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New Overtime Rules for Salaried Employees Earning Less than $47,476 Per Year

On May 18, 2016, the Department of Labor announced much-anticipated changes to exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations governing “white collar” workers. Read More
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Wal-Mart Ordered to Rehire Striking Workers

In a significant win for employees attempting to unionize, a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) judge recently ordered WalMart to reinstate 16 workers who were dismissed by the corporation while participating in a strike in 2013, according to a Ja… Read More
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Arbitration and Americans' Access to the Court System

Most often, individuals throughout the United States have access to a court of law if they wish to solve a matter of justice. To be sure, those who have sustained injuries in car accidents can seek compensation through civil litigation; as can those… Read More
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Workers’ Compensation Retaliation – Templemire v. W&M Welding, Inc.

The workers’ compensation system is meant to provide financial assistance for injured workers without the possibility of employer retaliation. Specifically, workers who are injured at work have the right to file a claim for compensation without fea… Read More
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Proposed Change May Send More Workers Home with Overtime Pay

Millions of previously exempt workers may soon be eligible to receive overtime pay under a plan proposed by the Obama administration, according to a report in CNN Money. The White House is set to announce the proposal in the coming months of the year… Read More
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Playing with “Waffle House” Money Owed to Tipped Employees

So you are (or were, within the last two years) a server at a Waffle House. Waffle House, or one its franchisees, pays you about $3.00 an hour. You also receive tips. Your boss tells you to report when your wages plus tips, taken together, fall short… Read More
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Legal Tips for Tipped Employees

Under a federal statute known as the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour. Under certain circumstances, the FLSA allows an employer to take a “tip credit” of up to $5.12 an hour for a “tipped employee.” I… Read More
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Wage Theft Costs Workers Estimated $50 Billion Each Year

As the New York Times recently covered, the issue of wage theft is one that has become increasingly prominent. Companies have found themselves forced to fork over thousands of dollars to repay workers for time that was effectively stolen from them an… Read More
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Experts Say Wage Theft Claims Boom Across The Country

According to a recent article in the New York Times, the numbers of wage theft cases are rising dramatically across the country. The reasons appear complicated and are in dispute, but the result is clear: the amount of money recovered for workers has… Read More
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Employee Misclassification Receives Increased Attention

The issue of employee misclassification has been in the news a lot in the past few weeks and may hang around for a while longer given the importance of a recent case decided by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. That case involved a suit by more tha… Read More
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