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Former Woodberry Kitchen Employees Sue Restaurant for Unpaid Wages

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Woodberry Kitchen is a restaurant that’s beloved by critics and diners… but not, it seems, by all its employees. As the Baltimore Sun reports, two former employees are suing the restaurant for unpaid wages, claiming that Woodberry’s policies violates the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Maryland Wage and Hour Law.

Women’s Wages in Maryland Are Doing Pretty Well, Except for This One Thing…

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While Maryland’s white and African American women still don’t earn as much as their male counterparts, at least the wage gap is less than it is elsewhere, according to the new State of Women in America report. That’s the good news.

Women in Maryland make $.85 for every $1 a white man makes, which is tied with Nevada and Vermont for the nation’s #1 spot. Sure, that’s not perfect — but it’s certainly better than it used to be. Things are a little tougher for African American women, who made $.70 on the dollar — but tat’s still one of the highest rates in the country. (Fun fact:  the only demographic group in which women out-earn white men is African American women in Montana. They make $1.17 for every $1 a white man makes. No clue why.) But the news isn’t all good…

Didn’t Get a Raise So Far This Year? Blame Baltimore (Not Really)

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“But wait,” you may be saying. “How can I blame the city for not paying me more if I’m not even a city employee?” Well, while the economy is still stalling out and wages are stagnant in many places, that’s not true everywhere. In Boston, for example, wages grew nearly 2 percent between the first and second quarters of 2012. But, according to data recently released by PayScale, not all metro areas are created equal. And we’re sad to say that this is one area in which Baltimore is merely average. (But at least we’re outperforming D.C. and Philly.)

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