No surprise, it’s not inflation: Big Chicken ordered to pay $181 million for fixing prices

The 2021 holiday season has not been a happy time for Big Chicken. Just in time for Christmas, Judge Thomas M. Durkin approved agreements resolving “indirect purchaser” claims in the U.S. Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The result - a $181 million class action settlement that includes a $99 million agreement with Tyson, … Continue reading No surprise, it’s not inflation: Big Chicken ordered to pay $181 million for fixing prices

Worker earns $12,320 more than “boss”, despite same hours. Let’s end employers’ abuse of “management” exemption.

The threshold to qualify for overtime pay, now $23,660, is expected to rise to $50,440 a year if new regulations are adopted by the Barack Obama administration. Until now, companies were allowed to call you a manager, pay you $26,000 and require you to work, say, 58 hours a week - no extra pay for … Continue reading Worker earns $12,320 more than “boss”, despite same hours. Let’s end employers’ abuse of “management” exemption.