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Nichiha USA Ordered by Department of Labor to Pay for FMLA Violations

The Family Medical Leave Act provides that an employee can’t lose their job, for at least 12 weeks, if they need to take care of serious medical conditions of family members.  An employee is entitled to this benefit so long … 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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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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Olive Garden Required to Pay Overtime Wages for Not Allowing Servers to Clock in At Beginning of Shift

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), you are required to be paid by your employer for all hours worked.  This means you should be “on the clock” for the entire time you are at work and should be getting … Continue reading

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New York Pizzeria Ordered to Pay over 700K in Back Wages-Restaurant Employees Once Against Victims of Wage Theft

As I have blogged on many occasions, the Fair Labor Standards Act or FLSA requires your employer to pay you at least the minimum wage for each hour worked under forty in a given week.  For each hour worked over … Continue reading

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