Do You Qualify for Overtime Pay even if your Title is Retail Manager?

Working in the retail industry is hard and often, requires that retail managers work long hours on their feet performing physical work and providing customer service.  The job can be stressful and exhausting.  Unfortunately, many retail managers are not paid overtime wages if they work more than 40 hours a week. Retailer Employers try to …Read More

Posted by Michael Palitz on November 12, 2018. Filed under Employment Law. Comments Off on Do You Qualify for Overtime Pay even if your Title is Retail Manager?

Suitable Seating in The Workplace, are You Being Left Standing on Your Feet?

Did You know that a California Law requires that employers provide all working employees with suitable seats when the nature of their work reasonably permits the use of seats? And, that companies have paid millions of dollars in litigation to employees for violating this law? California employers to often rely on the fact that their …Read More

Posted by Michael Palitz on November 5, 2018. Filed under Employment Law. Comments Off on Suitable Seating in The Workplace, are You Being Left Standing on Your Feet?

The Scary Truth about the Gender Pay Gap Across Almost All Occupations and Industries in 2018

Despite equal pay and gender discrimination laws in place to protect women and ensure pay equality, companies continually and unlawfully pay men more than women for equal work and do not provide women with the same career advancement opportunities for promotion as men. With the recent spark of the #MeToo movement, we have learned how …Read More

Posted by Michael Palitz on October 30, 2018. Filed under Employment Law. Comments Off on The Scary Truth about the Gender Pay Gap Across Almost All Occupations and Industries in 2018

It’s Your Money: Is Your Employer Underpaying You By Not Reimbursing Your Work Expenses?

Many California employees incur expenses on behalf of their employers for which they are not reimbursed.  The state of California is protecting employees from having to shoulder their employers’ work-related expenses.  California Labor Code Section 2802 requires employers to reimburse employees for all necessary expenses or losses the employees incur as a direct result of …Read More

Posted by Camar Jones on October 15, 2018. Filed under Employment Law. Comments Off on It’s Your Money: Is Your Employer Underpaying You By Not Reimbursing Your Work Expenses?

Overtime Wage Eligibility Expanded – How this change in the FLSA may benefit you

On May 17, 2016, the United States Labor Department announced a significant change in overtime regulations for salaried employees. The new rule makes many more salaried workers entitled to overtime. Under the new rule, if you are a salaried worker making less than $47,500 per year, you will be entitled to overtime for those hours …Read More

Posted by Christine M. Duignan on June 8, 2016. Filed under Employment Law. Comments Off on Overtime Wage Eligibility Expanded – How this change in the FLSA may benefit you

Collective Action Overtime and Collective Action Wage Claims Under the FLSA

The Fair Labor Standards Act is the statute that protects employee wage and hour rights such as overtime pay and minimum wage pay.  Collective action lawsuits are similar to class action lawsuits and are filed in Federal Court.   A collective action lawsuit can be best summarized as a legal action, by multiple similarly situated employees, …Read More

Posted by Gregg Shavitz on April 25, 2014. Filed under Employment Law. Comments Off on Collective Action Overtime and Collective Action Wage Claims Under the FLSA

Overtime Law in the State of Florida

The overtime rights of employees in the State of Florida are governed by the federal overtime law, known as the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). Under the FLSA, employers in Florida must pay eligible employees time-and-half for their overtime hours worked.  “Overtime” is defined as any time worked over 40 hours in a workweek. Under …Read More

Posted by Christine M. Duignan on April 22, 2014. Filed under Employment Law. Comments Off on Overtime Law in the State of Florida

Overtime for Administrative Employees?

While most employees are entitled to overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA’s), there are exceptions, known as “exemptions”.  One such exemption is the administrative exemption.  An employee who satisfies the requirements for this exemption need not receive overtime for hours worked over 40 in a work week. To be covered by the administrative …Read More

Posted by Christine M. Duignan on March 24, 2014. Filed under Employment Law. Comments Off on Overtime for Administrative Employees?

Overtime Pay For Prison Workers?

Prison Workers Are Protected by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Prison workers – that is corrections officers, jailers, and other staff – may be entitled to overtime.  If a prison facility is run privately or by a public entity other than the state or a subdivision thereof (e.g. a municipal jail), then the workers …Read More

Posted by Christine M. Duignan on March 24, 2014. Filed under Employment Law. Comments Off on Overtime Pay For Prison Workers?

Should Employers Pay For Security Checks?

Many employers require employees to undergo security checks before leaving the work premises (including before leaving the premises for meal breaks). Some employers also require security checks before an employee commences work.  For example, in the retail context, such security checks may include inspecting the employee’s personal affects, such as purses and backpacks.  Other employers …Read More

Posted by Christine M. Duignan on March 24, 2014. Filed under Employment Law. Comments Off on Should Employers Pay For Security Checks?