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Cartoon Woman Asking if She Needs a Wage and Hour Lawyer

Should I Hire a Lawyer for a Wage and Hour Violation?

If you believe your employer is not paying you fairly, whether by not paying you minimum wage, not paying you for all the hours you worked, or not paying you overtime, you may have a claim for a wage and hour violation under the Federal Labor Standa… Read More
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Newspaper with the headline Changes in legislation

Working Families Flexibility Act: Pending Legislation That Could Change Overtime Options

Recently, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill, H.R. 1108, entitled “The Working Families Flexibility Act.” The bill is now in the Senate, awaiting action by the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. The legislation woul… Read More
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Class Action

Ninth Circuit Court Finds Class Action Waivers Unenforceable

On September 6, 2016, in Morris v. Ernst & Young, LLP, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals joined the Seventh Circuit and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in finding that employers violate the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) when, as a co… Read More
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Salary and Overtime

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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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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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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McDonald’s Case Represents Important Labor Law Test

A recent series of seven lawsuits have been filed by workers of McDonald’s who are claiming wage theft by their employer. The suits represent an important departure from most wage theft cases in the fast food industry in that they are attempting to… Read More
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National Restaurant Chain Named In Labor Law Case

A major national restaurant chain was recently named in a class action suit for underpaying workers who rely on tips. The lawsuit claims that TGI Friday’s forced workers to begin working well before customers arrived and work after they’d left, w… Read More
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Supreme Court To Hear Important Amazon Wage Theft Case

An important case regarding unpaid time that workers spend going in and out of security while going to jobs at Amazon warehouses has been picked up by the U.S. Supreme Court. The case was last heard in the Ninth Circuit where the justices came down o… Read More
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Overtime Pay Poised For Expansion

In another indication that the Obama administration is unwilling to be stymied by Congressional Republicans, President Obama announced recently that he would ask the Department of Labor to issue new rules regarding overtime pay. The goal of the new m… Read More
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