LOS ANGELES, April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- As America's wage crisis intensifies, Attorney Carney Shegerian of Shegerian & Associates, a California-based employment rights firm, recently commented on the unfolding developments in the New York attorney general office's investigation of 13 major retail stores including the Gap and Target.
"This is a very important investigation," said Shegerian. "The New York office of attorney general appears to be concerned that the hourly wage practices of these particular stores, which happen to be major retailers like Sears, Target, and Gap, stores we are all very familiar with, are possibly in violation of state fair wage laws."
"It's important that wage workers are well aware that they have rights at both the state and federal level that are specifically in place to ensure that the companies they work for are not allowed to take advantage of the labor and time they offer as assets to their employers," Shegerian went on to say.
"It's good to know, especially from an employment rights perspective, that the New York attorney general office is willing to use its authority to take a closer look at employer practices that could place wage workers at an unfair disadvantage."
Mr. Shegerian is founder of Shegerian & Associates and winner of the 2013 Trial Attorney of the Year Award from the Consumer Attorney Association of Los Angeles. His prominent employment rights firm has attained a consistent track record of successful jury trials, with a large number of verdicts totaling millions. The firm has an over 95% success rate and remains an exemplary leader in resolving employment discrimination issues.
Located in Los Angeles County, Shegerian & Associates is a law firm specializing in protecting the rights of employees who have been wronged by their employers. Shegerian & Associates is dedicated to serving the needs of its clients, and has won over 69 jury trials, including 28 seven- and eight-figure verdicts. For more information, visit www.ShegerianLaw.com or www.GotFired.com.
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