All-Star FanFest Volunteers Seek Unpaid Wages From MLB

Volunteers at Major League Baseball’s 2013 All-Star Game FanFest have filed a putative class action against the MLB in New York state court alleging that the league violated state wage and hour laws by failing to pay them minimum hourly wages.  John Chen, the named plaintiff, alleges that he and other “hospitality volunteers,” who served […]

Use of Employees’ Names and Pictures in Company Marketing Materials—Is It Legal?

It is common today for businesses to feature the names and pictures of their employees in trade and advertising materials, including on their business and recruitment websites and in social media marketing.  While companies may assume this is harmless, the use of employees’ names and pictures for these purposes without their written consent could result […]

EEOC Files Two Lawsuits Alleging Sex Discrimination Against Transgender Individuals

On September 25, 2014, the EEOC filed two separate lawsuits alleging that employers violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by discriminatorily terminating transgender employees. These lawsuits are the first of their kind in federal court. In the first case, EEOC v. Lakeland Eye Clinic, (Case No. 8:14-cv-2421, M.D.Fla.), the EEOC alleges […]