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Failing to pay piece-rate workers the correct amount for overtime pay is a common wage and hour violation. Many employers pay only the per-piece amount, even when employees work over 40 hours per week. This scheme is not legal and deprives workers of the overtime premium they are entitled to under state and federal labor
As illustrated by a recent settlement that exceeded $400,000 by a group of convenience stores in New York’s Hudson Valley, one of the most blatant violations of the Federal and New York overtime pay laws is still happening and is a more common form of wage theft than most realize. The message to workers is
Whether the economy and jobs market is good or bad, whether working from home or from an office, some things never change. While the types of jobs and workers involved may vary from gig-workers, to phone sex operators, to oil, gas and industrial construction or inspectors…and everything in between, the wage theft scheme never changes
A recent announcement by the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division provides yet another reason workers need to hire their own overtime pay lawyer to represent their best interests and maximize their recovery. Fortunately, workers can hire attorneys on a contingent fee basis (no fee if no recovery) and do not have to
As illustrated by a recent case in which a non-destructive testing contractor paid almost $500,000 in back overtime wages to over 400 employees, the improper classification of wages as per diem payments has been a long running problem for workers in many industries and is yet another form of wage theft. The employer – which