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Hooters Employees Allege Work, Wage Violations

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – (AP) Three dozen current and former Hooters workers are suing over work and wage violations, saying they were forced to buy their own uniforms and work without pay. Attorneys representing the former and current employees filed two lawsuits seeking class-action status...

Mexican Workers Claim Forced Labor In Federal Lawsuit

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - (AP) A group of Mexican guest workers is accusing a former employer in a lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court of engaging in human trafficking and forced labor. The suit filed in Nashville claims managers with Vanderbilt Landscaping, LLC, subjected foreigners working under the nation's...

Littler Mendelson on Employment Law Class Actions, Second Edition, Just Released

Written by the attorneys of Littler's Class Action Practice Group, Employment Law Class Actions provides a comprehensive review of the strategic, procedural and legal issues that arise in such matters. The Second Edition includes an extensive expansion and reorganization of the publication and features...

Lawsuits Alleging Violations Of FLSA At An All-Time High

Lawsuits alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) were at an all-time high for the year ending on March 31, 2012, according to a recent law firm study. Moreover, the wage and hour suits are up nearly 350 percent from the equivalent period ten years prior. According to the U.S. Department...

Abbey Spanier LLP: Court Rejects Saxon’s Bid To Dismiss HAMP Class Action Lawsuit

We have another update regarding litigation involving the United States Treasury’s Home Affordable Modification Program (“HAMP”). See some of our HAMP related posts here, here and here . As explained in some of our prior posts, the HAMP was created by the federal government to combat...