Category: Payment Disputes

  • Halliburton must pay back Millions in Unpaid Overtime Wages

    Halliburton must pay back Millions in Unpaid Overtime Wages

    Oilfield and Fracking Giant Agrees to Pay Unpaid Overtime Wages In September, the U. S. Department of Labor made an announcement on the case of Halliburton, the oilfield and fracking corporation, and missing unpaid overtime wages. Halliburton was ordered to pay back a total of 18 million dollars in unpaid overtime, and the company agreed.…

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  • Florida Employers May Soon Lose Access to Employee Social Media Profiles

    Florida Employers May Soon Lose Access to Employee Social Media Profiles

    New Florida Bill May Restrict Employer Access to Social Media Are your social media profiles private? Can an employer or potential employer request to see your social media accounts? Currently there are employers who base hiring decisions, promotions, and even consideration for firing based on a candidate’s social media footprint. This may all change soon…

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  • “Ban the Box” Law in Oregon Removes Criminal History from Employment Applications

    “Ban the Box” Law in Oregon Removes Criminal History from Employment Applications

    Oregon is a progressive state in a lot of ways, but this legislative season it’s been a hotbed of activity for employment rights. On January 1, 2016 the “Ban the Box” law goes into effect, and it just might change the way employers hire. What is “Ban the Box”? Currently, most employment applications have a…

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  • Do You Qualify for Unpaid Overtime?

    Do You Qualify for Unpaid Overtime?

    One of the most common employment law cases today involves claims against employers who owe employees unpaid overtime wages. It happens in many different industries from retail to construction and education to healthcare. Workers across the United States are protected by a federal law that guarantees overtime pay. This law is The Fair Labor Standards…

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  • Over 1000 Workers in NYC are Owed Back Wages

    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]

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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