January 2020 Archives

Restaurants often at center of wage and hour disputes

Because of the way many Tennessee restaurants and food service establishments pay workers, it is easy for employers to skirt around certain laws regarding fair pay. Restaurants are often at the center of wage and hour disputes because of unpaid overtime and other pay discrepancies, even if these actions are unintentional. Recently in another state, employees of a popular Tex-Mex restaurant, Chuy's, won a settlement over unpaid overtime and other damages.

ERISA lawsuit filed against popular grocery store, Trader Joe's

The Trader Joe's Company is facing litigation over how it manages its employee retirement plan. The class action Employee Retirement Income Security Act lawsuit was filed in a federal court sitting in another state. The outcome of this case could impact Tennessee employees. The ERISA lawsuit allege mismanagement of investments and failing to closely monitor the employee contribution plan.

Wage and hour disputes lead to backpay for manual laborers

No matter what type of job a person has, he or she has the right to seek fair pay for hours worked. A Tennessee employer's failure to do this is not only unfair treatment toward employees, it is also against the law. Many employees are eligible for overtime pay, but employers may only pay them a flat rate for all hours worked. An underpaid or unfairly treated employee has the right to engage in wage and hour disputes in order to secure their rightful pay.

You may need funds to cover the best mesothelioma treatments

Advances in cancer treatment have increased survival rates and improved the prognosis for people diagnosed with different kinds of cancers. Early diagnosis and a better understanding of what causes cancer have also helped. Unfortunately, some cancers remain harder to treat or cure than others.

Mass torts claims possible for asbestos in schools

When Tennessee parents send their children off to school, they hope their kids will be safe as they learn. Naturally, some parents may have concerns about their children contracting flus or other illnesses from their classmates. Unfortunately, parents may have more to fear than they realize. In fact, parents across the country may be considering mass torts actions in light of the discovery of asbestos in their children's schools.

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