Category Archives: Employment Defense Attorney

Starbucks Baristas Complain About Company’s Parental-Leave Policies

Starbucks made its company stand out from many others when it put in place a six-weeks paid parental leave policy for eligible birth mothers. Starbucks made this a nationwide policy. Indeed they did stand out as being “a different kind … Continue reading

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What Are Wage Theft Lawsuits in the Restaurant Industry?

A number of wage theft lawsuits and settlements have been occurring during the past five years. However, they haven’t received as much media attention as restaurant workers’ fight for higher minimum wages. As a restaurant owner, you should be aware … Continue reading

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How Can You Find Out What Federal Employment Laws Apply to Your Business?

Running your own business can feel overwhelming when you get a glimpse of all the laws that affect your operation. It is smart for business owners to consult with an employment attorney to ensure handbooks, contracts, non-disclosure agreements and other … Continue reading

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How Can You Make Sure You’re Ensuring Equal Pay and Fair Promotions?

Running a business requires having legal rudiments in place for many aspects of your company. The Equal Pay Act (EPA) is another federal law you must comply with and doing so can help you avoid wage and promotion lawsuits like … Continue reading

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What Do Restaurant Operators See as Their Biggest 2017 Business Challenges

You might think that hiring and firing employees would be restaurant operators’ biggest concerns. That was true in 2015 but not according to a survey done in 2016. When The National Restaurant Association polled restaurant operators about their concerns, the … Continue reading

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Lockheed Martin Age Discrimination Lawsuit | $51.5 Million in Damages

In January 2017, a federal jury in Camden, NJ awarded a verdict of $51.5 million against Lockheed Martin for alleged age discrimination. Law.com reported that the lawsuit claimed Lockheed Martin had a practice of laying off older employees and replacing … Continue reading

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Best Business Practices When Screening Applicants with Criminal Records

When an applicant with a criminal record applies for a job at your company, the screening can become complicated. You cannot make your decision based on any type of discrimination. The EEOC provides guidelines you should consider following when asking … Continue reading

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