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FINAL FEDERAL OVERTIME RULES

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On September 24, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor finalized its Rule increasing the salary threshold for the Fair Labor Standards Act’s exemptions for executive, administrative and professional workers (“EAP”). The new Rule will automatically extend overtime pay protections to over 1.3 million workers within the first year of implementation. The key provisions are:… Read More »

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DOL Adjusts Penalties for Overtime Violations

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The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently increased the civil penalties for violating federal overtime and minimum wage laws, For this reason, it is important going forward for employers to review their pay practices to ensure that they are in compliance with the new rules. If you have questions about how these changes could… Read More »

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Federal Government Recovers $14.3 Million for Hurricane Recovery Workers

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Since the summer of 2017, the Department of Labor (DOL) has recovered more than $14.3 million in unpaid wages for 7,761 people who were employed as hurricane recovery workers following hurricanes Irma and Maria. In addition to non-payment of wages, a number of employers were also found to have committed other labor law violations… Read More »

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Georgia Department of Corrections Ordered to Provide Officers with Back Pay

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Late last month, after conducting an in-depth investigation into the payment practices of more than 40 Department of Corrections facilities in Georgia, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division ordered the Department to pay nearly $429,005 in back wages to 1,257 employees. According to the DOL, the Georgia Department of Corrections had… Read More »

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Report Finds Wage Theft on the Rise in California

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According to a recent study published by the Corporate Research Project, “wage theft” is on the rise across the country, with California topping the list. In fact, of the more than 500 American-based companies that have paid out nearly $9 billion in wage-theft claims in the last 20 years, nearly half are from California…. Read More »

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Utah Drywall Company Ordered to Pay Back Wages to 267 Employees

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A drywall company located in Spanish Fork, Utah was recently sanctioned for failing to pay employees a fair wage and ordered to pay $550,000 by the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah in back wages to 267 employees, in addition to $100,000 in civil penalties. The labor violations in this case, which… Read More »

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Taco Bell Employees Sue for Unpaid Overtime

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Last week, more than 500 current and former Taco Bell employees filed a collective action lawsuit alleging that their franchise owner illegally failed to pay them overtime. The plaintiffs all worked for one of 75 Taco Bell establishments located in Michigan and claim that their employer capped their paychecks at 40 hours per week… Read More »

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Panera Employees File Claim Alleging Failure to Pay Overtime Wages

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A number of Panera employees in Washington D.C. and Alabama recently filed a class action lawsuit against the restaurant, claiming that they were not paid overtime wages. All of the employees worked as assistant managers and according to the complaint, were unlawfully classified as exempt workers and so were denied the overtime pay and… Read More »

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Third Circuit Court Holds That Employees Must be Paid for Short Rest Breaks

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Last week, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals issued an important decision regarding the Fair Labor Standards Act and employee rest breaks. Ultimately, the court determined that employers are required to compensate workers for breaks, however, this is only true for certain types of rest breaks, so if you have questions about whether your… Read More »

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Investigation Reveals Widespread Labor Violations in Trucking Industry

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Last month, Costco announced that it would no longer be doing business with a California trucking company that had been accused of forcing its drivers to work overtime without pay. The decision is only one example of the actions being taken by many well-known name brands in response to a USA Today Network investigation… Read More »

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