November 2019 Archives

Wage and hour disputes lead to big payout from McDonald's

America's largest fast food chain has recently paid tens of millions of dollars to settle a lawsuit brought by disgruntled employees over wage theft. The class action lawsuit was brought against the burger giant several years ago by restaurant workers in another state who claimed that McDonald's was trying to get around overtime laws. This settlement illustrates what can happen when employees take action when facing wage and hour disputes.

Public servants fighting for fair pay in wage and hour disputes

When a person goes to work and does his or her job, that person is entitled to fair pay for the work. Whether a person works at a gas station, in a retail store or for the local government, every person in Tennessee has the right to expect fair treatment and timely wages from employers. Unfortunately, public servants may experienced situations where it is necessary to engage in wage and hour disputes to get the pay they've rightfully earned.

Bus drivers settle wage and hour disputes with school district

Bus drivers have unusual schedules, and they often work at odd hours in order to drop off and pick up children at the right times. Because of these reasons, it may be easy for some Tennessee employers to underpay the men and women who work in these types of jobs. Bus drivers in another state recently settled wage and hour disputes with their school district for failing to pay them appropriate overtime pay.

What should consumers know about metal-on-metal hip implants?

Hip implants are meant to improve patient mobility when the natural hip socket has suffered damage or severe wear. Patients who need a hip replacement will usually work closely with an orthopedic surgeon to determine which model is appropriate for their needs. They will also have to find out more about the procedure.

Dry cleaner workers involved in wage and hour disputes

People who work at a dry cleaners often have to work long hours doing things that can be quite physically demanding. Tennessee workers who are employed in these types of stores know that they have the right to expect fair pay for the hours they work. The law demands that employers treat workers fairly, including paying them for overtime, when applicable, and giving them their rightfully earned wages. 

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