News Year: 2012

Law360, December 12, 2012 – Clothing Retailer Hit With $25M FLSA Suit Over OT Pay

December 12th, 2012

Law360, Los Angeles (December 11, 2012, 9:35 PM ET) — A $25 million collective action was filed Tuesday against Memphis-based clothing retailer City Gear LLC for allegedly classifying its managers as salary-based to avoid overtime payments but continuing to dock pay when the employees failed to work 40 hours per week. Although those with a […]

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City Gear Retailer Sued for Denying Overtime Pay

December 12th, 2012

A Nashville woman is accusing a Memphis-based clothing retailer of systematically denying overtime pay to its managers and assistant managers, according to a proposed class action lawsuit filed Tuesday in a Nashville court. The company considers those workers exempt from overtime consideration, the lawsuit maintains, because of their supervisory role, an acceptable practice under the […]

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The Commercial Appeal, December 11, 2012 – Complaint Alleges Memphis Retailer Unfairly Docked Workers’ Pay

December 11th, 2012

A federal lawsuit against Memphis-based retailer City Gear accuses the company with violating the Fair Labor Standards Act by misclassifying employees to avoid paying overtime. Attorneys for the Sanford Heisler firm, which has offices in New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., filed the suit in U.S. District Court in Nashville on Tuesday. The complaint […]

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Memphis Business Journal, December 11, 2012 – $25 million class action complaint filed against City Gear

December 11th, 2012

by Cole Epley A class action complaint filed against Memphis-based clothing retailer City Gear LLC seeks more than $25 million in damages in response to allegations of unpaid overtime compensation and purported violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, but company officials report they’ve yet to be officially served with process papers. Filed in U.S. […]

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Career-Intelligence.com, November 5, 2012 – Six Ways Women Hold Themselves Back In the Workplace

November 5th, 2012

by Robin Madell If you’re eying that next level up the ladder, you might be wondering the best approach to get there. But in addition to doing the right things to ascend in your career, it’s important to be aware of what might keep you from that next promotion. To that end, career-intelligence polled a […]

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Six More Women Join $100M Forest Labs Bias Case

November 5th, 2012

By Gavin Broady Law360, New York (November 05, 2012, 3:36 PM ET) — Six women on Friday joined a $100 million New York gender discrimination class action against Forest Laboratories Inc., bringing to 10 the total number of sales representatives who say they were denied fair compensation and promotions by the drugmaker. The six new […]

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Gender discrimination class expanded in suit against Forest Pharmaceuticals

November 5th, 2012

As it appeared in Workforce Plaintiff law firm Sanford Heisler L.L.P. expanded a putative class action gender discrimination lawsuit filed against Forest Pharmaceuticals Inc. in federal district court in New York on Monday. The New York-based law firm named four plaintiffs in its original complaint, filed in July. The four original plaintiffs were all Pennsylvania […]

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The Associated Press, October 23, 2012 – Woman Accuses NBA Of Job Discrimination

October 23rd, 2012

By Associated Press, AP NEW YORK — A New Jersey woman who worked for the NBA as a senior account executive filed a $3 million gender discrimination lawsuit against the league Tuesday, saying it forced her and two other women with young children out of their jobs. Lawyers for Brynn Cohn of Hoboken filed the […]

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EEOC Okays 18-Year-Old Class Case Against Marshals Service

July 19th, 2012 — National Law Journal

As it appeared on the National Law Journal After 18 years of legal wrangling, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has green-lighted a race discrimination class action against the U.S. Marshals Service. The EEOC commissioners reversed a decision by an agency administrative law judge denying class certification and dismissing the complaint, ruling that the evidence […]

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US Marshals Win EEOC Class Cert. On Race Bias Claims

July 19th, 2012

By Sindhu Sundar Law360, New York (July 19, 2012, 10:23 PM ET) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission last week revived class claims by a former U.S. Marshals Service criminal investigator accusing the law enforcement agency of systematically discriminating against blacks and certified a sweeping class of black marshals over the past 18 years. […]

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