Injury data made public on a government website

Beginning this month, January 2015, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration requires employers to notify the government within 24 hours every time someone gets admitted to the hospital with an injury sustained at work. The government estimates that tens of...

Subway Franchise Facing Lawsuit for Unpaid Overtime

A former Subway employee has filed a lawsuit in Washington D.C. against his former employer for unpaid overtime wages. Erwin Zambrano Moya claims that his employer created fictional workers and put some of his hours worked under these “other employees” to avoid paying...

'Wage Theft' on the rise since the recession

Since the most recent downturn, a growing number of employers have violated wage and labor laws.  Employers have increasingly denied workers benefits and mandatory overtime pay, according to workers’ advocates.  Some have doctored time sheets and even failed to...

Misuse of Criminal Checks Could Land Employers in Court

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has sent a warning to businesses: Conduct criminal background checks at your own risk. Companies that ask job applicants if they’ve been convicted of a felony or check criminal histories could expose themselves to...