An Italian restaurant enterprise in California now faces a federal civil lawsuit filed by the United State Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or EEOC.
Freelancing has become a viable way to make a living all over the country. One 2014 study showed that there are approximately 53 million independent workers in the United States, making them a sizable portion of the workforce.
While at a workplace, there is no doubt that people will tell jokes and otherwise do things to keep the work environment light-hearted. Most of the time, these jokes are harmless.
A previous post on this blog discussed how California workers at a major retail clothing store will be receiving reimbursement after a settlement with the chain.
The major retail clothing store Abercrombie & Fitch, which is a staple store in shopping malls around the country, will pay employees and former employees to the tune of $25 million in order to resolve allegations of wage and hour violations. Specifically, in four states, the company allegedly violated minimum wage laws by requiring employees to pay for mandatory work-related expenses. One of these states is California.