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Category Archives: Wage and Hour

“Buffalo Jills” Have Little to Cheer About

NFL cheerleaders have been garnering a lot of attention lately, but probably not in the way that their teams had intended. On Tuesday, members of the “Buffalo Jills” filed suit against the Buffalo Bills, Citadel Communications Company, and Stejon Productions. Since 1986, management of the cheerleading team has rested in private entities. Allegedly, those entities […]

McDonalds Faces a “Supersized” Class Action Lawsuit

McDonalds employees working at McDonald’s franchises in New York, California and Michigan have filed a lawsuit against both McDonalds the company as well as several franchise owners of McDonalds.  The employees are accusing McDonalds of various illegal labor practices such as violating minimum wage and overtime regulations. “Our wages are already at rock bottom,” said […]

Football may be over but the Oakland Raiders Cheerleaders’ Season is Just Getting Started

While the life of a NFL cheerleader sparks one’s imagination of glamour, television exposure and desirability, a closer look reveals that this lifestyle is not quite so glamorous.  Lacy T, 27, signed on as a “Raiderette” in April of 2013.  The opportunity to dance for an NFL team “was a huge dream for me,” she […]

Where Are Your Starbucks Tips Going

In November 2013, the Second Circuit ruled against a class of Starbucks baristas claiming the Seattle-based coffee maker’s practice of allowing shift supervisors to participate in tip-pooling is illegal. Starbucks policy dictates that each store place a container at the counter where patrons may deposit tips. At the end of each week, the tips are […]

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