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LinkedIn to Pay Almost $6M for Overtime Violations

LinkedIn Corp. will pay almost $6 million to 359 employees after a U.S. Department of Labor investigation revealed that the company had committed overtime and recordkeeping violations. According to DOL, LinkedIn failed to record and pay employees for all hours…

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Administration Proposes Overtime Expansion, Solicits Employer Buy-in

President Obama announced a proposed rule to “modernize” and expand overtime protections for workers on March 13. The administration signaled that it would like to expand overtime protections through a U.S. Department of Labor rule change that would raise the…

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As End of DST Shifts Clocks Back, Avoid Wage and Hour Violations

The arrival of cooler weather heralds the end of daylight saving time and a potential Fair Labor Standards Act challenge for employers with employees who work a graveyard shift. This year, daylight saving time ends on Nov. 3, and most…

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Fair Labor Standards Act Celebrates 75th Anniversary

The Fair Labor Standards Act turns 75 today, June 25. When the law was enacted as part of Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal policies it established the minimum wage, overtime and other labor standards that still govern today’s workplaces. Those standards…

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Key Wage-and-hour Language to Have in Your Employee Handbook

To prevent the consequences from imprecise employee handbook language,  employers should regularly review their handbooks and written policies. Since wage and hour lawsuits make up a significant part of  litigation, W&H provisions can make a difference as you draft or…

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Court Questions Horton Decision in Light of D.C. Circuit Ruling

Properly executed arbitration agreements can prohibit employees from bringing Fair Labor Standards Act collective actions in some federal courts. This is despite a National Labor Relations Board decision holding that mandatory arbitration for employment disputes violates the National Labor Relations…

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Contractors for Storm Clean-up Pose Misclassification Risks

Hurricane Sandy’s path of destruction has left many homeowners, municipalities and businesses in need of reconstruction and repairs — and when such weather-related disasters require massive reconstruction efforts, many landscapers and builders hire subcontractors to help. Increased joint employer liability,…

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Richmond Va. Settles Overtime Lawsuit with City Police Officers for $7M+

Police officers in Richmond, Va., will be paid $7.2 million in unpaid overtime under the terms of a settlement agreement approved July 27 by a federal judge. The settlement between more than 600 officers and the city resolved a year-long…

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Battening Down the Hatches to Avoid FLSA Overtime Excesses

The arrival of summer is also a harbinger of weather-related emergencies for many communities. For example, the Atlantic hurricane season kicks off at the beginning of June and barrels toward a peak in late summer and early fall. But with…

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Wal-Mart, DOL Reach Agreement for $5M+ Settlement Over FLSA Violations

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. will pay almost $5.3 million in penalties, damages and back wages for overtime violations at stores nationwide, the U.S. Department of Labor said on May 1. According to the agency, 4,500 vision center managers (VCMs) and asset protection…

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