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. […]
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.
November 19, 2010

Managers Deserve a Life, Too – Federal Overtime Pay for Managers and Assistant Managers

Americans enjoy seven fewer hours of leisure time per week than workers in Norway or Germany.  After decades of struggle and pro-employee advocacy, Congress enacted a 40-hour default work week by requiring employers to pay time and a half for hours worked in excess of 40 hours.   Yet some employers continue to demand that their employees work more than 40 hours without receiving overtime pay.  One justification many of them raise is that salaried managers […]