The Ongoing Debate over the Department of Labor’s Overtime Rule

Last year, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) proposed changes to the minimum salary requirements (an increase in the minimum threshold from $455 to $913 a week) which would have resulted in some salaried workers becoming eligible for overtime who had not been previously eligible because they earned a salary over $455 per week. Rather […]

5 Exemptions You Need to Know About FLSA

5 FLSA Exemptions You Need to Know About

Last May, the Department of Labor issued a Final Rule which made significant changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act, including changes which would result in overtime pay for many employees who were not previously eligible for overtime pay. The changes were supposed to go into effect December 1, 2016. The Department of Labor gave […]

What You Need to Know About the Overtime Rule Injunction

What You Need to Know About the Overtime Rule Injunction

Recently, a federal judge ordered an injunction to halt the implementation of the new regulations on overtime. This could mean changes for you and your employer. On November 22, 2016, Judge Amos L. Mazzant of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas ordered a nationwide injunction that temporarily halted the implementation of […]

Unpaid Overtime in Tampa

How to File an FLSA Unpaid Overtime Claim in Tampa

Cases of unpaid wages will very likely rise later this year, after a recent Department of Labor (DOL) rule changed the minimum requirements for overtime exemption. Florida employees — brace yourselves for changes which may mean that you are entitled to overtime pay even if you were previously exempt from the overtime provisions of the […]

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Millions of Americans Now Eligible for Overtime Pay

More hours worked greater economic reward right? The latest action by the Department of Labor (DOL) says, yes, as eligibility for overtime pay is expanding to include millions of U.S. workers who were previously “exempt” from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. This rule will now make more Americans eligible for overtime […]

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Former Caretaker Files Unpaid Wage Claim Against Betty White

Betty White has always been a classy actress with an untarnished reputation, until now. She’s is a “Golden Girl”, after all. But wage and hour violations do not play favorites or discriminate. At 94 years old, Betty White is being sued by her former caretaker over a wage and hour dispute. Anita Maynard, White’s caretaker, […]

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Employee Misclassification, Overtime Exemption and the Future of FLSA Cases in 2016

Top FLSA Cases and Employment Law Updates to Watch in 2016 The year 2015 was ground-breaking for the Fair Labor Standards Act — the federal law that governs, among other things, minimum wage and overtime — and employment law in general. Employee misclassification and overtime exemptions are just two of the topics that promise to […]

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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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“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? [Infographic]

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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