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News Archives: Wage & Hour

Articles related to Wage & Hour litigation, laws and regulator practices.

 
By Erik Rowland

DOL Continues to Ramp up Wage and Hour Enforcement

As reported in 2011, The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) wage and hour enforcement division continues to aggressively seek wage and hour violations as directed under the Obama administration.

The DOL has been given unprecedented instruction to seek civil penalties even in a first investigation of a worksite. Continue reading

 
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By Erik Rowland

Top 10 Overtime Myths

Below are the top 10 myths employers across the nation are guilty of following. Take a look and see if you might be one of them. Continue reading

 
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By Steve Overton

Wage & Hour Litigation Escalating Faster Then Ever

According to a survey of more than 1,800 senior legal and HR professionals, one-third of respondents indicated that their organization had been hit with a wage and hour claim in the past year. Accordingly, 54% of respondents indicated that despite the troubled economy, their organization has increased its spending on becoming compliant with wage and hour related issues. Continue reading

 
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By Phillip Bell

New Study Highlights Rampant Wage Theft in Florida

Usually when wage theft is discussed, it’s from the perspective of the employee robing the employer through buddy punching or over estimating time worked. However A study released Thursday shows that employers are robbing employees out of money they are owed. Continue reading

 
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By Erik Rowland

What do Expect When the DOL Comes Knocking

US Department of LaborAs many employers are experiencing across the nation, the Department of Labor has had a renewed focus on investigating employers for compliance with state and federal wage & hour laws. Continue reading

 
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By Phillip Bell

DOL Expands Enforcement of Wage & Hour Violations

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Labor Department is signing agreements to share information with nearly a dozen states and the Internal Revenue Service as it gets more aggressive in its program to crack down on businesses that cheat workers out of their wages. Read More at KSL.com

 
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By Phillip Bell

Doughnut Shop Owner Caught Lying to DOL

A Yuma doughnut shop owner has been caught lying to the DOL in respect to charges of failing to pay overtime to employees. Continue reading

 
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By Phillip Bell

DOL Cracking Down on Gas Stations for Overtime Pay Violations

Federal Law requires most employers to pay employees a minimum wage as well as overtime compensation to all non-exempt employees. However an increasing number of gas station owners are willfully trying to avoid doing so. Some claim tough economic times while others are treating overtime compensation as a type of employee benefit. However around the nation, the Department of Labor is issuing strong warnings to employers that they are cracking down on those who fail to pay workers what they deserve. Continue reading

 
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By Steve Overton

Levi Strauss to Pay $1 Million in Overtime Mistake

Jeans maker Levi Strauss & Co. has agreed to pay $1,011,413 in overtime back wages to 596 employees across the country. This decision comes after a two-year U.S. Department of Labor investigation found it violated the Fair Labor Standards Act. Continue reading

 
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By Steve Overton

Overtime Disputes Land Companies in Courtrooms

Original article by: Teresa F. Lindeman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
When Dick’s Sporting Goods reported fourth quarter results last week, the popular sporting goods retailer with stores in 42 states explained that its profits would have been higher if not for charges related to settling class-action lawsuits over wage and hour disputes. Continue reading

 
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