Are You Being Paid Less Than Minimum Wage? Labor and wage laws exist for a reason. When you put in a hard day’s work, you deserve to be paid fairly for that effort. That’s why states have minimum wage laws, which set the minimum amount workers can be paid per hour for their time. Although…

Are You Being Paid By the Day Instead of By the Hour? It seems simple: people should be paid for the work they do. Unfortunately, however, many employers actually steal wages from their workers through unfair or illegal practices. Often, victims of wage theft don’t even realize their money is being stolen. Paying employees “by…

Are You Being Wrongly Classified as an Independent Contractor? You work for the same organization, day in and day out. You care about making sure that the company does well, and you put in an honest effort each and every day. You may report to one consistent supervisor, or always work from the same site….

Does Your Employer Make You Work After Clocking Out? You work hard to earn a living. Whether you’re a freelance contractor or a full-time employee, you deserve to receive the payment you’ve been promised. It seems simple: people should be paid for the work they do. Unfortunately, however, many employers actually steal wages from their…

Sexual Harassment — Unwelcome Advances Workplace flirting isn’t so innocent when it makes one party uncomfortable. Requests from colleagues for dates, physical contact or sexual favors can make you feel unsafe, distract you from your work or even make your work environment unbearable. You do not have to endure unwanted sexual advances in the workplace…

Are You Being Paid Less Than Your Male Colleagues? It is illegal to pay a man more than a woman for the same job. Despite this, however, many employers continue to pay their male employees more than their female ones. This is a serious problem that can make it hard for women to succeed in…

New Jersey police officer Sergeant Marshawn Love was just trying to do the right thing when he reported a fellow officer’s sexual harassment claims against a superior. Most workplaces would be proud to have an employee who sticks up for their coworkers’ right to be treated equally. However, according to Sgt. Love, the response from…

While everyone deserves equal treatment in the workplace, discrimination is still a reality for many American workers. Our client, Dan Wreiden, was one such worker. As a city employee, he did the important job of reviewing applications from people who want to build or renovate properties in historic districts. He was even promoted to supervisor….

While working as a toll collector, Cynthia Fernandez liked to say goodbye to customers by saying, “Have a nice day; God bless you,” a reference to her Christian faith. But according to Cynthia, her employer told her she was not allowed to say “God bless you” to customers, out of fear that non-Christians would be…

College football coach Steve Sarkisian recently filed a wrongful termination lawsuit in Los Angeles County Court against the University of Southern California (USC), alleging that the school illegally discriminated against him due to his alcoholism disability. Sarkisian’s conduct was initially criticized in August 2015 for his controversial display of profanity and slurred speech during a…