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September 2012 Archives

Employee alleges termination over self-dialysis for kidney disease

One message we want Detroit-area residents to hear loud and clear from this blog is that they have rights in the workplace. Certainly, you can be fired if there are performance issues and you can be laid off if economic situations truly merit a reduction in staff. But there are many reasons you cannot legally be dismissed as well.

Parent company of Red Lobster hit with class action wage-and-hour suit

Darden Restaurants, the parent company of the Red Lobster, Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse chains, has been with a class-action wage and hour lawsuit. The lawsuit, filed under the Fair Labor Standards Act, claims that Darden has been breaking federal employment laws since at least August 2009 by underpaying around one thousand servers across the country and, as such, owes current and former employees tens of millions of dollars in back pay.