Tag Archives: Fair Labor Standards Act

Equal Pay Debate Continues in the Midst of Legislative Stall

by Samantha Serna The Equal Pay Debate gained momentum on April 8, 2014 as President Obama marked the 51st Anniversary of the 1963 Equal Pay Act by signing into law an executive order aimed at addressing unequal pay. The Executive Order, “Non-Retaliation for Disclosure of Compensation Information,” applies certain provisions of the Paycheck Fairness Act […]

June 12, 2012: World Day against Child Labor

Today, June 12th, 2012, is the World Day against Child Labor.  Two years ago, the international community adopted a Roadmap for achieving the elimination of the worst forms of child labour by 2016.  On this day, the International Labor Organization (ILO) advocates: Universal ratification of the ILO’s Conventions on child labor (including the Minimum Age  […]

One Small Step For Applebees’ Employees, One Large Step for Tipped Employees in the Restaurant Business

After the Wal-Mart v. Dukes class action suit was shot down by the Supreme Court in June 2011, there were founded concerns that class actions based on retail or customer service employees’ policies were in peril.  On Friday, an Illinois federal judge validated a class of plaintiffs, consisting of tipped employees of the Applebee’s franchise, […]

Interns Have Rights…Did You Know?

Recently, we posted a piece about the negative effects of unpaid internships. On February 13, 2012 Slate.com published an insightful piece about the same topic following up on the issue. On Feb. 1, a funny thing happened in a U.S. district court in Manhattan: An intern complained in public. Xuedan Wang, a 28-year-old former intern […]