Jenny Schwartz is a partner at world-class employment law firm, Outten & Golden. She has litigated against major U.S. tech companies and many other types of employers handled retaliation claims, and helped people of different race, age and gender reclaim their power at work.
Melissa Pierre-Louis, a partner at Outten & Golden who has practiced law involving the ADA for about a decade, told Patch on Tuesday that the law, amended in 2009, significantly expanded the protections available to disabled applicants and workers.
William “Tony” Maynard, Jr., was falsely accused of murdering a decorated white Marine and spent more than six years behind bars. Outten & Golden LLP Senior Counsel Lewis M. Steel represented Mr. Maynard.
An Illinois federal judge has granted conditional certification in a collective action accusing Jimmy John’s franchisees of misclassifying assistant store managers as exempt from overtime pay, saying the workers sufficiently showed they were subject to the same unlawful policy.
U.S. District Judge Sue E. Myerscough held Wednesday that three former Jimmy John’s assistant store managers provided enough evidence to suggest that they are similarly situated to other potential members of their collective class, giving them permission to send notices to other possible plaintiffs and start conducting...
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A putative class of Outback Steakhouse front of house managers asked a Massachusetts federal judge for conditional certification so more could join a suit claiming the chain denied them overtime pay in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act, according to a motion filed Wednesday.
The suit argues the group of assistant managers, responsible for everything from seating patrons to serving food to washing dishes, have been wrongly denied overtime pay because Outback incorrectly classified them as being exempt. The classification runs afoul of the FLSA and state wage laws, the suit argues, and...
In a new class-action lawsuit, former Munchery facilities worker Joshua Philips is claiming the startup owes him and 250 other employees 60 days’ wages, citing The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, a U.S. labor law that requires employers with an excess of 100 employees to give notice 60 days ahead of mass layoffs.
Munchery, a prepared meal delivery company headquartered in San Francisco, announced in an email to customers on January 21 that it would cease operations, effectively immediately. The abrupt shutdown not only came as a surprise to Munchery’s community of customers...
Hundreds of fund industry professionals have lost their jobs in recent months, and older employees are likely to account for a disproportionate number of people out of work, recently published data and industry sources suggest.
At the same time, employees with decades of experience typically endure longer periods of unemployment before landing their next job. And those who do find new work often earn less than before.
“There’s definitely a very strong age bias within the [financial services] industry,” says Cara Greene, partner at Outten & Golden, which represents financial service...
Corporate recruiting and college campuses are such a natural combination, what could possibly go wrong? A number of workers—and the federal government—say some employers use it as a way to exclude minorities and older people.
Oracle Corp. is being sued by the Labor Department’s contractor watchdog, which alleges that the tech giant discriminated against minorities when hiring recent college and university graduates.
Hewlett Packard and PricewaterhouseCoopers face similar claims, related to possible age bias over their recruiting practices, brought by private parties.