Minimum Wage

A minimum wage is the lowest hourly, daily or monthly remuneration that employers may legally pay to workers. Equivalently, it is the lowest wage at which workers may sell their labor. Although minimum wage laws are in effect in many jurisdictions, differences of opinion exist about the benefits and drawbacks of a minimum wage. Supporters of the minimum wage say it increases the standard of living of workers, reduces poverty, reduces inequality, boosts morale and forces businesses to be more efficient. In contrast, opponents of the minimum wage say it increases poverty, increases unemployment (particularly among low productivity workers) and is damaging to businesses.
Posts about Minimum Wage
  • First Loan Officers, Now PNC Asst. Managers Win FLSA Suit

    … a tie! FLSA and Wage Theft Claims Employers that refuse to pay minimum wage or overtime wages are guilty of wage theft. Under the FLSA, workers are entitled to double back pay and legal fees. They are also protected against retaliation. Some of the most egregious overtime violations occur in the financial services industry. If you think you may…

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  • PNC Pays Mortgage Loan Officers $16M – Overtime Lawsuit

    … workers salary doesn’t make them automatically exempt from overtime. Breaking into the mortgage business isn’t easy. For most, success means long hours. It’s hard to work 9 to 5 when your prospective clients need to drop off paperwork after hours or can only meet on weekends. PNC knew, or certainly should have known, that their mortgage bankers were…

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  • Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks New Overtime Rules

    … a subtler impact that this decision will have on individual states, including Maine. As you know, employers must comply with both state and federal minimum wage and overtime laws. While the court decision means that the federal law will not be changing right now, Maine voters did approve changes to the state minimum wage law through a ballot…

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  • A Requiem for Private Prisons and a Last Call too.

    … that is done, the professionals can take over and prosecute the case. For a corrections officer making just over minimum wage, taking on a corporate giant sounds formidable. If you have the right lawyer, however, it is certainly possible and probably much easier than you imagine. About the author. Brian Mahany is a False Claims Act lawyer representing…

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  • Wage Theft Post – Getting Paid for Travel and Commuting?

    … to the exceptions. The FLSA sets forth a federal minimum wage and requires most workers be paid at time and one half rates if they work more than 40 hours in a 7-day work period. (Some unscrupulous employers try to declare all workers to be “managers” or tell workers that because they are salaried, they are exempt from overtime. Don’t believe it. If you have…

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  • Uber Drivers Claim They Are Not Independent Contractors… in the UK

    … Our lawsuits against Uber have generated national press. Just about every major media outlet in the United States has covered the battle between corporate goliath Uber (market capitalization $62 billion) and its drivers. Many of those drivers struggle to earn even minimum wage. Now that battle seems to be going global. A British law firm has…

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  • Journal Sentinel

    … classify” Uber drivers as employees, not the independent contractors Uber says they are, a dispute in at least two dozen other lawsuits around the nation, and central to other companies’ economic model in “the gig economy.” Currently, the Milwaukee suit claims, many Uber drivers struggle to “bring home a livable wage,” or make even minimum wage…

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  • Milwaukee Magazine

    … by a lawyer representing driver Lamont Lathan, claims that the company misclassifies drivers as independent contractors when they should be termed employees – thus depriving the drivers of overtime pay and benefits. The suit makes numerous claims, including that the company withholds tips from its drivers, and that it violates minimum wage laws…

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  • Fox 6

    … by someone new, their own drivers. “More and more drivers are becoming unhappy,” said Brian Mahany, attorney. Friday, Attorney Brian Mahany filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of drivers in Wisconsin. Mahany says many drivers make less than minimum wage. “Maintenance on the vehicle, cost, gasoline, insurance, all of their downtime…

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  • Good News for Wisconsin Uber Drivers – (Benefits and Wage Theft)

    …) failure to pay overtime and minimum wages. Plaintiff also seeks to recover damages for Uber’s many common-law violations: (a) tortious interference with prospective business relations; (b) breach of contract; (c) promissory estoppel; (d) unjust enrichment; (e) conversion; (f) unfair competition; and (g) fraud. PARTIES Plaintiff Lamont Lathan…

    Due Diligence- 10 readers -
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