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AG Ellison Accuses Dairy Producer of Milking Workers Dry

Minnesota AG Keith Ellison filed a lawsuit against Evergreen Acres Dairy, LLC and affiliated entities and individuals (collectively, “Evergreen”) alleging that the dairy producer violated Minnesota wage and hour laws and rental housing laws by depriving low-wage employees of earned wages and illegally deducting rent for onsite housing that failed to meet standards of habitability.…

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New Jersey AG Files First Worker Misclassification Lawsuit Under New Law

New Jersey AG Matthew J. Platkin and the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development filed a lawsuit against STG Logistics, Inc. and STG Drayage LLC (collectively, “STG”) alleging that the shipping and logistics companies misclassified employees as independent contractors in violation of state labor and benefits laws, which were amended in 2021 to…

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Democratic AGs Try to Drive a Truck Through Arbitration Act Exemption

A group of 16 Democratic AGs filed an amicus brief before the U.S. Supreme Court in Bissonnette v. LePage Bakeries, urging the reversal of a lower court’s holding that truck drivers for non-transportation companies do not fall within an exemption to the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA). The FAA requires workers who have signed arbitration agreements…

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Hindsight Is 20/20 in this Employee Misclassification Settlement

District of Columbia AG Brian Schwalb settled with economic policy research and advocacy firm 20/20 Vision and its principal to resolve allegations that they violated the District’s wage and hour laws by misclassifying its entire workforce as independent contractors rather than employees. AG Schwalb alleges that 20/20 Vision’s actions illegally deprived 21 current and former…

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Labor Department Efforts to Expand Overtime Protections Earn Democratic AG Support

A coalition of 14 Democratic AGs sent a comment letter to the U.S. Department of Labor in support of a proposed rulemaking that updates rules governing executive, administrative, and professional (EAP) employees as related to overtime pay requirements. The letter expresses support for proposed increases to the salary levels at which EAP employees can be…

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