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Bank Loan Officers Bring Suit for Unpaid Overtime-Claims Should Not Have Been Paid Commission Only

We have blogged before about the requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act and some of its exemptions.  For years, many banks have been trying to avoid paying overtime to loan officers, paying them on a commissions only basis and … Continue reading

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La Campina Mexican Grill Fined by U.S. Department of Labor

Restaurants continue to be the most flagrant violators of wage and hour laws as evidenced by this most recent action brought by the Department of Labor against two mexican restaurants. Atlas Inc., doing business as two La Campina Mexican Grill … Continue reading

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Hilton Forced to Pay $715,507 in Minimum Wages and Overtime for Call Center Workers

Under Federal and state law, not only are you entitled to be paid minimum wage and overtime, but you are required to be paid for work performed prior to the start of your shift and for hour worked even if … Continue reading

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MTV Sued For Violations of Sexual Harassment and Overtime Laws on Hills Show

The MTV show the Hills is no stranger to being sexually provocative, but sexual harassment on the set?  Well that is what is alleged in a new lawsuit filed against MTV. Eliza Sproul, a fomer field clearance coordinator and production … Continue reading

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Espresso by Bikini Servers-Baristas Coffee Sued by Department of Labor for Overtime VIolations

Under Federal law and most state laws, if you work for an employer you are legally entitled to be paid minimum wage and be paid overtime wages for each hour worked over forty in a week.  A Seattle based Coffee … Continue reading

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Wage Theft-Restaurant Fined over $500,000 for Unpaid Overtime and Failure to Pay Minimum Wage

Restaurant owners continue to be at the forefront of violating overtime laws.  In previous blog postings we have seen unpaid overtime, making employees work off the clock, improper tip pools, forcing the return of paychecks and now, the failure to … Continue reading

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Florida DCF Found to Have Violated Overtime Laws by Department of Labor

Apparently, its not only private employers in Florida that don’t comply with overtime requirements, the State of Florida has also now been found to be guilty of such violations.  Nice work Rick Scott, keep up your excellent leadership! For the … Continue reading

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Florida Restaurant Sued by Department of Labor For Forcing Return of Employee Paychecks

I have blogged on many occasions that employees are entitled to recover overtime for all hours worked over 40.  I have also frequently blogged about the frequent practice of employers improperly classifying employees as independent contractors.  However, this is a … Continue reading

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Outback Steakhouse Settles Claims for Unlawful Tip Pooling

Most of you probably know that employees are entitled be paid overtime for each hour worked over 40 in a given week assuming you are not exempt.  However, did you know that if you work in a restaurant or other … Continue reading

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What You Should Know About Recent Changes to Florida Unemployment Laws

Many of you may be aware that the Florida Legislature and Governor Rick Scott have made some major changes to Florida Unemployment of which you should be aware.  Some of the revisions, effective August 1, 2011 are set forth as … Continue reading

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