Syracuse University will pay $3.7 million to settle a proposed class action lawsuit filed on Friday on behalf of five female faculty members at the university, Fiona Chew, Tula Goenka, Barbara Jones, Audie Klotz and Elisabeth Lasch-Quinn. The suit alleges that the university violated state and federal anti-discrimination laws by paying and promoting female faculty members less than their male counterparts. Later in the day on Friday, the faculty members filed a memorandum in Kings County Supreme Court requesting approval
Last week, a federal judge dismissed a proposed wage class action claim filed by student athletes against multiple universities. However, the judge did not dismiss the claims against the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), saying the athletes “plausibly alleged the regulatory body is their joint employer under the Third Circuit’s four-factor ‘Enterprise test’” according to a recent Law360 article. The term “Enterprise test” was coined after the Third Circuit’s 2012 ruling in Re: Enterprise Rent-A-Car Wage & Hour Employment Practices
A recent Associated Press (AP) article exposed the United States Postal Service (USPS) for systemic wage theft throughout recent years. The piece begins by introducing Nancy Campos, a 59-year-old mail carrier working in Midland, Texas, who has repeatedly been cheated out of her pay. In January, she worked thirteen days in a row without a lunch break and even worked on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. That day, she took a picture of her time sheet so she could compare
First of all, what is a severance agreement? A severance agreement is a contract between you and your employer that outlines each of your responsibilities and rights when you are terminated from your job. Sometimes, the wording of severance agreements can benefit the employer at the cost of the employee. An employment lawyer can assist in reviewing your severance agreement and, if necessary, negotiate the terms with your employer to ensure you know your rights and are maximizing your benefits.