Waitress Says She Was Fired For Not Covering Customers’ $96 Bill After Dine-And-Dash

Waitress Says She Was Fired For Not Covering Customers’ $96 Bill After Dine-And-Dash

As we’ve looked into in the past, while there are many employers who might hold servers accountable for an unpaid bill (this side-eye glance is for you, dine-and-dashers) those that do are are often in violation of the Department of Labor’s rules regarding wage deductions. But that didn’t stop one Brooklyn waitress from getting the boot, she says, after she refused to fork over her the cash to cover customers who dined and dashed on a $96 meal. [More]

Alabama Illegal Immigrant Law Could Leave State With Job Surplus

Alabama Illegal Immigrant Law Could Leave State With Job Surplus

An Alabama law meant to crack down on illegal immigration may be so effective that the state won’t have enough immigrant labor to fill its labor requirements. Immigrant farm and construction workers, as well as their legal citizen relatives, are reportedly said to be leaving the state in such high numbers that some employers may have trouble filling openings if the economy picks up. [More]

Walmart Unfair Pay Lawsuit Settled In Massachusetts

Walmart Unfair Pay Lawsuit Settled In Massachusetts

Current and former Walmart employees in Massachusetts (and their lawyers) were awarded $40 million in back wages this week in a class-action lawsuit. The suit was filed eight years ago, and claimed that the mega-retailer owes some hourly employees up to fourteen years’ worth of unpaid overtime, missed breaks, and other uncompensated work. [More]