Workers have filed a class action lawsuit against Catalina Restaurant Group and Food Management Partners over the mass firing of Coco's and Carrows employees, estimated by a former employee at over 3,000.
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal recently held in Orozco v. Plackis that a franchisor was not liable to a franchisee employee for alleged minimum wage and overtime violations because the franchisor was not an "employer" under the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA").
Escalator to Rick Schaden executive team headquarters
DENVER – Although Quiznos CEO Stuart Mathis assured concerned franchisees less than a month ago that the company didn’t expect any problems with its Chapter 11 bankruptcy, there is now a disturbing glitch in their plan.
Troy Castillo, a private eye based in Palm Springs, California, says a law passed last year by the Nevada state legislature that stops out-of-state investigators from doing business there is a violation of the U.S. Constitution.
Days after investigations in the U.K. and Switzerland into agreements between hotel chains and online travel companies (OTCs) that set minimum prices for hotel rooms became public knowledge, class action lawsuits were filed in the U.S. alleging federal and state law violations.
In an opening salvo following its recently revised enforcement guidelines, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has filed suit against two major employers, a national retail chain and an international automobile manufacturer. It alleges the companies used criminal background checks to disproportionately exclude African-Americans from their workforces.