How Small Amounts of Off-the-Clock Work Add Up to Large Dollars

Many workers do not realize how much small amounts of off-the-clock overtime work hurts their pocket long term. They may think it is not worth it to recover lost wages — but for hourly employees, time is money. Even in small increments, unpaid overtime adds up quickly. For example, assume a full-time hourly worker who …Read More

Posted by Abram Kreeger on November 5, 2019. Filed under Employment Law. Comments Off on How Small Amounts of Off-the-Clock Work Add Up to Large Dollars

Unpaid Remote Work: Unable to unplug from the workplace?

With ever increasing access to technology, more and more workers find that their jobs continue well after they leave the office for the day. Other employees work full or part-time remotely. While the ability to work anytime and/or anywhere has many advantages – like increased productivity and flexible working arrangements – for some employees, staying …Read More

Posted by Abram Kreeger on October 30, 2019. Filed under Employment Law. Comments Off on Unpaid Remote Work: Unable to unplug from the workplace?

Stop sacrificing your family time: Put unpaid remote work on “Do Not Disturb”

With the ever-increasing use of smartphones and remote access, it has become almost impossible to completely disconnect from work.  Say, for example, you are out with your family and you feel your phone vibrate.  It’s a work e-mail that requires urgent attention. You head home, log onto the computer, and respond to the e-mail.  One …Read More

Posted by Abram Kreeger on October 24, 2019. Filed under Employment Law. Comments Off on Stop sacrificing your family time: Put unpaid remote work on “Do Not Disturb”

Insurance Company Employees:  Were you paid for all your training time?

When you start a new position, you often have to complete some training to learn the ropes and how to best perform your new job.  However, some employers require far more high-pressured and demanding training programs, requiring their employees to frequently study training materials, complete homework assignments, and prepare for exams. This is a common …Read More

Posted by Abram Kreeger on October 15, 2019. Filed under Employment Law. Comments Off on Insurance Company Employees:  Were you paid for all your training time?

Female Employees Must Put “Action” in the Equal Pay Act

On September 12, 2019, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that it does not intend to renew its request for authorization to collect employers’ pay data on the EEO-1 form in future years.  The announcement comes less than three weeks before the September 30, 2019, deadline for employers nationwide to submit massive amounts of …Read More

Posted by Abram Kreeger on October 8, 2019. Filed under Employment Law. Comments Off on Female Employees Must Put “Action” in the Equal Pay Act

Uber and Lyft spend millions to bypass labor costs with CA’s groundbreaking gig worker law

In defiance of the soon-to-be-enacted California law which would transform gig economy workers from independent contractors to employees, Uber and Lyft are refusing to reclassify their employees. This tactic is questionable, given that the new law essentially codifies the California Supreme Court’s decision last year in Dynamex. Perhaps recognizing the futility of such court challenges, …Read More

Posted by Abram Kreeger on September 26, 2019. Filed under Employment Law. Comments Off on Uber and Lyft spend millions to bypass labor costs with CA’s groundbreaking gig worker law

Off the clock but not off the hook: Connecting without compensation?

In this electronic age, there is an abundance of devices and apps to keep us constantly connected to everything and everyone.  But staying connected may be costing you. Employees who put in a full day of work, many of whom work in excess of the typical eight-hour day, are often still required by their employers …Read More

Posted by Abram Kreeger on September 25, 2019. Filed under Employment Law. Comments Off on Off the clock but not off the hook: Connecting without compensation?

Wage Violations and the Hospitality Industry

The hospitality industry, and hotels and motels particularly, are hotbeds for wage and hour violations, with unscrupulous or unknowledgeable employers cheating employees out of hard-earned wages. If you are a hotel or motel employee, here are some common violations to watch out for: Employee Sharing: Many hotel owners own multiple hotels or multiple locations of one …Read More

Posted by Abram Kreeger on September 20, 2019. Filed under Employment Law. Comments Off on Wage Violations and the Hospitality Industry

Take a tip: Raise the Wage 

By now, most of us have heard about the drive to raise the nationwide minimum wage to $15 per hour. In July, the House of Representatives passed Raise the Wage Act, which would increase the federal minimum wage from $7.25, the rate where it has been set since 2009. The bill is now in the …Read More

Posted by Abram Kreeger on September 19, 2019. Filed under Employment Law. Comments Off on Take a tip: Raise the Wage 

California Transformation of Gig Workers Into Employees:

California is on the cusp of passing a law, AB 5, which would effectively make gig workers, contractors who work for organizations on a short-term basis like Uber and Lyft drivers, employees and not independent contractors.  The law – which California Governor Gavin Newsom has endorsed – essentially codifies the California Supreme Court’s 2018 Dynamex …Read More

Posted by Abram Kreeger on September 19, 2019. Filed under Employment Law. Comments Off on California Transformation of Gig Workers Into Employees: