Christine M. Duignan
More Salaried “Managers” Are Eligible for Overtime
The common misconception that all salaried employees are not eligible for overtime is a hard one to overcome. Two factors determine whether a salaried manager
“Sidework” by Tipped Employees = Full Minimum Wage!
Employers typically are permitted to take a “tip-credit” for tipped employees. This allows employers to pay employees who receive tips to pay less than the
Mandatory Gratuities Are Not Tips, But May Be Considered Commissions
For tipped employees – one of the groups who have been disproportionately negatively impacted by COVID-19 remedial measure – the law surrounding what is considered
Over her near-30 year legal career, Christine M. Duignan has devoted her practice to advocating for workers’ rights. Christine focuses her expertise on briefing the legal memoranda that is critical to the firm’s federal class action practice. She graduated third in her class at the University of Florida, with high honors, received numerous awards and was an editor of the Law Review.
“All labor has dignity” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Early in her career, Christine clerked for the Honorable Edward B. Davis of the Southern District of Florida, which provided her with keen insight into the federal litigation process. She has taught legal writing at Nova Southeastern Shepard Broad College of Law and has published several articles on various legal issues, including workers’ rights. Numerous cases on which Christine has worked are published in the federal reporters.
As Of Counsel to Shavitz Law Group, Christine provides litigation and appellate support in FLSA overtime actions. Christine’s work focuses on complex class and collective actions and she has extensive experience at courts at all levels throughout the country.
Christine is passionate about ensuring that workers across America are paid all of the money they earn and is proud to dedicate her practice to workers’ rights.
Outside of the office, Christine is a certified yoga teacher, runner, and participates in the Coalition Connection, bringing yoga to underserved communities.