Tag Archives: minimum wage


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

Posted in Fair Labor Standards Act, FLSA, Overtime, tip pools, tips, Wage Theft, Wages | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Fair Labor Standards Act, FLSA, Overtime, U.S. Department of Labor, Wage Theft, Wages | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Fair Labor Standards Act, FLSA, Overtime, Wage Theft, Wages | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in compensation, employee, employer, employer tip pools, Fair Labor Standards Act, FLSA, Minimum Wage, tip Pooling, tip pools, Wage Theft, Wages | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Fair Labor Standards Act, FLSA, Overtime | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Fair Labor Standards Act, FLSA, Overtime, Wage Theft, Wages | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

KAG West Agrees to Pay $14 Million to Truck Drivers for Overtime Violations

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, an employee is entitled to be paid overtime for all hours worked in a week in excess of 40.  If your employer has you work, off the clock, in excess of 40 hours per … Continue reading

Posted in Fair Labor Standards Act, Overtime, Wage Theft, Wages | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Groupon Sued by Sales Reps for Unpaid Overtime

As many of you may know, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), requires employers to pay employees overtime for all hours worked over 40 in a given week.  There are exemptions to this requirement, for instance if you are a … Continue reading

Posted in Commissions, Fair Labor Standards Act, Overtime | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Overtime, tip Pooling, Wage Theft, Wages | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Judge Rules Exotic Dancers Are Employees and Entitled to Minimum Wage Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

As many of you may know from my prior blog postings, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) provides that each employee is entitled to be paid minimum wage for each hour worked up to forty in a given week and … Continue reading

Posted in Fair Labor Standards Act, Minimum Wage, Overtime | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment