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The working lunch

Workers are often forced to perform a substantial amount of work during unpaid "lunch" breaks. For example, health care workers are often told that they have to stay on site during the meal break that…

Arkansas Supreme Court finds that donning and doffing activities are work

On May 26, 2016, the Arkansas Supreme Court affirmed the Sebastian County Circuit Court’s order granting summary judgment in favor of Plaintiffs. This is the first opinion interpreting the provisions…

Oilfield Employees and Overtime

Oilfield drilling and fracking companies regularly cheat employees out of wages. Employees like Fluid Engineers, Chemical Engineers, Equipment Operators, Service Supervisors, Field Hands, Coil Tube Operators,…

Managers Get Trial on FLSA Misclassification Claims

The Fair Labor Standards Act is the federal law governing wage payments. The FLSA guarantees minimum wage and overtime protections to most, but not all, workers in the United States. One of the most common…

Armored Car Drivers May Be Entitled to Overtime

The Fair Labor Standards Act is the federal law governing wage payments. The FLSA guarantees minimum wage and overtime protections to most, but not all, workers in the United States. Congress created…

HOME HEALTH COMPANIES FREQUENTLY PAY NURSES ON A PER VISIT BASIS AND DO NOT PAY FOR NON-VISIT WORK

Many home health companies classify their registered nurses (“RNs”), physical therapists (“PTs”), occupational therapists (“OTs”), and speech language pathologists (“SLPs”) as professionals exempt from…

ILLEGAL TIP POOLING

Restaurants regularly cheat tipped employees out of wages. In an effort to control labor costs, restaurants sometimes shave overtime hours or require employees to work off the clock. One of the more frequent…

Common Lies The Boss Uses To Steal Your Pay and Overtime

Common Lies The Boss Uses To Steal Your Pay and Overtime   Most workers are owed overtime for all hours worked over 40 in one week. Unless your boss can prove an exemption, you must be paid time…

“Are you being cheated out of your pay?”

Many companies fail to properly pay employees as required by law. One recent study by UCLA estimated that more than one quarter of all low-wage employees are not paid the full minimum wage.[i]…

Workers Being Cheated

We consistently see employees being paid and treated unfairly. Here are some things to look out for:Doffing and donning cases (not properly accounting for time putting on safety gear to perform the job)Not…