Arpad Miklos (who committed suicide in February) is just one of the rash of porn stars who've succumbed in the last horrifying year.
Sean Van Sant from rentboy.com has some ideas.
"I think all of these deaths are very different," he wrote to me, "so I do not want to generalize. I think sex workers ... More >>
Picking up press credentials at the Charlotte Convention Center yesterday, it was clear from the mob of journalists swarming the scene -- organizers estimate 15,000 -- that the scripted spectacle playing out inside the Democratic National Convention will be exhaustively covered.
But there's plenty ... More >>
If you're an illegal immigrant working in New York, you've got a friend in a pretty high place: the New York Attorney General's Office.Attorney General Eric Schneiderman penned an op-ed yesterday, in which he vows to "never ask your immigration status, or share immigration information with federa ... More >>
New York's beleaguered actors waiters can celebrate today: Governor Paterson just signed into law new penalties for employers who bilk their workers out of fair wages and overtime pay. The law, which takes effect in April, hopes to curtail some of the problems that are "rampant" in service indu ... More >>
Alfred EisenstaedtThe number of lawsuits that seem to emerge from the restaurant world on an almost-weekly basis no doubt keep plenty of lawyers busy, but one has somehow found the time to create Waiter Pay, a Web site that both raises awareness of New York labor laws and violations and serve ... More >>
Today, the New York Post covers a bunch of people who are doing that thing everyone does when they feel slighted by society and suing! Suing who? Suing their bosses! Suing their bosses for what? For making them be on their cell phones all the time!
RadarOnline has reported that former Citibanker Debrahlee Lorenzana has had a change of heart with regard to her legal consult Jack Tuckner, who arranged for all of those original office photos and stood behind her before the media shitstorm began. She's now hired Gloria Allred -- defender of ... More >>
Marcin Wichary/flickr The federal minimum wage increases to $7.25 today. And that's good news, unless you happen to be a bartender or waiter. According to a report released by the National Employment Law Project, the wage for tipped employees will remain a measly $2.13 per hour. That rate, the ... More >>
Liberty Apparel subcontracted its garment-building labor, done pretty much exclusively by Chinese-Americans at very low wages, to small companies of the fly-by-night sort; when the subcontractors folded, as unfortunately happens often in that business, Liberty could claim that the wages lost by empl ... More >>