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Employees Wages and Hours FAQ
Am I to be paid overtime for any time I work over eight hours in a day? Can an employer dock my pay? Can an employer refuse to pay me overtime? I just found out that someone who was hired after I was is making more money than I am. Isn't that illegal? I was promised a raise three months ago but I haven't ... Read more

Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
Proving discrimination is very difficult, but for Lily Ledbetter, who now has a discrimination bill named after her, it was worth the wait. Ms. Ledbetter worked as a supervisor at a Goodyear Tire plant in Gadsden, Alabama. During the 20 years she worked there, she suspected her pay was less than her ... Read more

Minimum Wage Hike Alert
The federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour as of July 24, 2009. This new federal minimum wage applies to covered non-exempt workers. Such things as your type of employment, where you work and your age can alter the legal minimum hourly wage your employer is required to pay. Covered Worker The federal ... Read more

No Deal: Casino Dealers Lose in Tip-Splitting Case
Two casino dealers were recently dealt a hand they didn't like in their complaint against their employer's tip-pooling policy: The Nevada Supreme Court ruled that the Nevada Labor Commissioner, not the courts, has the authority to hear their complaint about their employer's tip-pooling policy. Nevada ... Read more

The California Furlough Fight
Update Furloughs for California state workers are back on. The California Supreme Court overturned a lower court's restraining order that had blocked the furloughs. Governor Schwarzenegger can order workers to take unpaid days off until the state Supreme Court makes a more permanent ruling on whether ... Read more

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Can a POA be a paid caregiver?

Q: If a daughter has a power attorney over her parents and has been told that the parents need a caregiver to live at home by a government official and the parents want the daughter to be the paid ... Read more

Fluctuating Work Week by R. Scott Alagood

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What's in a Name: New Independent Contractor Guidance from United States Department of Labor Necessitates Close Look at Such Arrangements

By Jennifer A. Powell, Shareholder Eichelbaum Wardell Hansen Powell & Mehl, P.C. Independent contractor, contract worker, consultant, employee. These are all terms that may be used to d ... Read more

Philadelphia Wage and Hours Lawyers Discuss Proposed Changes to FLSA

The Department of Labor (DOL) is proposing an update to the regulations surrounding which white collar workers should be entitled to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s minimum wage and overtime prot ... Read more


According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), speeding is a contributing factor in 29 percent ofcar accidents in the U.S. with an estimated annual economic cost to society o ... Read more

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