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Southern District of New York Appoints John Kristensen As Class Counsel in Meghan George v. Shamrock Saloon II Case
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Employment Law -- Employee on Tuesday, January 14, 2020.
On January 13, 2019, Hon. Ronnie Abrams of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York issued an Order that granted class certification and appointing John Kristensen of Kristensen LLP as class counsel. The case is titled Meghan George v. Shamrock Saloon II, LLC and it involves claims of …
Recognizing Age Discrimination In The Workplace
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Employment Law -- Employee on Thursday, December 19, 2019.
Prejudice comes in all different forms. For most, discrimination based on race and gender are among the most common that come to mind. However, there are a number of ways people can experience the adverse and unjust effects of discrimination based on physical appearance or a number of other variables. Race, gender, sexual …
What Employees Are Qualified for Disability Leave?
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Employment Law -- Employee on Tuesday, December 17, 2019.
When an employee is unable to work as the result of injury or impairment, they may be qualified for disability leave. Disability leave may be granted on a short- or long-term basis, depending on the nature of the injury or impairment and the needs of the employee. These employees are protected by the …
Can Your Employer Delay Your Paycheck If You Submit Your Timesheet Late?
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Employment Law -- Employee on Monday, December 16, 2019.
As an employer, there are more tasks and to-dos to keep a business running and successful than anyone may want to think about or realize. Even the most well-organized business will have its weak points, and a successful business identifies those weak points and adjusts to accommodate them. One of the most important …
Kristensen LLP Files Collection Action Against Xposed Gentleman’s Club For Labor Law Violations
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Employment Law -- Employee on Tuesday, December 10, 2019.
On December 9, 2019, Kristensen LLP filed a collective action (not a class case) on behalf of Jane Doe in Federal Court against Xposed Gentleman’s Club. The case alleges violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act for unpaid minimum wage, overtime and forced tip pooling. There are also individual California state labor law …
Difference Between Personal Injury and Workplace Injury
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Employment Law -- Employee on Thursday, September 5, 2019.
When it comes to the pain and physical impact of any injury, the how, where, and why it happened has little impact on what you feel – if it hurts, it hurts. However when it comes to the legal aspect of injury, that’s a different story completely. Not all injuries are created equal, …
Common Methods of Wage Theft
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Employment Law -- Employee on Friday, July 19, 2019.
When many of us think of theft or thieves, we often picture someone dressed in dark colors, robbing a store or home, and taking belongings that are not theirs. While that is certainly theft, there are other more insidious forms of thievery as well, and not always where you expect to find it. …
John Kristensen, Who Obtained A Million Dollar Settlement From Spearmint Rhino, Pursuing Employment Claims For Dancers For Wage Theft
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Employment Law -- Employee on Friday, June 14, 2019.
Attorney John Kristensen of Kristensen LLP was responsible for securing a $1,050,000 settlement in a case against Spearmint Rhino and one of its managers. The claims in the lawsuit included challenging the gentlemen club’s argument that the plaintiff, an exotic dancer, was not an employee. At the time, the club used the frivolous …
What To Do If You’ve Been Sexually Harassed in the Workplace
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Employment Law -- Employee on Saturday, April 27, 2019.
Workplace environments often expose us to a number of dynamics that differ drastically from the rest of our lives. As employees, we often need to deal with unpleasant requests or situations that we would not otherwise tolerate – unrealistic deadlines, personality conflicts, and unfair expectations can all be par for the course. As …
‘Help! I Was Wrongfully Terminated Because of the Holidays I Celebrate…’
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Employment Law -- Employee on Friday, December 29, 2017.
The holiday season in the U.S. is a wonderful time of year. But for minority groups, it can become a nightmare. In fact, what if you get fired for celebrating other holidays and not sharing your American coworker’s holiday spirit? That would not only constitute religious discrimination in the workplace, but may also …