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Real Tips for Tipped Employees

“Tipped employees,” such as restaurant servers and bartenders, are often paid a minimum wage of only $2.13 by their employer. The federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour, but allows for a “tip credit” of up to $5.12 an hour for… Read More
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Time Clock Rounding: Is it Legal?

With the advent of electronic time clocks, employers have been able to track the hours employees work with greater accuracy and efficiency. However, the use of electronic time clocks and computers have also made it easier than ever for employers to m… Read More
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Health Care Overtime, "8 and 80 Rule"

Hospitals, nursing homes and other health care providers often do not pay employees overtime under the “8 and 80” rule that can apply to health care employees. Some health care employers, however, apply the “8 and 80” when it… Read More
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Workplace Retaliation Protections Extended by Supreme Court

A unanimous Supreme Court ruling was handed down yesterday. Employers can be sued if they retaliate against a relative or close associate of a worker who filed a discrimination claim. Retaliation is when employers punish a worker for complaining abou… Read More
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Pay Practices for Health Care Workers Under Investigation

Investigations of pay practices in the health care industry are ongoing across the nation. Many lawsuits have hit hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care providers concerning unlawful pay practices. Most of those lawsuits involve automatic pa… Read More
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New Overtime Rights--"Driving" Under the Radar of Overtime Rights

While you are driving over the next few days, take note of how many people are driving vans and small trucks as service vehicles for their employer. At times, one in every four or five vehicles you see will be a company-marked service vehicle. The dr… Read More
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Categories: Overtime

US Supreme Court to Review Wal-Mart Class Action

The United States Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether the largest employment lawsuit in United States history should proceed as a class action against the world’s largest retailer. The lawsuit was brought by Betty Dukes, a store greeter… Read More
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Categories: Discrimination

9th Circuit Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of Plaintiffs

Chinese Daily News (CDN), a California-based Chinese-language newspaper has lost its appeal in front of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. The Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court’s rulings, and found that CDN had violated federal and state… Read More
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Categories: Overtime

Arizona Grower Fined 50k for Child Labor Violations

The United States Department of Labor has fined Nickerson Farms $48,000.00 for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act child labor laws. DOL Investigators investigated the grower and determined that Nickerson Farms employed six children between Ju… Read More
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Kansas Labor Secretary and Other Legislators Discuss Misclassification, Wage Theft, and Independent Contractors

Jim Garner, Kansas Labor Secretary, spoke to a group in Wichita this past weekend regarding Kansas wage theft and wages that were wrongfully withheld from Kansas workers. Along with Garner, there were several federal and state labor officials as well… Read More
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