Time clock rounding: Don’t let your employer cut corners with your overtime pay

Many employers engage in time clock rounding in order to make calculating pay owed to their employees easier. While time clock rounding is not illegal in and of itself, this practice can run afoul of the law when employers do not round fairly. Failure to round fairly can result in an employee being under-compensated, which …Read More

Posted by Abram Kreeger on August 23, 2019. Filed under Employment Law. Comments Off on Time clock rounding: Don’t let your employer cut corners with your overtime pay

Are you a day rate worker who was cheated out of overtime pay by your employer

It sounds good in theory: An employer promises an employee a set amount of money for the day or to complete certain jobs or tasks.  Such a pay structure incentivizes employees to work efficiently so as to earn the same amount of money no matter how long the particular job takes on a particular day. …Read More

Posted by Abram Kreeger on August 15, 2019. Filed under Employment Law. Comments Off on Are you a day rate worker who was cheated out of overtime pay by your employer

Highlighting gross gender gaps in pay through the Women’s World Cup

On Sunday, July 7, the United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) made history with their fourth World Cup title after triumphing over the Netherlands in a 2-0 match. The team shone throughout the entire World Cup, and have continued to make strides in the weeks since. Shavitz Law Group salutes the players of the United …Read More

Posted by Abram Kreeger on August 6, 2019. Filed under Employment Law. Comments Off on Highlighting gross gender gaps in pay through the Women’s World Cup

Surprise, Surprise: The Federal Government Cheats Its Workers, Too

In what can only be described as the height of hypocrisy, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) – the cabinet-level agency tasked with protecting workers’ rights – settled a lawsuit with its employees who regularly performed work off-the-clock. The amount? $7 million dollars. Essentially, the DOL paid millions of dollars to its own employees who claimed …Read More

Posted by Abram Kreeger on July 24, 2019. Filed under Employment Law. Comments Off on Surprise, Surprise: The Federal Government Cheats Its Workers, Too

Are you an Independent Contractor or Really an Employee Entitled to Overtime Pay?

Many Employers in Industries Such as Medicine, Mental Health, Construction, Transportation, and Finance Owe Overtime to Misclassified “Independent Contractors” Some employers call them “Independent Contractors,” and in some industries, they call them “Per Diem,” or “Field Workers,”– but the result is always the same: Workers putting in long hours and not receiving time-and-a-half wages for …Read More

Posted by Alan Quiles on May 5, 2019. Filed under Uncategorized. Comments Off on Are you an Independent Contractor or Really an Employee Entitled to Overtime Pay?

Studying for a License as an Employment Requirement Is Hard Work. Shouldn’t You Get Paid For it?

Many employers offer to pay for training time and even pay their employees to study to pass licensing exams required for their jobs. But did you know that in many instances, the federal labor laws may require employers to pay for this time? The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires that employees be paid …Read More

Posted by Paolo Meireles on January 10, 2019. Filed under Employment Law, Litigation Highlights. Comments Off on Studying for a License as an Employment Requirement Is Hard Work. Shouldn’t You Get Paid For it?

Employment Laws Undergo Change In Florida With Minimum Wage Increase

Effective January 1, 2019, Florida’s minimum wage will increase from $8.25 per hour to $8.46 per hour. Tipped workers will also see a climb regarding their pay. The minimum wage for tipped workers will increase from $5.23 to $5.44 an hour. With this increase, Florida will no longer have the second-lowest minimum wage among states …Read More

Posted by Paolo Meireles on January 8, 2019. Filed under Employment Law, Litigation Highlights. Comments Off on Employment Laws Undergo Change In Florida With Minimum Wage Increase

A National Retailer Settles a $45 Million Massive Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

Family Dollar paid $45 million to settle claims that the retailer paid men more than women for doing the same work. The lawsuit claimed that Family Dollar violated the Equal Pay Act because it allegedly favored men over women regarding their pay. These cases are more common than one would think. Studies have shown that …Read More

Posted by Michael Palitz on December 18, 2018. Filed under Uncategorized. Comments Off on A National Retailer Settles a $45 Million Massive Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

Workers Pay the Price for Corporate America’s Smartphone Addiction

Emails, calls, texts, Slack, WhatsApp, GroupMe, Twist, and other communication applications are all available on your phone or tablet and within your reach Seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Technology has provided the world with a minimum of a half dozen ways to reach you anywhere, anytime. Employers in corporate America are very …Read More

Posted by Alan Quiles on December 17, 2018. Filed under Employment Law. Comments Off on Workers Pay the Price for Corporate America’s Smartphone Addiction

Employers on Wall Street Punish Women for Having Children In 2018

Another day, another gender discrimination claim against a Wall Street firm.  In a recent article written by Bloomberg News, it was reported that a star performer and 15-year veteran at Goldman Sachs was fired while she was on maternity leave.  The former Vice President alleges, despite successfully managing more than 300 million dollars for Goldman’s …Read More