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New York Attorney General Says Domino's Pizza Is "Joint Employer" in Wage Theft Scheme

A lawsuit brought by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman accuses Domino's Pizza of under-paying delivery workers and other forms of wage theft at ten locations across New York state. As a result, according to the lawsuit, restaurant workers have been shorted more than a half-million dollars in hard-earned pay.

New federal overtime rules: "Defining and Delimiting the Exemptions for Executive, administrative, Professional, Outside Sales and Computer Employees"

The White House today issued a blockbuster set of changes to the overtime rules under the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) that will allow far more middle-class workers to earn time-and-a-half. The Final Rule doubles the standard salary floor for exempt workers, establishes automatic increases of that floor every three years, and sets a higher salary threshold for "highly compensated individuals" who are generally exempt under the 2004 rules.

U.S. Women's Soccer Team Demands Equal Pay for Equal Work

Last week, the U.S. women's national soccer team (USWNT), represented by five of its top players, filed a complaint of wage discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), alleging that U.S. Soccer players on the men's national team are paid as much as four times that of their female counterparts on the women's national team.

Navigating the Fissured Workplace: New Guidance from the DOL on Joint Employment

Last Wednesday, the Department of Labor issued guidance to clarify employees' rights and employers' obligations in an increasingly fragmented workplace. The Department of Labor Administrator's Interpretation (AI) No. 2016-1 addresses Joint employment under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA).

Jennifer Lawarence Says Hollywood Gender Pay Gap Shouldn't be a Part of the Real-Life American Hustle

Co-Written by Outten & Golden LLP Law Clerk Amy Biegelsen and Marketing Assistant Danielle Travali

NLRB Joint Employer decision applies an old test to a modern problem

On Thursday, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a decision that may have a big impact on the fast food organizing campaigns currently going on around the country. In Browning-Ferris Industries, 362 NLRB No. 186 (Aug. 27, 2015), the NLRB updated the test for whether two companies are "joint employers" of the same group of workers. This issue arises in cases where one agency supplies workers, like temporary employees, to work for another company. It can also arise in franchisor/franchisee arrangements. Noting that these kinds of work arrangements have become much more common in recent decades, the NLRB adjusted its test to keep pace with the changing economy.

Outten & Golden celebrates the social justice endeavors of Adhikaar at in-house reception

On May 20th, Outten & Golden attorneys Wayne Outten, Kathleen Peratis, Christopher McNerney, and Shirley Lin hosted a celebration at the firm's New York office in honour of the O&G 2015 Public Interest Award recipient, Adhikaar.

Employee rights firm Outten & Golden awards non-profit "Adhikaar" for assisting immigrant workers

Outten & Golden LLP is pleased to announce that Adhikaar will be the 2015 recipient of the annual O&G Public Interest Award, on May 20, 2015.  The Award comes with a $10,000 grant to support this unique organization's work in assisting the growing community of Nepali-speaking immigrants and protecting the rights of the most vulnerable groups in the New York City area.

U.S. Oil Worker Wage-and-Hour Pay Rights Issues

Since July 2014, the price of oil has dropped by half. That's good for consumers' pocketbooks, but one segment of the population is facing hard times: U. S. oil industry workers.  In the past few years, the boom in oil production meant that companies needed to quickly expand hiring to meet the demand for workers. The rush to hire meant that some companies did not follow wage and hour laws.

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