Wage Theft (Flsa)

  • Fairness in Class Actions Bill Anything But…

    … We try hard to keep politics out of this blog. Whether you are a Republican, Democrat, claim no affiliation or belong to another party, most of us agree that fraud, greed and corruption is bad. As a leading plaintiff’s law firm, we have successfully prosecuted False Claims Act whistleblower cases under both Republican and Democratic…

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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

    … 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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  • Many Bankers Eligible for Overtime Pay (FLSA Post)

    … one’s title. This is especially true in banks where many people in banks are labeled as “assistant vice presidents.” JPMorgan Chase Overtime Pay Case To better understand the issue, we need only go back to the 2014 overtime case involving JPMorgan Chase business bankers. Kevin Royer, Kris Henry and Mikhail Lerman were all business bankers working…

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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?

    … 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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