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Where Do the FLSA Overtime Rule Changes Currently Stand?

On November 22, 2016, a federal judge in Texas blocked the changes to the salaried Executive, Administrative, and Professional exemptions that were set to take effect on December 1, 2016. The injunction was part of a case brought by 21 … Continue reading

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Overtime Lawyers Explain Misclassification of Assistant Manager Positions as Exempt from Overtime Pay

Many companies employ assistant managers with an “exempt” job classification in order to staff additional employees without paying overtime wages. With companies under constant pressure to find cost savings, and in a job market still rebounding in many sectors, the … Continue reading

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Am I Owed Overtime?

  The right to overtime pay can be an extremely complicated issue. There are both state and federal laws in place to defend the rights of an employee to overtime pay, but the complexity is such that each individual case … Continue reading

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WHY WORKERS OPPOSE TRUMP’S CHOICE FOR SECRETARY OF LABOR

National Employment Lawyers Association has come out on behalf of American workers to oppose the nomination of Andrew Puzder for Secretary of Labor. In support, the following is a summary of the statement recently released:   Mr. Puzder is the … Continue reading

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Are You Eligible to Be Paid for Training Time?

Are employees entitled to overtime pay for time spent in training? This is a fairly common question overtime lawyers are asked by workers in a wide range of industries, and for good reason – many employers fail to properly account … Continue reading

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Minimum Wage in Chicago is Now $10.50 & Headed to $13

Starting July 1, 2016, the minimum hourly wage for workers in Chicago increased to $10.50 per hour for those who do not receive tips. Tipped workers must now receive a minimum cash wage of $5.95 per hour (and enough in … Continue reading

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Minimum Salary for California Computer Professional Overtime Exemption becomes $87,185.14 for 2016

Employers benefit from being able to classify certain workers as exempt “computer professionals.” As an exempt worker under California wage laws, computer professionals are not required to be paid a premium for overtime hours worked. However, the worker must meet … Continue reading

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April 12 Was Equal Pay Day & The Start Of A New Wave Of Congressional Action To Stop Forced Arbitration!

April 12 Was Equal Pay Day & The Start Of A New Wave Of Congressional Action To Stop Forced Arbitration And Restore Our Civil Rights! This year, however, the focus of Equal Pay Day was not only on the necessity … Continue reading

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Calculating Overtime with Semi-Monthly Pay Periods

Overtime is calculated based on a workweek – which is a 7-day period established by your employer. However, semi-monthly pay periods can be confusing when determining overtime pay, due to the way the pay period cuts across workweeks. Since most … Continue reading

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Staffing Agencies and Their Clients On the Hook for Overtime Pay

Temporary staffing agencies represent a thriving industry that is in high demand across the country. By tapping “temporary” employees available through staffing agencies, small and large companies alike essentially outsource their Human Resources departments. This helps them sidestep their obligation, whether intentional or … Continue reading

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