Fighting for Fair Pay

Supreme Court Rules to Protect LGBTQ+ Employees from Discrimination

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In a major victory for gay, lesbian, and transgender workers, on June 15 the Supreme Court ruled that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects LGBTQ+ employees from discrimination. Nearly half of states in the US currently lack protections for the LGBTQ community, and the new ruling guarantees them federal protection. The decision came after three…

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Enforcing California’s Assembly Bill 5

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We posted back in June of 2019 about the Dynamex case in California—now the California Attorney General and a coalition of city attorneys are suing Uber and Lyft, arguing that the rideshare companies continue to misclassify their drivers as independent contractors instead of employees, flouting the law. Assembly Bill 5 went into effect on January…

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Western Express Case Update

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On April 10, 2020 Judge Campbell issued an order denying the Defendants’ Partial Motions to Dismiss. The Court found that all of Plaintiffs’ claims in issue had “facial plausibility” because “the plaintiff plead[ed] facts that allow[ed] the court to draw the reasonable inference that the defendant is liable for the misconduct alleged.” The Court’s decision…

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Report on Broadridge and TMG

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We are appalled to learn of reports of unsafe working conditions these workers have endured. It is also alarming that many of the workers who are working under these conditions have been paid only the minimum wage and have experienced wage theft of even that meager wage. We represent truckers, health care workers, and workers…

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New Case Filed on Behalf of Broadridge and TMG Workers.

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  On April 7, 2020, Getman, Sweeney & Dunn filed a class and collective action lawsuit on behalf of workers employed by Broadridge and TMG. The workers seek a remedy for violations of federal and state overtime and other wage and hour laws. See Broadridge and TMG Case Page #Overtime #FLSA #CARESAct #NYWageTheftPreventionAct #Fightingforworkers Photo…

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Emergency COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave for New Yorkers

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Governor Cuomo has just signed a bill into law to ensure New Yorkers can take sick leave during the COVID-19 emergency. Your eligibility depends on the size of your company, your ability to work remotely, and a few other factors. See linked post for details.  

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