July 2017 Archives

Dunkin' Donuts workers start wage and hour dispute against owner

Coffee and donuts on the way to work is routine for many people in Tennessee. Fortunately, commuters can usually find a Dunkin' Donuts nearby to satisfy their morning cravings. However, for workers in a Dunkin' Donuts franchise in another state, their job situation was less than satisfying. After overcoming their fear of losing their job or being reprimanded, employees joined together in a wage and hour dispute against the owner of the franchise.

Mass torts to decide if boss unfairly required tip sharing

Gathering employees together to complain about work conditions is a common and often successful tactic in Tennessee and across the country. In the same way, mass torts or class action lawsuits bring people with common complaints together in the hope that more voices will improve the chances of a successful grievance, especially when those individuals filing the suit feel powerless against a larger entity. A recent class action lawsuit in another state pits employees against their boss, but the employer denies the accusations made against him.

Protecting the rights of immigrant workers from abuse

Regardless of citizenship status, workers within the United States are protected by the Fair Labor Standards Act. This act ensures that workers receive minimum wages, overtime pay and protects against child labor violations. Unfortunately, some employers take advantage of immigrant laborers’ vulnerability, and try to strip them of their basic rights. 

ERISA violations may lead to civil or criminal consequences

Often a benefits package is one of the deciding factors taken into consideration when someone in Tennessee applies for a job. This may include such things as a pension, retirement fund, health insurance or profit-sharing. However, it is not unheard of for such private employers to lure workers in with big promises only to disappoint by denying those benefits or changing the scope of the plans without warning. This is where ERISA comes into play.

Company agrees to repay workers after wage and hour disputes

For many in Tennessee, overtime hours close the gap between falling behind and making ends meet. Those extra hours are often sacrificed from time spent with family or much needed rest and relaxation, but some may have no choice if they want to pay their mortgages or provide for their children. This is why federal law protects workers when unfair pay practices result in wage and hour disputes with their employers.

Mass torts bring settlement for those affected by security breach

A security breach that compromises personal information generally does not affect only one customer. In fact, depending on the size of the company, hundreds or thousands of people may be at risk. When this happens in Tennessee, it is not unheard of for those affected customers to join in mass torts claims to seek compensation from the company responsible for protecting their crucial personal data.

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