labor law

politics

More Than 100 Food and Farm Groups Join Together to Oppose Trump’s Labor Secretary Pick

Now, Puzder’s confirmation hearings have been delayed—for the fourth time—while workers’ and women’s rights organizations continue to protest his nomination.
Alex Swerdloff
1.30.17
politics

Trump’s Labor Secretary Could Be a Disaster for Restaurant Workers

Puzder’s nomination has many food policy and labor experts deeply worried. They say his history of opposition to minimum wage, overtime, and other pro-worker regulations portends a new era of strife for low-income workers.
Alex Swerdloff
1.19.17
lawsuit

Marky Mark and the Funky Lunch: Wahlburgers Is Being Sued for Wage Theft

The lawsuit against the reality show stars alleges that their Coney Island franchise "has been rampant with wage theft and violations of federal and state labor law" ever since opening in 2015.
Alex Swerdloff
8.22.16
cafeterias

The Senate's Cafeteria Workers Will Receive $1 Million After Charges of Labor Violations

Alex Swerdloff
7.29.16
California

A Labour Revolt Inside ‘Magic: The Gathering’ is Tearing the Community Apart

Lawsuits and fights over fair pay threaten to derail tournaments.
Bryson Masse
4.28.16
tipping

Abolishing Tips Could Screw Over Restaurant Owners, Customers, and Servers

A new economics study claims that tipping benefits pretty much everyone in the restaurant industry—not just servers, but restaurant owners, customers, and other workers.
Nick Rose
4.17.16
labor law

A Ruby Tuesday's Waitress Wants to Change Labor Laws for American Servers

A Ruby Tuesday’s server is hoping to roll her lawsuit into a class action that could involve thousands of workers at 658 restaurants across the US who are asked to do tipless side work.
Nick Rose
4.3.16
Munchies

Restaurants Can't Force Their Servers to Share Their Tips Anymore

The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals has rendered a decision invalidating State laws forcing servers and casino dealers to hand over their hard-earned tips to their bosses in order to be redispersed among the service industry “have-nots.”
Nick Rose
2.26.16
News

Uber Hits Back Against Class Action Lawsuit Approval, Prepares to Appeal

The company says a potential class of 160,000 drivers in California is too large.
Sarah Jeong
9.2.15
lawsuits

Rah-Rah, Give Us Minimum Wage!

NFL cheerleaders aren’t the only ones battling labor law violations: NBA dancers and NHL ice girls chime in about poor compensation.
Mary Emily O'Hara
7.11.14