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Zev Antell

Wal-Mart Settles Massive Wage & Hour Lawsuit

According to an article in today’s Boston Globe, Wal-Mart has agreed to settle a wage and hour lawsuit which will net $40,000,000 to be divided amongst a class of tens of thousands of…

Zev Antell

Department of Labor States Drug Reps are Entitled to Overtime

The issue of whether Pharmaceutical Sales Representatives (Drug Reps as they are sometimes called) are entitled to overtime has been bouncing around and dividing the Federal Courts for several…

Zev Antell

Class Action Alleges Airline “Targeted” Military Pilots With Discrimination

A recently filed lawsuit alleges that Continental Airlines discriminated against pilots actively engaged in service with the armed forces. According to an August 31 news report about the suit, it…

Zev Antell

Delivery Drivers Win $22.75 Million Overtime Settlement

According to an August 20th press release, a massive national Uniform provider, Cintas, came to terms recently on an almost $23 million settlement with a class of hundreds delivery drivers to whom…

Zev Antell

Race Discrimination Case Wins Class Status at the Fourth Circuit

The generally conservative Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued a ruling effectively granting class action status to a racial discrimination lawsuit originating out of South Carolina. The…

Harris Butler

Census Report Confirms Race-Based Pay Disparities

Companies continue to use discriminatory pay systems. Census figures released yesterday confirm that blacks and Hispanics continue to be paid less than whites for higher-paying jobs – and that…

Harris Butler

Overtime Claims to be Emphasized by Obama Administration

In two recent articles, the Wall Street Journal reports that businesses are fearing a crackdown by the Obama administration on workplace practices. The Department of Labor will hire 150 new…

Harris Butler

Gender Wage Claim Allowed for Failure to Grant Tenure

A U.S. District Court ruled that a Jackson State University professor’s gender discrimination claim that she was denied tenure is timely under the recently enacted Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay…

Bill Tucker

Supreme Court Issues Ruling on Arbitration That Is Beneficial to Employees and Consumers

The Supreme Court of the United States recently issued a ruling that will likely prove helpful to employees and consumers when their employers or lenders seek to prohibit their access to court….

Michael Phelan

What is the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act?

On Thursday, January 22nd, the U.S. Senate passed S. 181, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Swift action is expected in the House to pass the bill and present it to President Obama, who is expected…