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ZHE Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Massage Envy

Zeldes Haeggquist & Eck, LLP has filed a class action lawsuit against Massage Envy on behalf of massage therapists and estheticians in California. The complaint alleges that Massage Envy’s compensation plan violates California’s wage and hour laws by unlawfully averaging its non-exempt employees’ compensation. Massage Envy’s policy mandates that employees are paid on a piece-rate…

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Shareholders Will Benefit From New CEO Pay-Disclosure Rule

It’s no secret that executives of companies earn more than the average worker. However, the pay disparity between CEOs and workers has skyrocketed over the past 30 years. In 2012, CEOs in the S&P 500 index earned 354 times more pay than other workers, as compared to 30 years ago, when CEOs earned about 42…

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Law Firms May Hire Law Students as Unpaid Interns for Pro Bono Cases

Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor clarified its position on unpaid internships for law students at law firms, explaining that under federal law, unpaid internships are permissible in some circumstances. The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) generally does not permit individuals to volunteer to work unpaid for for-profit businesses such as law firms….