By Donna Ballman
What did we ever do before cell phones? Well, for one thing, we probably worked a lot less. In a recent study by The Pew Research Center, 62 percent of us have smartphones and 33 percent have tablets. In the past three years, we've gone from spending an average of 22 minutes per day on our... Read More »
By Alison Green
Do you know what rights you have at work? You might assume that you can rely on your employer to follow the law in every circumstance, but in fact, many employers violate labor laws, often simply through ignorance. It pays to know what your rights are. Read More »
By Mark Sherman
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court has ruled that sales representatives for pharmaceutical companies do not qualify for overtime pay under federal law, a big victory for the drug industry.
In a 5-4 decision Monday, the court's conservative majority concluded that the roughly 90,000 people... Read More »
Restaurant managers don't usually clean ovens, mop floors or serve food. But it was having to perform such mundane tasks and not getting properly paid to do them that led several Boston Market Corp. employees to sue the chain for overtime pay.
The employees alleged in a 2010 lawsuit that the Golden,... Read More »
The owner of three Subway shops won an award that no boss would want to receive. After workers in Anil Dhawan's stores in Vancouver, British Columbia, complained that they were pressured to waive their right to overtime pay, labor activists there awarded Dhawan the "Bad Boss Award."
The Employee Action and... Read More »