June 2019 Archives

Federal law protects breaks for breastfeeding mothers

Having a child is a momentous occasion in a woman's life. Many women here in Tennessee and elsewhere decide to breastfeed their newborns, which can become a complex process once they return to work. Expressing breast milk can become a frustrating and contentious process when an employer fails to provide breaks to breastfeeding mothers.

Gig workers and continued wage and hour disputes

The rights and fair pay of people employed as gig workers has been in the spotlight the last few months. There has been significant debate about whether people who work in the gig economy are true employees or if they should be paid as independent contractors. This ongoing debate as led to protests, heated discussions and continued wage and hour disputes.

How can homeopathic drugs cause harm?

When you go to the store for medication, including natural supplements, you expect that you will get what you are supposed to. Unfortunately, there are many stories about people who purchase supplements and later find out that they didn't get what they paid for. In a recent lawsuit brought against Walmart, an allegation of fake medicine was made, but this one wasn't based on the ingredients in the products.

Wage disputes can stem from violations of the law

Most Tennessee residents work with the intention of making money. Certainly, money may not be the only goal or purpose of their work, but it is undoubtedly an outcome that they anticipate and need. As a result, when employers violate the law and fail to properly compensate workers, it is not uncommon for wage disputes to arise.

Wage and hour disputes: The rights of Uber employees

Employee classifications are important for many reasons. A Tennessee reader's specific classification determines whether he or she is eligible for certain things, such as overtime pay and a standard minimum wage. Uber, the popular rideshare company, has been dealing with wage and hour disputes with its drivers over whether they are employees of independent contractors. 

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