The popular restaurant, Harpoon Hanna's, located just across the Delaware line next to Ocean City, Maryland, has been sued for failure to pay proper wages to a tipped employee. Within the last year, a number of popular Ocean City restaurants have been sued by employees for failure to pay proper wages, including the failure to pay time-and-a-half for overtime.
"AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION IS WORTH A POUND OF CURE."
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal discrimination laws.The laws apply to any employers with at least 15 employees. Before an individual may bring a discrimination suit against their employer, they are required to file an EEOC complaint.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued a resounding "no" upholding a decision in favor of an employer. The employer denied an employee's request for an additional 2-3 months off when his FMLA expired. The Seventh Circuit's decision went so far as to stress that the "ADA is an antidiscrimination statute, not a medical-leave entitlement." (Emphasis added.)