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U.S. Supreme Court Resolves Glaxo Overtime Dispute

Wage-and-hour disputes based on an employer's failure to heed the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) usually involve issues over contract terms, employee misclassification or overtime pay. The U.S. Supreme Court recently resolved a high profile wage-and-hour claim filed by two employees of pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline.

Former employees of MF Global sue for unpaid wages

Former employees of a subsidiary of global financial derivatives broker MF Global Holdings Ltd have sued the company, claiming they were not given proper notice before they were fired on November 11. According to sources, 1,066 employees were fired from the company's broker-dealer unit.

DOL steps up wage violation enforcement

A recent agreement between the Labor Department, the Internal Revenue Service, and around a dozen states will assist federal authorities in targeting businesses that improperly classify workers as independent contractors or non-employees in order to avoid paying workers minimum wage and overtime pay. The practice of misclassification of employees often leads to what has been called "wage theft."

"Black Swan" interns file class action suit for unpaid wages

Two former interns who worked for Fox Searchlight Pictures on the film "Black Swan" have filed a federal class action suit claiming the company violated labor laws by hiring unpaid interns. They and other unpaid interns are seeking unpaid overtime and wages. According to the plaintiffs, Fox Searchlight Pictures hires the unpaid interns in order to reduce costs.

Unpaid wages among the financial troubles faced by Saab

Our Washington D.C. readers may be aware of the ongoing financial troubles of Swedish car manufacturer Saab. Troubles apparently increased for the company last April when funds ran dry about a year after the company was bailed out by a company now known as Swedish Automobile.

Kentucky municipalities face unpaid wages and overtime

The Kentucky Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that multiple cities across Kentucky owe firefighters million of dollars in unpaid overtime. The ruling has caused concern among mayors and county executives, many of whom are worried about how they will find the funds to pay overtime to firefighters according to revised state guidelines.

Strip club owner sued by dancers over unpaid wages, overtime

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that an exotic dancer is suing her former boss for failure to pay her overtime and unfairly reducing her wages. The dancer reported worked at Heavenly Bodies in Elk Grove Village, Skybox in Harvey and Cowboys in Markham.

Miami security workers strike over unpaid wages

Security workers in Miami went on strike on Wednesday, claiming that government contractor withheld as much as $100,000 from their paychecks. The unpaid wages are allegedly owed to the workers for protecting city sites such as the Miami marinas and City Hall.

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