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Company and its officers sued for unpaid wages

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 12 2012

Recently, the U.S. Department of Labor sued a New Hampshire painting and construction company and its president, vice-president and treasurer in their individual capacities to recover unpaid wages and liquidated damages for 57 employees

Senate passes jobs bill encouraging hiring with tax incentives

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 1 2010

On Wednesday, February 24, 2010, the U.S. Senate passed the Hiring Incentive to Restore Employment Act (the “HIRE Act”

75 workers misclassified as independent contractors cost company over $500,000

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 7 2012

Last week, a U.S. District Court judge in Chicago issued a default judgment against Skokie Maid and Cleaning Service for failing to answer a complaint filed by the U.S. Department of Labor

Rules for break times for nursing mothers clarified

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 3 2011

On December 21, 2010, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) Wage and Hour Division (“WHD”) published a Notice in the Federal Register requesting information regarding the recent amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) that requires employers to provide reasonable break time and space for nursing mothers to express milk for one year after their child’s birth

Cheesecake Factory pays $345,000 to settle male-on-male sexual harassment claim

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 30 2009

Recently, the U.S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) announced that the Cheesecake Factory, Inc. (the “Factory”), a national restaurant chain, agreed to pay $345,000 and provide other remedial relief to settle a sexual harassment suit filed by the EEOC

Insurance premium rebates, can the company keep the money?

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 11 2014

Maybe. Recently, several clients have received large premium rebate checks from their group health insurance company and have asked for guidance on

Wage and hour continues to focus on vulnerable and misclassified workers

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 5 2012

On February 13, 2012, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) published its part of President Obama’s fiscal year 2013 budget request to Congress

Outback Steakhouse agrees to pay $19 million to settle sex discrimination

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 4 2010

On Tuesday, December 29, 2009, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) announced that Outback Steakhouse (“Outback”) agreed to pay $19 million to settle a class action lawsuit alleging sex discrimination against thousands of women at hundreds of corporately-owned restaurants

ERISA: ESOP fiduciaries are not entitled to a presumption of prudence

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 9 2014

Last week, in one of its final opinions of the term, the Supreme Court of the United States (the "Court") held that ESOP fiduciary decisions to buy

No universal coverage under Senate Finance Committee’s health care reform bill

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 19 2009

On Tuesday, October 13th, the Senate Finance Committee approved its version of a health care reform bill, "America’s Healthy Future Act of 2009" (the "Act"