supported that fact that he job helped her to learn the value of work.  This called into question whether his daughter’s job was in violation of child labor law. […]
April 30, 2012

Glen Cove Mansion Kept Tips, Lawsuit Claims

Leeds Morelli and Brown, has filed a class action lawsuit in Nassau County State Supreme Court on behalf of Brahim Chhab, a former waiter for the Glen Cove Mansion Hotel and Conference Center. The lawsuit accuses the upscale establishment of withholding gratuity wages from its catering staff, according to the plaintiff’s lawyers.
March 27, 2012

Colorado Farm Owner Fined for Poor Worker Housing

According to the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division, Colorado farm owner, Eric Jensen, will have to face civil penalties of $4,250 after he provided substandard housing to migrant workers.
February 9, 2012

Lady Gaga Sued By Former Assistant

Superstar Lady Gaga is being sued by her former assistant. Jennifer O’Neill, Gaga’s old personal assistant, filed a lawsuit against the singer claiming the pop sensation owes her over $380,000 in unpaid overtime.
January 30, 2012

US Labor Department cites $2.3 million in labor law violations in Long Island

An ongoing initiative has been commenced by the U.S. Department of Labor to investigate noncompliance with the minimum wage laws, overtime laws and record keeping provisions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) across many restaurants on Long Island.
January 23, 2012

Recycling Plant in Missouri charged with for 37 safety violations

In Missouri, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a recycling plant, Resource Management Cos., with 37 safety and health violations in which the proposed fines total $195,930.
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.