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Wage & Hour FAQ for Employees
Learn the rules on minimum wage, overtime, pay docking, work hours, breaks, and more. ... 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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On May 18, 2016, President Obama and Secretary Perez announced the publication of the Department of Labor’s final rule updating the overtime regulations, which will automatically extend overtime ... Read more

Employee Misclassification - When is it Wage Theft?

Employee misclassification continues to cost workers their lawful wages. They may not receive their on-the-job benefits and are shorted earned wages. When employers intentionally misclassify workers i ... Read more

Fatalities in the Workplace

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently released its preliminary data on workplace fatalities in 2014. In total, the BLS’s data show that 4,679 individuals died on the job last year & ... Read more

Employment Law in Massachusetts: What Out-of-Staters Need to Know

Massachusetts is known for having in place a multitude of laws governing the employment relationship. Over the past few years, Massachusetts has expanded the rights and protections of employees throu ... Read more

Philadelphia Class Action Lawyers: SCOTUS Denies Walmart Appeal

In a four-1 ruling earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a petition to review a 2006 jury decision in aclass action, wage-and-hour lawsuit filed on behalf of Walmart employees in Pennsylvan ... Read more

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