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 […]
June 27, 2012

Transportation Company Settles EEOC Discrimination Lawsuit

Choctaw Transportation Company, a marine construction and transportation company located in Dyersburg, Tennessee, is settling an U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) lawsuit after being sued and accused of not hiring African-Americans.   The company has been ordered to pay an African-American job applicant $75,000.  The lawsuit alleged that the company refused to hire a Black job applicant for a deckhand position because of his race.  In addition to the money settlement, other remedies include that […]
June 26, 2012

Wells Fargo fires employee for old criminal past

In Milwaukee, Yolanda Quesada, who worked for Wells Fargo was fired after a background check showed that she shoplifted 40 years ago.   Quesada stated that she was a good employee but was fired after more than five years of service at Wells Fargo.  She also stated that “I think there’s more important things in life than something I did 40 years ago.”  Quesada wants her job back, but that may not be possible since her […]
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.
April 16, 2012

Joseph Maturo, Mayor of East Haven, Connecticut, apologizes for ‘taco’ comment

The mayor of East Haven is under fire after making a racist comment about Latinos after four of the city police officers were charged with using excessive force against undocumented immigrants.
April 16, 2012

NYPD Commissioner's Son Accused of Rape

A Manhattan woman has accused “Good Day New York” co-host Greg Kelly of rape. Greg Kelly, son of Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, met the woman at South Street Seaport in October, 2011, for drinks before he sexually assaulted her in the law firm where she worked.