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P.F. Chang's Settles Wage Violation Case for $2.65 Million

On July 23, 2018, employees of P.F. Chang's China Bistro Inc. ("P.F. Chang's") filed a motion for preliminary approval of a $2.65 million settlement to resolve claims that the restaurant chain violated federal and state labor laws by failing to pay their tipped employees a sufficient wage.

DOJ Earns NYC Nurses $20.8 Million in Pension Gender Bias Suit

The City of New York (the "City") agreed on July 18, 2018, to pay $20.8 million to settle a suit brought against it by the U.S. Department of Justice ("DOJ"). According to the settlement papers, filed in the Eastern District of New York, the City was accused of violating Title VII of the Civil Rights Act by requiring registered nurses ("RNs") and midwives, the majority of whom are female, to work years longer than employees in predominantly male fields to earn retirement with full pensions.

Fifth Circuit Rules In Favor of In-N-Out Employees in Minimum Wage Button Dispute

On July 6, 2018, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal agreed with a National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") finding that In-N-Out Burger Inc. ("In-N-Out" or the "Company") cannot prohibit employees from pinning "Fight for $15" buttons to their uniforms.

How a business can smartly respond to an employment law concern

Some areas of American law are comparatively accessible and easy to understand. Their subject matter does not spill forth from thousands of legal tomes and entail dense judicial opinions spanning virtually every aspect of human behavior and interaction.

Three key things to understand about workplace sexual harassment

In the last year, the #metoo movement has had a powerful impact on the employment landscape. Thousands of courageous sexual harassment victims around the country have come forward and spoken out against this pervasive problem. More than ever, society is sending a strong message that sexual harassment will have consequences.

Former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader Files Class Action Seeking Equal Pay and Overtime Pay

On June 12, 2018, Erica Wilkins ("Wilkins"), a former cheerleader for the Dallas Cowboys ("Cowboys"), filed a lawsuit against the team in Texas federal court on behalf of herself and other Cowboys' cheerleaders. Wilkins, who worked for the Cowboys from May 2014 until August 2017, accused the team of paying its cheerleaders less than "Rowdy," the team mascot and neglecting to pay them overtime, violating the Equal Pay Act and Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA").