May 17, 2012

Mattress retailer ordered to pay back wages to 96 employees

Bedding retailer Mattress Direct of Baton Rouge, La., agreed to pay more than $40,000 in back wages to 96 current and former sales associates following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division, Furniture Today reported. The Labor Department said the investigation found that the retailer violated portions of the Fair Labor Standards Act by failing to pay overtime and/or the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour to some of […]
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.
February 15, 2012

NEW U.S. FACT SHEET WARNS OF JOB RETALIATION FOR COMPLAINTS

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 LP, the Long Island law firm.
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.
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 […]
January 3, 2011

Ex-Dean of St. John’s University Charged with Using Student as Servants

In the fall of 2010, a former administrator at St. John’s University named Cecilia Chang, 57 years old, has been accused of embezzling about $1 million from the Queens college campus as well as forcing students to clean, cook and act as her personal servants to keep their scholarships.  As the dean of the Institute of Asian Studies, Ms. Chang had the authority to grant 15 scholarships a year.  Most of the recipients were from […]