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Georgia Employees Allege Discrimination

Georgia Employees Allege Discrimination March 12, 2010. By Heidi Turner.
Bainbridge, GA Two Georgia employment lawsuits stemming from allegations of gender discrimination were recently settled out of court. The Decatur County government has agreed to pay $765,000 to three male plaintiffs, Steven Enfinger, Guy Yates and Jimmy Bellflower, and $600,000 to a female plaintiff, Cynthia Harrell.
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Ohio Refinery Ordered to Pay Nearly $1 Million in Owed Overtime Pay

Ohio Refinery Ordered to Pay Nearly $1 Million in Owed Overtime Pay March 10, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
Lima, OH Husky Energy has agreed to pay refinery workers in Lima, Ohio, nearly one million dollars in back wages to resolve an employee overtime pay dispute. The US Department of Labor (DOL) ruled that 173 workers will collect from a fund totaling $969,182.
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California Overtime Pay Is the First of Budget Cuts at Sheriff's Office

California Overtime Pay Is the First of Budget Cuts at Sheriff's Office March 9, 2010. By Charles Benson.
Los Angeles, CA Forced to trim more than $128 billion from his department's annual budget, Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca has imposed a series of cost-cutting measures, including slashing the inmate population and cutting back on California overtime pay.
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Lawsuit Alleges Blackstone Violated Massachusetts Labor Law

Lawsuit Alleges Blackstone Violated Massachusetts Labor Law March 8, 2010. By Charles Benson.
Boston, MA The Blackstone Group is the subject of a recent lawsuit that claims that the financial services company underpaid an administrative assistant in violation of Massachusetts labor law.
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Discrimination Case Against Abercrombie & Fitch Not the First

Discrimination Case Against Abercrombie & Fitch Not the First March 6, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
San Mateo, CA The upscale US-based clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch has recently come under fire for discrimination against a Muslim employee for wearing her hijab in a Hollister store—even though she wore her hijab to the job interview and was hired with the expectation that the 19-year-old college student would be allowed to wear her hijab on the job.
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Were Campus Vandal Watchers in California Paid Employees?

Were Campus Vandal Watchers in California Paid Employees? March 4, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
Fremont, CA California state education code allows for school districts to lease space on campus grounds for so-called "vandal watchers," who agree to patrol campus property and keep an eye on things in exchange for the ability to park a mobile home on campus grounds. California labor laws were recently put to the test when three vandal watchers were evicted from the campus of a school in the Fremont School District of California.
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Abercrombie & Fitch Face Complaints of Discrimination

Abercrombie & Fitch Face Complaints of Discrimination February 26, 2010. By Lucy Campbell.
Washington, DC The Council on American-Islamic Relations has filed a complaint against clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch for firing a Muslim employee who refused to remove her hijab, a head scarf which has varying religious connotations in the Muslim faith.
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Supreme Court Ruling May Impact California Overtime Lawsuits

Supreme Court Ruling May Impact California Overtime Lawsuits February 25, 2010. By Heidi Turner.
Washington, DC On February 23 the Supreme Court ruled that Hertz Corp. should face its California overtime lawsuit in federal court rather than in state court in California. The ruling could have a big impact on future lawsuits regarding California overtime and overtime in other states.
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Company Exploits Workers, Says Ex-Employee

Company Exploits Workers, Says Ex-Employee February 22, 2010. By Jane Mundy.
San Mateo, CA Paul is only 19 years old, but he's smart enough to know that his employer exploited him and violated California labor law. "We spend about 12 hours on the job and usually get four hours of pay," says Paul. "That isn't right."
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AT&T Hit with Overtime Pay Class Action Lawsuit

AT&T Hit with Overtime Pay Class Action Lawsuit February 18, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
San Jose, CA A class action lawsuit alleging a breach of overtime laws and the non-payment of overtime pay has been launched against communications giant AT&T. The company is accused of improperly misclassifying technical employees in an effort to make them ineligible for overtime pay.
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