Class Action Lawsuit vs. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

March 31, 2015
Class Action Lawsuit vs. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

A class action lawsuit was filed against Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. Allegations state that tipped workers were not paid fair wages. A former Dinosaur Bar-B-Que employee named Ashley Hankins filed the class action lawsuit. Ashley, a resident of Bronx, New York, worked at the restaurant on W. 125th Street, New York, New York from 7/2012 through 1/2015. […]

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Plaintiffs Win California Wage and Hour Class Action Lawsuit vs. York Claims Service

March 24, 2015
Plaintiffs Win California Wage and Hour Class Action Lawsuit vs. York Claims Service

Lonnetta Williams and Roshon Green filed a wage and hour suit on June 17, 2008 against York Claims Service, Inc. in San Francisco Superior Court. The plaintiffs in the case claim that they were misclassified by the defendant in the case (as well as other claims examiners in similar positions at the company). The plaintiffs […]

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Overtime Suit Against David Copperfield Disappears Like Magic

March 11, 2015
Overtime Suit Against David Copperfield Disappears Like Magic

In a class action overtime suit filed by people who claimed they were not paid for overtime hours, Illusionist David Copperfield has agreed to pay $500,000. Individuals claiming they weren’t paid for overtime hours were a part of his magic show at the MGM Grand in Vegas. According to the settlement agreement, there are a […]

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Overtime Lawsuit Between NYPD Sergeants and the City Results in $8 Million Settlement

March 4, 2015
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The City agreed to pay $8 million to over 5,000 sergeants to settle an overtime lawsuit in which they claim the city failed to pay for overtime (Edmund Small et. al. vs. City of New York and the New York City Police Department). The suit was filed in May of 2014 in the Southern District […]

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Proposed Overtime Rule Changes Would Increase the Number of Workers Eligible for Overtime Compensation

February 25, 2015
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Policy experts are talking about what’s ahead for employers and their workers. The Obama administration’s proposed overtime rule changes would significantly increase the number of workers eligible for overtime compensation. Experts on employment law expect the changes to include an increase in the threshold and changes to the definition of “exempt duties” to increase specificity […]

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Obama Administration Plans to Make Changes in Who Gets Overtime Pay

February 16, 2015

Many are anticipating changes to who gets overtime pay and experts say the changes may be coming soon. The Obama administration is expected to make a move soon on the proposed changes that would provide overtime pay protections to additional workers who don’t currently qualify (such as low paid managers). This change could affect millions […]

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California’s Fair Chance Employment Act: Targeting Construction Contractors

January 28, 2015
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California employees and employers alike should know that a new 2015 California employment law took effect on January 1st requiring that employers who are making bids on state contracts that involve onsite construction-related services to certify that they have “banned the box” on the applications they receive for onsite construction-related jobs. The new law actually prohibits […]

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Security Screening of Warehouse Workers Found Not Compensable Under FLSA

January 21, 2015
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In Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. v. Busk, 574 U.S._, 2014 WL 6885951 (2014), warehouse workers claim they were required to spend time waiting to undergo and then spend time actually completing security screenings that were implemented in order to prevent employee thefts at the close of shifts. Allegations indicate that the screenings required approximately 25 […]

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Court Rules that On-call Workers Entitled to Pay for Hours Spent at the Job

January 14, 2015
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A recent ruling by California’s highest court could have a huge impact for California workers. Justice Carol A. Corrigan said security guards who were required to stay in trailers onsite while on-call were entitled to payment for all hours spent on site, regardless of what they were doing (even if they were simply sleeping). The […]

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MetroPCS NY, Calif. Overtime Pay Claim Settled for $1.85M

January 7, 2015
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In December 2014, a New York state judge approved a $1.85 million settlement regarding a case between MetroPCS Wireless, Inc. and account service representatives. The representatives claimed that telecom failed to pay appropriate overtime wages as required by law. Claims were remaining from a federal collective action. Claims were brought by the plaintiffs in New […]

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Georgetown Police Officers Receive $32,000 in Back Pay After Accounting System Mistake

December 23, 2014
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Current and former police officers received a combined $32,000 in retroactive pay from the Georgetown Police Department in November 2014. The officers received back pay after an accounting system mistake. It was decided that the payroll accounting system had been regularly short-changing officers throughout several years. The amount of back pay issued to the Georgetown […]

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