Roanoke Restaurant Ordered to Pay $3 Million to Workers

Roanoke Restaurant Ordered to Pay $3 Million to Workers

Restaurant owners in Roanoke have been ordered to pay $3 million to workers they allegedly cheated out of overtime pay and tips. The three owners oversaw six Mexican restaurants and 149 past and present employees. Workers say during the period between 2012 and 2015, servers were paid only in tips and not compensated for overtime […]

Whistleblower Clause Protects Food, Agricultural Workers From Retaliation

Whistleblower Clause Protects Food, Agricultural Workers From Retaliation

A Food Safety Modernization Act clause will allow food and agricultural workers protection should they raise the flag on unsafe practices. Section 402 protects privately employed food and agriculture workers who take action reporting food safety concerns. Under the clause, such workers cannot be discharged or punished for their whistleblowing. The ...

Woman Fired Too Quickly from Isle of Wight Co. Job, Judge Rules

Woman Fired Too Quickly from Isle of Wight Co. Job, Judge Rules

When the Family and Medical Leave Act passed in 1993, it aimed to prevent the termination of employees who needed to take time off to recover from injuries. The act protected workers from being fired for up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave. It was seen as a victory for workers throughout the country. Unfortunately, […]

Detective Sues City of Chesapeake for Discrimination

Detective Sues City of Chesapeake for Discrimination

The city of Chesapeake is facing allegations of discrimination from an African-American detective employed with the police department there. The detective has filed a lawsuit against the city of Chesapeake, the chief of police and three other officers. The allegations stem from a 2015 incident, when the detective learned an internal investigation h...

Pollution whistleblowers eligible for rewards

Pollution whistleblowers eligible for rewards

For years, we’ve heard about the pollution of our planet’s oceans, but rarely have the people responsible for such pollution been held responsible for their negligence. That’s changing, thanks to the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships, also known as APPS. APPS allows pollution whistleblowers to alert authorities to corporate misb...

Teens Taking Summer Jobs: Beware of Wage Theft

Teens Taking Summer Jobs: Beware of Wage Theft

Summer jobs are an important part of adolescence, an opportunity not only to earn spending money, but a chance to learn and grow as a person. Many times, though, teens taking their first jobs are ripe for manipulating. While we’d love to believe employers have their workers’ best interest at hearts, the reality is that […]

Lawsuit Claims Post Office Changed Employee Timesheets to Lower Costs

Lawsuit Claims Post Office Changed Employee Timesheets to Lower Costs

We trust our employers to have our best interests at heart, but when the budget is cut, even the most trustworthy manager can be pressured into altering time sheets. That’s what some Richmond mail carriers say happened to their hours at the post office. 47 Richmond mail carriers have filed a complaint against the U.S. […]

Former Uber Engineer Claims She Was Sexually Harassed at Work

Former Uber Engineer Claims She Was Sexually Harassed at Work

Popular ride sharing service Uber is under fire this week after a former employee blogged about the sexual harassment she experienced at the company. Former Attorney General Eric Holder has joined an independent investigation into the matter – an investigation ordered by none other than Uber CEO Travis Kalanick. The blog post that went viral ...

US Govt: Oracle Discriminates Against Women, Minorities

US Govt: Oracle Discriminates Against Women, Minorities

The United States Department of Labor has filed suit against Oracle, a California-based tech company. The lawsuit alleges that Oracle discriminates against women and minorities, paying them less than white male employees. The company also hires Asian employees more frequently than other races for product development and technical roles, the suit al...

$16M Settlement Awarded to PNC Bank Employees

$16M Settlement Awarded to PNC Bank Employees

How often do you look at your pay stub? Do you know how much you should be paid each pay period? Would you notice unfair deductions if they were occurring? It pays to be aware of your financial standings with your employer. PNC Bank has agreed to settle an overtime suit filed by employees. The […]