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Over 1000 Workers in NYC are Owed Back Wages

Millions of Dollars Owed to New York City Contractors New York City officials are trying to locate 1,056 workers who are owed back wages from settlements with private contractors. These workers not paid all wages due, and are owed a total of $3.7 million, according to the city comptroller’s office. Where Did the Money Come […]

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Common FLSA Violations & Cases [Infographic]

Updated January 23, 2019 More than 143 million American workers are protected by federal law. Has your employer committed an FLSA violation? Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, your case may be protected from these common violations of employee rights. What are some common FLSA Violations? There are many types of employment law cases that […]

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Beware of Worker Misclassification with Subcontractors

Have you been incorrectly classified as a contractor? If you work in the construction industry for subcontractors either by taking on jobs when they need you or working full-time, beware of how they classify you. The job title they assign you could mean less money in your pocket and if you are misclassified as an […]

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Cheerleaders gaining more employment law protections

A bill is on its way to the California governor’s desk that would classify football and basketball cheerleaders as employees and require their teams to pay them at least minimum wage. The bill would also require overtime pay and sick leave for professional cheerleaders in California. The bill was pitched by a former college cheerleader […]

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6 Simple Rules for Determining When You Get Paid for Work Travel

Does your work require you to travel? Time spent traveling for work during normal hours is compensable, according to the Fair Labor Standards Act. But what about time traveling after work or during overnight stays? The following guidelines can help clarify when an employee should be paid for traveling: Time spent traveling from home to […]

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Obama Administration’s New Overtime Rule To Help Low-Paid Managers

President Obama announced this week a new rule that will make millions more workers eligible for overtime pay. Currently, employees who make $23,660 a year ($455 a week) or more do not have to be paid overtime if they are classified as exempt salaried or managerial workers. That covers many fast-food restaurant managers and people […]

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Facebook improves benefits for its contractors

Facebook recently announced improved benefits for its contractors and vendors in the United States, including a $15 minimum wage, a minimum of 15 paid days off for holidays, sick time and vacation — and for workers who don’t get paid parental leave, a $4,000 new child benefit. In a news release, the company’s Chief Operating […]

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5 Ways to Avoid Hurting Your Damage Claims

For the most part, damages in employment lawsuits are awarded by juries. Juries are comprised of people. People have opinions and these opinions influence their decisions when it comes to damage awards. Jury instructions read by a Judge provide parameters parameters and the amount to be awarded may be suggested through evidence of lost wages, […]

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Balancing Work with Treatment a Possibility for Cancer Patients

Often a diagnosis like cancer leads people to quit their jobs to focus on their health. But sometimes, cancer handled more like a chronic illness. According to an article in U.S. News & World Report, there are more than 13 million cancer survivors in the United States. Some deal with lingering medical issues. And while […]

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Cuomo Takes on Wage Theft

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is making waves in nail salons throughout the Empire State by creating a multi-task force to investigate allegations of wage theft and unhealthy working conditions at nail salons. The War Against Unhealthy and Underpaid Working Conditions Nail salons are notorious for the noxious chemicals they use and workers are exposed […]

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