November users in Veteran Day where we pay our respect to those who have served. While honoring those who have served, it is also important to protect the rights of those who currently serve. Members of the United States Uniformed Services, are entitled to special workplace protections under federal law. USERRA provides protections to members of the Uniformed Services who must leave their civilian employment for a period of time due to activation of military service. USERRA distinguishes military leave from other types of personal leave and thus military leave is governed under federal standards rather than employer based policies. Workplace Fairness provides easy to read information on protections and leave law for our military service workers in our Military Leave section.

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Protecting Employees Tips Act

Workplace Fairness joins workers' rights organizations in supporting the Protecting Employees Tips Act.

The Tip Income Protection Act would amend a section of the Fair Labor Standards Act by adding, "or keeping any portion of employees’ tips to cover the cost of any fee established, charged, or received by a payment card network for the purpose of compensating an issuer for its involvement in a transaction in which a person uses a debit card or credit card (as the terms debit card, credit card, issuer, and payment card network are defined in section 921(c) of the Electronic Fund Transfer."

The Protecting Employees Tips Act prohibits an employer from keeping any portion of the tips paid to its employees to cover credit or debit card transaction fees charged by a card issuer. -- Representative Sylvia R. Garcia

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Lindsey Hunger v. Walmart Inc.

The Department of Justice filed a complaint today in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado on behalf of Naval Petty Officer Third Class Lindsey Hunger against Walmart Inc. The complaint alleges that Walmart violated the law when it declined to hire Hunger due to her upcoming naval reserve duties.

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In the News

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