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Restaurant Worker Rights Group Is Accused of Misconduct

Restaurant Opportunities Center (ROC), a restaurant worker rights advocacy group has been accused of misconduct.  In an opinion piece published in the New York Post, Mike Paranzing accused the ROC of being a labor union front that doesn't practice what it preaches.  ...

Undocumented Status and Failure to Pay Taxes Does Not Bar Overtime Recovery

In an important decision supporting the rights of undocumented workers for protection under the labor laws, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that undocumented aliens could recover overtime wages due to them under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The court, in Lamonica v. Safe Hurricane Shutters, Inc., rejected the employer’s argument that two ...

Court Allows Undocumented Worker in Wage Pay Case To Testify Remotely from Ecuador

In an important worker rights decision, United States Magistrate Judge Ronald Ellis held that a worker at Da Ciro restaurant in New York did not have to return to New York from his home country of Ecuador to appear at a deposition ...

Head of Chipotle Restaurants Speaks Out on Immigration Issues

After an immigration crackdown on Chipotle restaurants by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Monty Moran, the head of Chipotle restaurants, has become an advocate of immigration overhaul, according to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal. Chipotle Mexican Grill, the popular burrito restaurant ...

Court Finds Immigration Status of Undocumented Workers Irrelevant to Overtime Claims

The immigration status of undocumented workers is irrelevant to claims of unpaid overtime and illegal pay practices, according to the recent decision of Judge Paul Englemayer, a United States District Court Judge in New York. In the case of Solis v. Cindy’s Total Care, Inc., Judge Englemayer stated: “In this case, an employee’s immigration ...