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Are You One of the Millions of Workers Now Entitled to Overtime?

As of January 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) new final rule becomes effective.  The new rule makes an additional 1.3 million American workers eligible for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).  The rules allow workers to make more money in a salary and still be eligible for overtime.  Specifically, …Read More

Posted by Christine M. Duignan on February 19, 2020. Filed under Employment Law. Comments Off on Are You One of the Millions of Workers Now Entitled to Overtime?

Required to Work Through Your Lunch Break? You Could Be Entitled to Compensation

Are you an hourly employee that works through your lunch break? Federal wage and hour law does not require employers to give employees lunch breaks; however, the laws of some states require that lunch breaks be provided. In either case, hourly employees who are given lunch breaks and are required to clock out for those …Read More

Posted by Shavitz Law Staff on February 19, 2020. Filed under Employment Law. Comments Off on Required to Work Through Your Lunch Break? You Could Be Entitled to Compensation

Do You Work for a Federal Contractor? You May Have Just Gotten a Minimum Wage Increase…

Beginning on January 1, 2020, the applicable minimum wage rate for workers performing work on or in connection with some federal contracts increased to $10.80 for hour. Additionally, the minimum cash wage which must be paid to tipped employees performing work on or in connection with covered contracts increased to $7.55 per hour. This Executive …Read More

Posted by Christine M. Duignan on February 11, 2020. Filed under Employment Law. Comments Off on Do You Work for a Federal Contractor? You May Have Just Gotten a Minimum Wage Increase…

Employers Are Required to Protect Your Personal and Biometric Data

Data collection is big business.  Large employers are able to obtain and sell significant amounts of data about their workers.  While many states are behind, Illinois and California now allow for private rights of actions against employers who fail to provide their employees with certain disclosures before they use or sell the personal data of …Read More

Posted by Logan Pardell on February 11, 2020. Filed under Employment Law. Comments Off on Employers Are Required to Protect Your Personal and Biometric Data

Paid Only For Hours Scheduled but Not Paid for Hours Worked?

Employees should be paid for all hours worked. What we see from time to time are employers who try to save on their expenses by only paying for hours scheduled, rather than actual hours worked. For example, if an employee arrives at work and starts working 15 minutes before the scheduled start time, the employer …Read More

Posted by Shavitz Law Staff on January 28, 2020. Filed under Employment Law. Comments Off on Paid Only For Hours Scheduled but Not Paid for Hours Worked?

Completing New Hire Paperwork? Review Arbitration Agreement(s) Before Signing

When starting a new job, you are naturally eager to get to work. Your employer hands you a stack of new hire paperwork and you breeze through it because you just want to hit the ground running. Often included in this stack of new hire paperwork, however, is a document called an “arbitration agreement.” What …Read More

Posted by Shavitz Law Staff on January 22, 2020. Filed under Employment Law. Comments Off on Completing New Hire Paperwork? Review Arbitration Agreement(s) Before Signing

Big or Small – Every Overtime Case Has Value

The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), the federal law that sets forth the requirements for overtime pay, protects employees by requiring a company to pay a prevailing plaintiff his/her reasonable attorney’s fees and costs.  29 U.S.C. § 216 (b).   The purpose for this “fee shifting” is to protect workers who have small claims and to allow …Read More

Posted by Shavitz Law Staff on January 7, 2020. Filed under Employment Law. Comments Off on Big or Small – Every Overtime Case Has Value

Statute of Limitations and Your Overtime Rights: One Quick Call Makes a Difference

Time and time again, we at the Shavitz Law Group get the same call from employees cheated out of their wages: “When I worked for so-and-so, I regularly worked over 40 hours per week but wasn’t paid any overtime wages because I was paid on a salary basis.  I didn’t know that I could still …Read More

Posted by Shavitz Law Staff on January 7, 2020. Filed under Employment Law. Comments Off on Statute of Limitations and Your Overtime Rights: One Quick Call Makes a Difference

Failing to Pay Managers Overtime to Reduce Labor Costs

Employers often try to control costs by establishing labor or payroll budgets which limit the amount of payroll that can be spent on staffing the workplace. For large companies with multiple locations, labor budgets are often set through corporate directives, and the managers at the locations have little or no input into deciding how much …Read More

Posted by Shavitz Law Staff on January 3, 2020. Filed under Employment Law. Comments Off on Failing to Pay Managers Overtime to Reduce Labor Costs

Helpdesk employees are essential employees, and they deserve overtime pay

Helpdesk employees are critical to all companies.  They fix computer issues and make sure that all systems work properly to allow the business to function.  Without Helpdesk employees, other employees would not be able to use critical programs, and businesses would suffer.  To keep business running, many Helpdesk employees work long hours and field calls …Read More

Posted by Shavitz Law Staff on January 2, 2020. Filed under Employment Law. Comments Off on Helpdesk employees are essential employees, and they deserve overtime pay