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Wage Claim Settlement Tip

A Wage Claim Settlement Tip Wage claim inquires come to my firm from a variety of sources. I am fortunate that other attorneys (and law firms) trust me and my firm to handle the wage and overtime inquires they get, and to handle the wage claims they identify. I receive referrals from all sorts of… Continue Reading Wage Claim Settlement Tip

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Are Unpaid Overtime Claims Protected From Retaliation?

Should Unpaid Overtime Claimants Be Concerned About Retaliation I am often asked whether employees who bring claims for unpaid overtime are protected from retaliation by their employers. The answer, of course, is yes. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), at 29 U.S.C. §215(a)(3), protects employees from being retaliated against for bringing a claim against their… Continue Reading Are Unpaid Overtime Claims Protected From Retaliation?

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Overtime Claims Can Benefit From Evidence Collected In Other Proceedings

Overtime Claims Can Benefit From Testimony And Documents Obtained In Collateral Proceedings Receiving unpaid overtime case referrals from other attorneys, especially workers’ compensation and personal injury attorneys, is always much appreciated. I have found that while evaluating a wage loss claim, workers’ compensation and personal injury attorneys (and their respective staffs) are keen on analyzing… Continue Reading Overtime Claims Can Benefit From Evidence Collected In Other Proceedings

201108.05
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FLSA Defendants Identified Several Fatal Flaws – And Won On Each Defense Asserted

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued an “unpublished” opinion involving the “companionship services exemption” found at 29 U.S.C. §214(a)(15) and the “economic reality” of who actually employed an elderly caregiver who worked around 105 hours a week. Rodriguez v. Jones Boat Yard, Inc. and Victor Bared, Case No.: 10-15326, July 26, 2011. In… Continue Reading FLSA Defendants Identified Several Fatal Flaws – And Won On Each Defense Asserted