The blowup of the Cafe Gratitude empire, yesterday's biggest food-news story, was ostensibly brought on by the owners' response to several lawsuits that waiters have filed over the restaurants' tip-pooling policies. In recent months, several nationally renowned New York restaurants have also been ... More >>
Meanwhile, in Clear Lake...Eagle-eyed readers may recall a horrifying May lawsuit from a Russian-born mother and daughter who claim what started as an eHarmony romance ended as backbreaking, sexually charged slavery at the hands of a cruel taskmaster and his 400-pound grown son. Natalya Shuvalova ... More >>
Meg Whitman isn't the only one forking over thousands of dollars in back pay to her hired help. While "Queen Meg" made her problem go away with $5,500, a Richmond District care home had to pay far more in back wages -- $70,000 in fact -- to two Filipina caregivers who say they worked long hours s ... More >>
The San Francisco printing company charged with involuntary manslaughter and violating labor laws for the 2008 death of an employee has already paid at least $1.5 million in a civil lawsuit resulting from the incident, court records show.Digital Pre-Press International, located at Mariposa and Te ... More >>
A fight between two unions here could set the course of the U.S. labor movement.
Now she can afford two spoonfuls of sugar...New York beat out California, passing the nation's first law that extends workers' rights to the under-the-radar laborers who keep homes with two working parents going: The people who cook, clean, and care for kids. The New York bill, which passed yeste ... More >>
This summer, the Service Employees International Union plans to spend some $50 million to ensure passage of a labor-friendly law that would allow any workforce to join a union if more than half of its employees sign a petition. Currently, workers approve whether a union should represent them in elec ... More >>
Three housekeepers and a day laborer take action against deadbeat employers who abuse immigrants
AOL's treatment of its volunteer workers should give pause to those arguing for less regulation of business
Gary Johnson is about to become the first transsexual to sue for discrimination under a new state law. The only catch: He must admit to being "disabled."
S.F. schools must pay up for breaking federal labor laws