Wage Theft (Flsa)

    • Our Thanksgiving Message

      Every year in this blog we pause to offer thanks to our clients. To whistleblowers. And to prosecutors, judges and special agents who each contribute in their own way to bring justice to this nation. This year is no different. Once again, we take pause to say thank you to all of those who make our work worthwhile. Injustice and fraud is everywhere. At times, it seems that we cannot keep up.

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  • Fairness in Class Actions Bill Anything But…

    … of the Chamber’s lobbying arm are the very companies that have been successfully prosecuted by the government. Companies like Bank of America, Pfizer, Boeing. Because these companies are the primary funders of the Chamber’s legislative and lobbying agenda, they get to set that agenda. In other words, the people that write the checks get to set…

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  • 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

    … working long hours. Hours that exceeded 40 per week. In some instances, loan officers worked so many hours that at $24,000 salary, they didn’t even make minimum wage! PNC settled the case for $16,000,000 and was not required to admit liability. The settlement order says, “PNC denies all of the allegations made by the Plaintiffs…

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  • Many Bankers Eligible for Overtime Pay (FLSA Post)

    … to standup to unfair pay practices. One of the biggest pay issues facing bank workers is unpaid overtime. The bank tells many of these folks that they are exempt from the mandates of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) yet the law puts little weight on what an employer tells workers. Actual job duties are much more relevant in overtime determination than…

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  • Wells Fargo Employee? Denied Overtime? Now Is the Time

    … targets. For some, that meant creating phony accounts. For others, it meant spending precious time away from family and working ridiculous overtime… overtime that was never paid by the bank. The federal Fair Labor Standards Act – FLSA – requires most workers to receive time and one half pay for all hours worked in excess of 40 hours. Some…

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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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  • BREAKING: Hospital Faces FLSA Wage Suit for Docking Nurses Pay

    … the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), workers are not entitled to get breaks* but if you provide a meal break to an employee they are entitled to get paid if they must work through it. (*Nursing moms are entitled to breaks.) A Dallas, Texas nurse has filed an FLSA collective action case (class action) claiming that he and hundreds of nurses at 6 Dallas…

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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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  • Independence Day Message for Whistleblowers

    … Independence Day Message for Whistleblowers July 3, 2016 by Brian Mahany Saluting Whistleblowers on the Fourth of July – America’s “Other” Heroes The year was 1976. I was not quite 18 years old and already in college. I remember being home for the summer and watching the tall ships sail through New York Harbor. Although spirits were high…

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

    … and an increasingly skeptical media has changed the tide. According to Vanity Fair, Uber claims its drivers make an average of $17 per hour. Factor in depreciation, gasoline, waiting time between rides, insurance and commissions and many drivers barely scrape by. According to the Vanity Fair article, drivers in Detroit barely make minimum wage. We know many…

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  • What Does Enterprise-Rent-a-Car and a St Louis Hotel Co. Have in Common?

    … on the property and were required to work around the clock. When a employer engages in wage or overtime theft, the FLSA allows workers to receive double back pay. The employer must also pay the workers’ legal fees. In this case, SASAK settled by agreeing to pay $200,000 to 51 workers. The average worker will get approximately $4000. In settling the case, SASAK…

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