March 23, 2015

Women Ask Governor Cuomo to Push for Paid Family Leave!

Diverse Group Calls for Movement on Paid Family Leave It’s already the law in New Jersey, Rhode Island and California—a person can take up to 12 weeks of family leave to either care for a new child or a sick family member and receive wages or a salary while on leave. Proponents say it’s made a huge difference for working women in states where it has been implemented. Advocates in New York say it’s time […]
July 1, 2014

Former Howard Stern Intern Sues Sirius XM Over Unpaid Internships

By Dave Jamieson A former intern for The Howard Stern Show has sued the radio personality’s broadcaster, Sirius XM Radio, claiming that the company’s unpaid internship program violates labor law. In a complaint filed in federal court last week, Melissa Tierney says she interned at Stern’s show for five months in 2011, spending between 24 to 36 hours per week running errands, reviewing news clips and fetching food for on-air personalities and guests. She said […]
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.
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.