June 4, 2012

Mormons believe they face greater Discrimination than African-Americans

A recent survey conducted by the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion and Public Life shows that Mormons believe their faith has created greater misunderstandings and prejudice over African-Americans, feeling misunderstood and discriminated against.
May 22, 2012

Knoxville, Tenn., security guard firm owes back wages

A Knoxville, TN company that provides security guard services for coal mines and plants agreed to pay more than $60,000 in back wages to 34 security guards following a U.S. Department of Labor investigation, according to the Knoxville News Sentinel. Custom Security Solutions Inc. will pay $62,038 in back wages to the guards as a result of the probe by the U.S. Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division, which found the employees were improperly classified […]
May 11, 2012

Honda Dealership in Nevada to Pay for Discrimination in lawsuit brought by EEOC

In Las Vegas, Nevada, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) brought a lawsuit on behalf of black employees who faced racial comments, bias and retaliation for protesting for which they were fired. Findlay Automotive Group, Inc., which is a car dealership in Henderson, Nevada, is set to pay $150,000 to two black employees for the discrimination, harassment and retaliation they faced. In addition to monetary relief, Honda will hire an outside EEO consultant, the company will distribute its policies and complaint procedures on workplace discrimination, harassment and retaliation, as well as track future complaints; and offer annual training.
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.
January 16, 2012

New U.S. Fact Sheet Warns of Job Retaliation for Complaints

CARLE PLACE, NY (Jan. xxx, 2012) — A new fact sheet from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division offers information about the prohibition of retaliating against any employee who has filed a complaint or cooperated in an investigation, according to lawyers at Leeds, Morelli & Brown PC, the Long Island law firm. The division administers and enforces the Fair Labor Standards Act, the federal law that regulates wages and hours of work […]
July 21, 2010

Family Medical Leave Act – Recent Administrator Interpretation

A recent Administrator’s Interpretation was issued by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division clarifying the definition of “son or daughter” under Section 101(12) of the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”).  The FMLA allows workers to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave during any 12 month period to care for a child after adoption or birth, or to care for a child with a serious health condition. The Interpretation allows for […]