According to a report released on Oct. 7, 90 percent of all female workers who receive tips reported that they had been sexually harassed. The report was overseen by Restaurant Opportunities Center United, a group that says it is time to end the sub-minimum wage for restaurant workers. Currently, only seven states require tipped workers to be paid the same as workers who do not receive tips.
The U.S. Department of Justice recently reached a settlement with All Battery Sales and Service of Everett, Washington, to resolve a lawsuit filed by Curtis Kirk, a U.S. Army reservist. The lawsuit alleged that All Battery failed to properly rehire Mr. Kirk after he finished his tour during Operation Iraqi Freedom and then demoted and ultimately fired him without just cause.