Undocumented Workers Rights At Their Workplace

The Supreme Court in United States v. Texas, rendered a split decision (4-4) on the expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA+), as well as the Deferred Action for Parent Accountability (DAPA). DACA+ would have expanded the population eligible for the DACA program to people of any current age who entered the United…


Equal Pay Day: Because Women Make $.79 For Every Dollar Men Make

Today marks the 20th year since President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act of 1963.  Today, President Barack Obama officially proclaimed April 12th as National Equal Pay Day and announced that a national monument is set to unveil in order to seek increased attention to the pay inequalities in the United States, and…


Should You Be Paid For Snow or Hurricane Days?

Inclement weather can often be frustrating to employees as it hampers one’s  ability to commute to work.. Missing work may affect your next paycheck.  Determining whether you have the ability to work from home, or are entitled to be paid your wages during inclement weather days depends on the applicability of the Fair Labor Standards…


Breaching the Gender Gap: Obama Wants Companies to Disclose Pay Data.

The Obama administration is proposing a new rule to address unequal pay practices by requiring companies with more than 100 employees to submit salary data by race, gender and ethnicity. The announcement comes seven years after President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act — his first piece of legislation as president — which…


Do You Work In The Healthcare Industry? How To Make Sure You Are Being Paid Correctly

The U.S. Department of Labor explains in Fact Sheet #17N when Nurses are considered exempt from overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  The FLSA requires that most employees be paid the federal minimum wage for all hours worked, and overtime pay at time and one half of the regular rate of pay for…


We Must Never Forget Martin Luther King.

On this Martin Luther King Day we pause to remember the message of Dr. King.  Dr King preached a message of equality for all human beings regardless of their race, religion  or ethnicity. This is an especially vital message today as the  voices of racial and ethnic division and discord  bang loudly on their angry…


Merry Christmas! – You’re Fired

Merry Christmas! – You’re Fired As Christmas approaches you begin to purchase some gifts, and are looking forward to getting a few days off to celebrate the holiday season.  A call comes in from your Supervisor requesting your presence in his/her office the week before Christmas.  In great anticipation you are hoping that he/she will…


St. Petersburg Officials Talk About City’s Wage Theft Ordinance

St. Petersburg Officials Talk About City’s Wage Theft Ordinance Mayor Rick Kriseman joined city Councilwoman Darden Rice’s push to enact an ordinance to protect workers from wage theft at a City Hall news conference Tuesday. Kriseman, pointing to the City Council’s scheduled vote on the ordinance Thursday, called it a chance “to look out for…


Lahey Clinic Settles Discrimination Case With Labor Department

Lahey Clinic Settles Discrimination Case With Labor Department Lahey Clinic Hospital, Inc. will pay $190,000 to resolve allegations of systemic pay discrimination at its medical center in Burlington, Massachusetts. A compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs found that Lahey Clinic discriminated against 38 female housekeepers by paying the women…