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$229K in Missed Payroll, Overtime Wages for 809 Misclassified Construction Workers in New Orleans

Bounced payroll checks are bad enough. Distributing worthless checks is a denial of a worker’s right to their wages and can easily land an employer in hot water. But for three related New Orleans construction companies, the payroll issue uncovered a much more widespread problem of misclassifying employees as

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Automatic Lunch Deduction Policy at the Center of FLSA Working Time Class Action

Many industries use timekeeping systems that automatically deduct lunch breaks from employees’ paid hours. This practice is especially common with hospital direct care workers. The problem is that employees are often expected to work during their lunch “breaks,” which means they should be paid for that time. One...

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Common Overtime and Wage Violations for Construction Workers

Construction workers build, repair, and connect our world. Despite the essential role construction workers play in our society, the employees in this industry are often underpaid for their labor.

If you believe your employer has subjected you to overtime wage violations that resulted in underpayment, you could be entitled to financial compensation. Contact a Lore...

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Do Expense Reimbursements Get Included in Calculating the Overtime Pay Rate?

Personnel who often travel for work or work away from home are typically paid per diems. These per diem payments are intended to reimburse workers for the costs associated with lodging, meals, and other travel expenditures. Depending on how the per diem payments are calculated and paid out, they may need to be incorporated...

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