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Experts, Lawyers, Labor activists or other, seeking advice regarding wage theft

I've talked about my situation at work here in the past. Specifically, my employer forces us to falsify our timesheets and only pays us 40 hours for M-F when we work evenings, Saturdays, and Sundays. My plan was to hang on as long as possible to get as much unpaid wages back at the end of the road. The end has arrived.

A member here, Major, posted a link to the US Department of Labor. There's an office near me and I can go down there next week. I also contacted a lawyer a while back who said he's never heard anything like this. Said it will likely settle the day he files. That's not really important, but it is an egregious case, that much can't be denied.

Friday is my last day. I'm going to be unemployed, likely for quite some time, meaning no income other than what I can get from a lawsuit. So my question is, what's my next move?

1. Say nothing to my employer on Friday, right? I'm thinking along the lines...ME: "I want to give you a chance to consider (a law suit) before you make your decision."
2. Go straight to the attorney? I just Googled attorneys. Is there a specific someone, organization, or union I should contact?
3. Go to DOL first?
4. Do both 2 & 3?

What you say? and thanks in advance

Posted by WhaTHellsgoingonhere | Wed Apr 15, 2015, 09:54 PM (51 replies)

Emerging Democratic majority may never happen

My guess is that Mexican-Americans, a major Latino group, will vote more like Irish- and Italian-Americans than African-Americans. Moreover, as in the case of European-American ethnics, the ethnicity of Mexican-Americans, outside of heavily immigrant enclaves, may become attenuated pretty quickly.

<snip>

One result of Latino assimilation may be the collapse of the very idea of a “nonwhite majority” except as a meaningless statistical category. Already a majority of Latinos identify themselves as “white” when given the option on census forms. As I argued in a 1996 New York Times Magazine essay, “The Beige and the Black,” because of the depth of anti-black racism in the U.S., America’s informal racial caste consciousness has always been binary—not whites vs. nonwhites, but blacks vs. non-blacks. The “white” category has been an elastic one that has expanded to incorporate successive non-black immigrant groups—first European “ethnics” and in the future, perhaps, Latinos and Asian-Americans.

http://www.salon.com/2015/02/17/doomed_by_the_south_why_the_emerging_democratic_majority_may_never_happen/
Posted by WhaTHellsgoingonhere | Thu Feb 26, 2015, 01:12 AM (1 replies)

But more Hispanics are identifying themselves "white"

The researchers found that 2.5 million Americans of Hispanic origin, or approximately 7 percent of the 35 million Americans of Hispanic origin in 2000, changed their race from “some other race” in 2000 to “white” in 2010. An additional 1.3 million people switched in the other direction. A noteworthy but unspecified share of the change came from children who weren’t old enough to fill out a form in 2000, but chose for themselves in 2010.

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The data also call into question whether America is destined to become a so-called minority-majority nation, where whites represent a minority of the nation’s population. Those projections assume that Hispanics aren’t white, but if Hispanics ultimately identify as white Americans, then whites will remain the majority for the foreseeable future.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/22/upshot/more-hispanics-declaring-themselves-white.html?_r=0&abt=0002&abg=1
Posted by WhaTHellsgoingonhere | Wed Feb 25, 2015, 10:59 PM (1 replies)

I crossed that bridge a number of weeks ago...

She's waaaaaaayyyy too ahead of her time.

She's right where she's supposed to be. Doesn't have to pander to the right while being better able to inspire Main Street than a compromised Clinton.

Keep it up, Senator! You da bomb!
Posted by WhaTHellsgoingonhere | Tue Feb 17, 2015, 09:48 PM (0 replies)

Should call you EPIC_FAIL_ART. No Conflation Zone

There's never been a Gen-Xer in any leadership capacity, dude.

Representative Baby Boomer (check)

Senator Baby Boomer (check check)

Secretary of State Baby Boomer (check check check)

President Baby Boomer (checks across the board)


Your fucking economy. Your fucking wars. Your fucking climate.
Posted by WhaTHellsgoingonhere | Tue Feb 17, 2015, 08:26 PM (1 replies)

What's the military's role in all of this?

Bill O'Reilly lies about having served in the military, BushCo was nothing but liars and chicken hawks.

The military is complicit.

Why is that???
Posted by WhaTHellsgoingonhere | Thu Feb 12, 2015, 07:54 PM (0 replies)

I'm wooed!

Thanks!
Posted by WhaTHellsgoingonhere | Tue Feb 10, 2015, 09:36 PM (0 replies)

Distinct cultures with distinct histories, interpretations of the constitution...

sets of scientists and facts, educational systems...

Indeed, at least 2 countries.

Posted by WhaTHellsgoingonhere | Tue Feb 3, 2015, 09:13 AM (0 replies)

sure is! the only. ..

...reason people don't is that he has a D next to his name. If he had an R next to his name, DU would be buzzing with truth seekers like it was during the BushCo years. It's simply beyond the pale what a single letter does to some people's brain.
Posted by WhaTHellsgoingonhere | Tue Jan 27, 2015, 05:04 PM (1 replies)

There are 2 camps of thought

And if there aren't, I'm saying there are now.

1. Polls show that young people are finding race and sexual orientation less important than than previous generations. Those are really old people's problems.

2. The Internet is fueling a raging inferno within a certain sect of the population. Although it will increase recruits, it's probably not going to grow too broadly, but it will burn with greater intensity than before.

We're moving increasingly and quickly to two distinct cultures with distinct histories, sets of historians and scientists, constitutions, and religions.

Don't tell me it's always been that way. I know. But Conservatives are masters of the systematic, methodical, long game. They discouraged, disenfranchised, jerry-rigged and wrapped up the country and put a bow on it. They don't need the presidency: (1) the status quo suits them just fine, and (2) they've had 2 Democratic presidents carry their water, anyway, with a 3rd waiting in the wings in Hillary.

I hope I live to see the day we split up into the 2 distinct cultures we are.
Posted by WhaTHellsgoingonhere | Tue Jan 27, 2015, 11:51 AM (0 replies)
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