Former employees of two Latino markets in San-Jose by the name of Mercados Su Vianda have filed suit against the company after a failed bankruptcy filing revealed that the company had been acting as acting properly.
A group of government whistleblowers recently wrote in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, expressing their desire that a special prosecutor be appointed to manage the case against former Bush administration official Scott Bloch
A former state legislator and employee for the city of Las Vegas recently filed a new wrongful termination suit against the city after a court dismissed the suit he filed in 2005.
Your right to take time off to care for your own serious health condition or the serious health condition of your immediate family is undeniable. However, requesting time off under the Family and Medical Leave Act to care for a personal illness or to assist a relative in need may present a few challenges.
In a previous post we discussed the issue of exploitation of undocumented workers. In that post, we noted that while it is illegal for employers to hire undocumented workers, they are bound by the Fair Labor Standards Act to provide minimum wages, overtime pay, and other protections to all workers, even undocumented ones.
Facebook is well known for its addictive effect, as well as for its ability to get people in trouble. But it isn't only employees who can get in trouble for utilizing Facebook. Employers need to be careful about taking adverse action against employees when the latter engage in discussion of work-related matters.
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the product of last year's Congressional effort to reform regulation of the financial industry, gave the Securities and Exchange Commission the power to write rules requiring large payments to whistleblowers in cases settling for over $1 million.
An oil services company in Louisiana now faces a civil rights lawsuit after roughly 230 current and former employees complained of discrimination.