Well, two dancers won their trial last March. So, now Tiffany’s Cabaret has settled with the remaining dancers. I previously wrote about this case and trial here. The dancers sought a collective action, which is the name for a class action under the Fair Labor Standards Act. About half the dancers could not join

San Antonio based restaurant China Sea, agreed to pay $504,577 to 82 former workers for minimum wage, overtime and record-keeping violations. China Sea used two sets of books, one real, one not so real. Some kitchen workers were paid a salary that did not equate to minimum wage. And some workers worked 60 hours per

President Obama announced that the administration will change regulations to allow overtime pay for managers who make up to $970 per week. The current level is $455 per week, which makes the overtime regulation largely meaningless. Indeed, this regulation has lost much of its effectiveness since 1975, when it applied to 65% of management. Now,

Minor league baseball layers work long days. Yet, they are paid perhaps $5,000 for a five month season. Some are paid generous signing bonuses. Some receive no bonus. That means a great many baseball players are paid less than minimum wage. Wages below minimum wage violate the Fair Labo Standards Act. Three former minor league

They were exotic dancers, but they were also workers, just like the rest of us. Alexis Alex and Nicolette Prieto formerly danced at Tiffany’s Cabaret, a gentleman’s club. They claimed they were not paid minimum wage. The employer’s records did not record their time. But, the club’s strongest defense was that the money paid them

I previously wrote here about the lawsuit against Lady Gaga for overtime pay.  Lady G did not do well in her deposition.  Now, the federal district court denied her ladyship’s motion for summary judgment (or some motion like that).  See New York Post report.  So, Lady G settled.  That is wise.  She would not

So, the proposed bill vetoed by Gov. Perry was the subject of lobbying efforts by some retailers.  The bill, passed in both houses of the Legislature, would have allowed women and others to file suit when they learn of pay discrimination.  Now, they must file suit even though they may not learn of a pay

A frequent question arises regarding when an employee is an independent contractor and when is he just a regular employee.  Many employers have moved to using independent contractors instead of employees.  The status of independent contractor can save the employer significant amounts of money in employment taxes, social security payments, etc.

But, the IRS understands that employers

The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office looked into the Wage and Hour Division.  Wage and Hour is the division of  the Department of Labor that investigates violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.  When your employer fails to pay you your wages, you can file a claim with Wage and Hour Division.  Unofrtumnately, GAO found wage