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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").

Music promoters’ spat spotlights unfair competition allegations

We note the broad universe of unfair trade practice on our website at the proven Connecticut business law firm of Shepherd, Finkelman, Miller & Shah, LLP. Our deep attorney team has collectively practiced extensively in that realm for many decades, representing diverse business and consumer clients in federal and state courts across the country.

Trucking Companies To Pay $9.2M To Settle Wage Claims

On April 13, 2018, a putative class of employees filed a motion asking the Honorable Dale A. Drozd, of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, for preliminary approval of a proposed deal under which Roadrunner Intermodal Services LLC, Central Cal Transportation LLC, and Morgan Southern Inc. (collectively, "Defendants") will pay $9.2 million to settle claims against them alleging that they misclassified employees as independent contractors.

NLRB Judge Rules Lowe's Rules Against Discussing Salary Are Illegal

On April 17, 2018, National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB" or "Board") Administrative Law Judge, Amita Baman Tracy, ruled that the confidentiality provisions in Lowe's Home Center LLC's ("Lowe's") Code of Business Conduct and Ethics that prevent employees from discussing salary information are in violation of the National Labor Relations Act ("NLRA").