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Ex-Employees Sue Carlos Beltran's New York City Restaurant

NEW YORK - (AP) Two former employees of a restaurant co-owned by New York Mets right fielder Carlos Beltran say they were shortchanged on wages and tips. The two filed a federal class-action lawsuit Friday against the celebrity hangout Sofrito on East 57th Street in Manhattan. Beltran invested last year...

Housekeeper Sues Indian Diplomat In New York City Over Wages

NEW YORK - (AP) A former housekeeper for the top diplomatic official at India's consulate in New York has filed a lawsuit saying he took her passport and intimidated her into a year of forced labor, where she was subjected to 105-hour workweeks for only a few dollars an hour. . . . Full version available...

D.C. Circuit: Labor Board Lacked Quorum In February 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The District of Columbia U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Jan. 25 declined to enforce a National Labor Relations Board ruling that an employer violated the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) by refusing to reduce an oral agreement to writing and signing off on a collective...

U.S. High Court Hears Oral Arguments In Dispute Over Taxing Severance Payments

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) Severance payments fall within the Federal Insurance Contributions Act’s (FICA) definition of wages and are taxable, Assistant to the Solicitor General Eric J. Feigin told the U.S. Supreme Court Jan. 14 in arguments presented on behalf of the United States...