September 21, 2018
Illegal Deductions Paycheck New York

Examples of Illegal Deductions From Wages

Employers oftentimes illegally deduct money from workers' wages. Here are some examples of what's considered "wage theft" by an employer.
February 18, 2013

South Loop Club to Pay $100,000 to Settle EEOC Sex Harassment and Retaliation Case

South Loop Club, a Chicago bar and grill will pay $100,000 under a settlement agreement to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit. The sexual harassment and retaliation case brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).    According to the complaint, the South Loop Club fostered a culture where sexual harassment and retaliation against female employees went unchecked.  The Chicago bar quickly agreed to a settlement shortly after the sexual harassment lawsuit was filed.  […]
July 16, 2012

Louisiana Plant in Violation of Overtime, Minimum Wage and Record-Keeping Provisions

Sixty four workers at a Louisiana seafood processing plant have received  $52,750 in minimum and overtime back wages after the company, Harvest Time Seafood Inc. was found to have violated the overtime, minimum wage and record-keeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, and the H-2B provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act.  An investigation determined that the company paid its employees on a piece-rate basis, resulting in wages falling below the prevailing wage rates […]
July 16, 2012

Texas Company in Violation of Fair Labor Standards Act

A Texas company, El Paso Hose & Fittings Corp., paid 10 current and former employees $31,486 in minimum and overtime back wages after it was found to have violated the Fair Labor Standards Act. The employees were required to arrive prior to their start times and work later than their scheduled ending times, but were not paid for pre- or post-shift hours. The company also deducted one hour for lunch breaks when employees either took […]
July 16, 2012

Nevada Grower to Pay Record Wage Settlement

An onion grower in Nevada has agreed to pay a record wage settlement and a penalty of a half million dollars. The grower, Peri & Sons, agreed to pay a record $2.3 million in back wages to 1,365 workers, along with a civil money penalty of $500,000, for violating federal labor law in a case brought by the government. The Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division determined that the, involved in irrigation, harvesting, packing and […]
July 9, 2012

Assisted Living Home in Oregon Settles Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

In Portland, Oregon, an assisted living and nursing home named Pioneer Place Assisted Living facility will pay $80,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit brought filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).   The nursing home will also apologize to Pamila Bourasa, a job applicant with epilepsy, whom they refused to hire for a cook position.   Even though Bourasa had completed a positive interview and discussed a start date she was not hired when […]
June 28, 2012

Underage model at 16 year old shown choking for fashion article

Hailey Clauson is a 16 year old high end fashion model who recently stirred up some controversy for a fashion spread in which she subjected herself to being choked in Pop Magazine.   The fashion spread also shows the model posing with a nude woman and a porn star named Destiny.  Critics have claims that the magazine’s fashion spread sexualizes violence against women, and is especially more disturbing due to the fact that the model is […]