Lowe’s Resolves Disability Discrimination Claims Paying Workers $8.6 M

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Lowe’s, one of the largest home improvement retailers in the country, settled an $8.6 million lawsuit that alleged wrongful termination due to disability discrimination. A lawsuit was brought by three former employees alongside the Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC) representing all workers who had taken a medical leave for more than the allowable time off by the company and subsequently fired because of it. The lawsuit alleged Lowe’s violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.

This case was resolved this past ...

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Staten Island Hospital Settles Big in Unpaid Overtime Case

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A hospital worker, Robert Volpe, at Staten Island University Hospital filed a wage and hour lawsuit against the facility in May of 2015. The phlebotomist and lab technician working within the hospital’s Dyker Lab Patient Service Center was completing at least 60 hours of work per week for the last 6 years and paid a salary of approximately $65,000. Volpe was never paid overtime but was required to work long hours.  Now, not even a year later, the hospital has ...

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The NY Jets Cheerleaders Score FLSA Settlement

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In the last couple of years NFL cheerleaders across the nation have challenged NFL teams to resolve issues of unfair pay and treatment. Following in the footsteps of cheerleaders for the Oakland Raiders, Cincinnati Bengals and Buffalo Bills, the cheerleaders for the New York Jets will finally see a resolution to their fight for better pay. The cheerleaders, also known as the Flight Crew claimed that the Jets violated the FLSA by improperly classifying them as independent contractors ...

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FEDERAL EXPRESS SETTLEMENT

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Federal Express has just settled an unpaid wages case in California for $5.2 million. The lawsuit was certified as a class action, so that many employees will be receiving money. The lawsuit claimed that employees were forced to work through meal and rest breaks without being paid for that time. Many companies commit similar violations, such as automatically deducting an hour for lunch, even if the employee eats at his desk and works through lunch.

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LOWE’S OVERTIME SETTLEMENT

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Lowe’s has settled a California Class Action on behalf of Loss Prevention Managers for $3 million. Each class member will receive an average of over $9,000, which is very significant. This is another example of a Company not paying salaried employees overtime. Unfortunately, most salried employees are entitled to overtime, but they are unaware of their rights.

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STARBUCKS SETTLEMENT

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Starbucks settled a FLSA overtime pay collective action brought by managers for $1.6 million, just before the case went to trial. These managers were likely paid salary and alleged they were misclassified. Companies commonly mislead salaried employees into thinking they are not entitled to overtime because they are paid salary, rather than hourly.

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