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When is appropriate to engage in wage and hour disputes?

Tennessee employers have the obligation to pay their workers fairly. This means giving them what they're rightfully owed, such as after they've worked overtime. Unpaid overtime is only one of the many ways wage theft can occur, and employees do not have to simply endure this type of unfair treatment in silence. Victims of this practice have the right to speak out and engage in wage and hour disputes. 

Restaurant workers engage in wage and hour disputers for overtime

When a Tennessee worker does not get the full amount of money he or she deserves from an employer, it is grounds to move forward with a civil claim. Unpaid wages are grounds for wage and hour disputes, particularly when an employer does not properly classify workers or fails to pay rightful overtime wages. Restaurant workers at a Golden Corral in another state recently filed a lawsuit because the employer did not pay them enough.

Sullivan Baby Doe case moved to August, important lesson remains

A case surrounding neonatal abstinence syndrome and the opioid crisis in Tennessee has been rescheduled to go before a courtroom in Bristol on August 17. The "Sullivan Baby Doe" case alleges that major opioid manufacturers played a roll in the number of babies born with this syndrome when they flooded the area with drugs that were ultimately sold on the black market. It seeks to use the Tennessee Drug Dealer Liability Act as the basis for having these companies classified as dealers.

ERISA claim against Emory University settled for $17 million

Emory University recently agreed to pay $17 million in order to settle a lawsuit brought against the institution by retirement plan participants. The ERISA complaint was brought by those participating in retirement plans offered to those employed by the school. The claim stated that the executives of the plan violated their fiduciary duty owed to the participants, meaning they did not do everything required to handle employee contributions in a manner that was in the best interests of participants. 

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