Contract Attorneys Cry Foul On Poor Working Conditions
June 1, 2015
After working as a contract lawyer in environments where talking was forbidden, bathroom breaks were limited, and some kinds of foods were banned, Valeria Gheorghiu formed United Contract Attorneys to raise awareness of how firms treat temporary lawyers. Meanwhile, another contract attorney has sued Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and a legal staffing agency, claiming he deserved overtime pay for extra hours he worked on a document-review assignment in North Carolina. He maintains the document sorting and culling he did was too mundane to be called “legal work,” and therefore he qualified for overtime.
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