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Why You May Still Bring Overtime Claims Despite Signing a General Release

Many employers attempt to escape future liability from their employees by requiring them to enter into a “general release” of claims.  This is to prevent an employee from bringing a future lawsuit against the employer for conduct that occurred prior to the signing of the release. Employers typically require employees to sign such releases when …Read More

Posted by Logan Pardell on June 3, 2020. Filed under Employment Law. Comments Off on Why You May Still Bring Overtime Claims Despite Signing a General Release

Although You Signed a Severance Agreement, Can You Still Assert an Overtime Claim?

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many employers have laid-off employees and provided them with severance packages.  In these severance packages, employers agree to pay employees an agreed-upon sum in exchange for a release.  Usually, these severance agreements broadly release “any and all claims” the employee may have against the employer. These provisions are …Read More

Posted by Camar Jones on May 20, 2020. Filed under Employment Law. Comments Off on Although You Signed a Severance Agreement, Can You Still Assert an Overtime Claim?

Exploited and Overtime Eligible. Were You Misclassified as a Salary-Paid Employee?

If you’ve read some of our blog posts, you may know that even if your employer classifies you as a salary-paid employee (referred to as an “exempt employee”), the law may still entitle you to overtime wages for all hours worked over 40 per week.  This is referred to as an “overtime wage misclassification” issue.  …Read More

Posted by Paolo Meireles on May 15, 2020. Filed under Employment Law. Comments Off on Exploited and Overtime Eligible. Were You Misclassified as a Salary-Paid Employee?

Dick’s Sporting Goods Leaves Assistant Managers Uncompensated During Overtime

Shavitz Law Group, along with co-counsel, recently filed a collective action lawsuit against Dick’s Sporting Goods, Inc. (“Dick’s”) on behalf of Assistant Store Managers (“ASMs”) who are still classified as salaried-exempt, despite Dick’s previous settlement of similar claims for $10 million back in 2016. ASMs from approximately 14 states have come forward claiming that Dick’s …Read More

Posted by Logan Pardell on May 15, 2020. Filed under Employment Law. Comments Off on Dick’s Sporting Goods Leaves Assistant Managers Uncompensated During Overtime

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA): What Workers Need to Know

The coronavirus pandemic, which has caused our economy to come to a grinding halt, has had a drastic impact on our country’s workers.  To help aid workers in their time of need, Congress recently signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) into law.  The FFCRA provides certain employees with paid sick leave or expanded …Read More

Posted by Logan Pardell on May 6, 2020. Filed under Employment Law. Comments Off on Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA): What Workers Need to Know

Reimbursement for Expenses May Include Cell Phone, Home Internet Use and Related Home Office Costs

We recently wrote about how employers may not accurately track the hours worked by remote workers, particularly for employees thrust into the “work-from-home” role as a result of coronavirus-related office closures and state and local stay-at-home orders.  To effectively work from home, almost all employees must use their own internet access, cell phones, tablets or …Read More

Posted by Alan Quiles on May 6, 2020. Filed under Employment Law. Comments Off on Reimbursement for Expenses May Include Cell Phone, Home Internet Use and Related Home Office Costs

Understanding the New Sick Leave and Child Care Laws to Help Families Impacted by COVID-19

In recent weeks, Congress has passed paid leave laws for certain workers to address the COVID-19 pandemic.  One notable law is the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which requires businesses with fewer than 500 employees to provide paid short-term sick leave for reasons related to COVID-19. Another law provides money for childcare for families …Read More

Posted by Michael Palitz on April 29, 2020. Filed under Employment Law. Comments Off on Understanding the New Sick Leave and Child Care Laws to Help Families Impacted by COVID-19

The Bloomberg 2020 Campaign Broke its Promises & Withheld Overtime Pay from its Field Organizers

Former Field Organizers for the Bloomberg 2020 campaign have filed a proposed class and collective action lawsuit for terminated Bloomberg organizing staff. The lawsuit includes class action claims of fraudulent inducement and promissory estoppel. In short, Bloomberg’s campaign broke its promises guaranteeing employment and benefits to their staffers through the presidential election in November. In …Read More

Posted by Shavitz Law Staff on April 29, 2020. Filed under Employment Law. Comments Off on The Bloomberg 2020 Campaign Broke its Promises & Withheld Overtime Pay from its Field Organizers

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Brings Temporary Relief to Some Employees

The legislature recently enacted the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) to help employees and small businesses deal with the economic impact of social distancing and limitations on businesses.  The FFCRA allows certain employees to receive paid sick leave, in addition to protecting their employment under specified circumstances.  Employees who may receive sick leave include …Read More

Posted by Alan Quiles on April 23, 2020. Filed under Employment Law. Comments Off on Families First Coronavirus Response Act Brings Temporary Relief to Some Employees

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Covid-19 Paid Leave Rule

In recent weeks, Congress has passed paid leave laws for certain workers to address the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  One notable law is the first federal law requiring businesses with fewer than 500 employees to provide paid short-term sick leave for reasons pertaining to COVID-19. Some key highlights of the new laws are: The sick …Read More

Posted by Michael Palitz on April 23, 2020. Filed under Employment Law. Comments Off on U.S. Department of Labor Issues Covid-19 Paid Leave Rule