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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


Employment - Overtime Rule to Be Finalized in July 2016
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • December 9 2015

In August 2015, we reported that the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") issued a Proposed Rule that seeks to increase the salary level required before


FMLA: caring for an adult child
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • July 8 2014

Recently, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit reminded us that the Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA") provides eligible


Health Care Reform: Reducing Employee Hours to Avoid the ACA is No Game
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • March 4 2016

On February 9, 2016, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District denied Dave & Busters, Inc.'s ("D&B") motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit


Breaking news - court grants nationwide injunction enjoining implementation and enforcement of final salary level rule
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • November 23 2016

In a potentially disruptive decision, Judge Amos L. Mazzant issued a permanent injunction that prevents the Department of Labor ("DOL") from


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


Employer 1 pays $2 million and employer 2 goes to jail
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • November 16 2009

Recently, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced the results in two matters that reinforce the substantial penalties that can be imposed on employers for failing to classify employees properly and for failing to pay employees at least the federal minimum wage for all hours worked and time and one-half for all hours worked over 40 in a week


Discrimination is sometimes defensible - blame your parent corporation
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • November 30 2009

Recently, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York reminded us that employment discrimination claims may be barred by the Friendship, Commerce and Navigation Treaty (“FCN Treaty”


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


Department of Labor obtains judgment against current NFL player
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • October 6 2009

Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced that it obtained a consent judgment requiring current NFL player Michael Vick (quarterback, Philadelphia Eagles) and a company he owned called MV7 LLC to repay at least $416,461.10 in restitution to a pension plan sponsored by the company, and ordered Vick to forfeit any rights to benefits from the plan