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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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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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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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AT&T Overtime Wages Lawsuit

Unpaid overtime wages is a common problem, and a class action lawsuit recently filed against AT&T in California shows how pervasive it can be. The lawsuit accuses the telecom giant of failing to pay overtime to training specialists. Those employees say they often worked long hours and weekends but did not get their overtime pay […]

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Dealing with a Deceptive Employer

For most of us, we spend more waking hours at work than anywhere else. That makes it extremely difficult when dealing with someone unethical on the job. But what do you do when that someone pays your paycheck? Common Types of Workplace Deception To better understand your options, it’s important to categorize the nature of […]

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What is Workplace Discrimination and How to Fight Back

Florida is an at-will state and employees may be fired at any time with little to no cause. However, workplace discrimination is not included in at-will terminations. If you’ve been a victim of workplace discrimination, you can – and should – fight back. What is Workplace Discrimination? Workplace discrimination includes any “adverse employment action” (including […]

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