Is this lawsuit crazy smart, or just crazy?

Are customers who use self-checkout entitled to be paid for it? NOTE FROM ROBIN: At least one California lawyer thinks so. He recently filed a lawsuit contending that his client, a supermarket customer, and other California customers of the same supermarket chain, are...

Restaurant learns the hard way what an illegal tip pool looks like

Hard Eight BBQ says it misunderstood its obligations under the Fair Labor Standards Act by paying managers a share of tips earned by servers across the restaurant’s five locations. As a result, following a Department of Labor investigation it reached a...

The $450,000 workplace birthday party

There was this disability discrimination issue . . . An employer who shall remain nameless had a tradition of throwing a little birthday party for each of its employees on their special day. The birthday of one employee — we’ll call him “Elmo”...

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