June 27, 2012

Tile Manufacturer in Texas Fined for Safety Violations

American Marazzi Tile manufacturer in Texas has been fined with 25 safety and health violations for exposing workers to extreme noise levels (exceeding 85 decibels), machine guarding hazards and other dangerous conditions.  As a result, the manufacturer will have to pay $318,000 in penalties. Additionally, the tile manufacturer will be enrolled in the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration Severe Violator Enforcement Program which will perform further inspections to ensure that they […]
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 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.
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.