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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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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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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

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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

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Payroll Fraud Prevention Act Introduced in Congress to Prevent Employer Misclassification of Employees

A new bill has been introduced in Congress in an effort to prevent employers form misclassifying employees and paying them improperly. The bill is called the Payroll Fraud Prevention Act, and it would expand the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). It’s … 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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