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…

    Due Diligence- 13 readers -
  • PNC Pays Mortgage Loan Officers $16M – Overtime Lawsuit

    … end of the Great Depression, the law still has teeth. Unfortunately, outside sales reps and certain professionals are exempt. Are mortgage loan officers exempt? Probably not. A series of recent cases suggests that private bankers and mortgage loan officers are not exempt. That means they qualify for overtime pay. Are you required to give out…

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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…

    Brann & Isaacson- 9 readers -
  • A Requiem for Private Prisons and a Last Call too.

    … in CCA’s Winn Correctional Center in Winnfield, Louisiana. Many exposés have been written about private prisons but very few capture the attention of main stream media or the civilian population. Bauer’s story is the exception. And the story he paints is not very complimentary of the industry. Now that the industry and the people employed…

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

    … Wage theft is a huge problem in the United States. Gone are the days when most workers would drive to a factory, clock in, work eight hours and go home. Today employers expect us to travel to different work sites, take phone calls while at home and even schedule appointments from home. Often employers don’t follow the rules and cheat…

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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…

    Due Diligence- 13 readers -
  • 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

    …Class action lawsuit: Wisconsin Uber drivers sue Uber Fox 6 – Local News by Ben Handelman | Link to original source Uber is being sued by its own drivers! A lawsuit was filed in federal court on Friday, June 24th. It’s impact could redefine ride-sharing in Wisconsin. It’s an ongoing argument: are Uber drivers independent contractors…

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  • Wage Theft Updates: Service Industry, Food Service and More

    … Shell Oil Company is a huge, multibillion dollar oil company. Shell has hundreds of oil and gas wells here in the United States and in the Gulf of Mexico. At most drilling sites, Shell has wellsite foremen or wellsite managers. Some of these workers are hired by the company as employees while others are labeled as independent contractors. One of these…

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  • Feds Find 2000 Ag Workers Owed Wages – FLSA Wage Theft Post

    …. This is especially true of migrant workers who move from job to job. FLSA and the Migrant and Seasonal Worker Protection Act Congress passed the Fair Labor Standards Act – FLSA – in 1938 during the Great Depression. The law assured that most American workers would receive at least a minimum wage, pay for all time worked and overtime at premium…

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