201112.26
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Minimum Wage Is Up Again

Florida’s minimum wage rose to $7.31 per hour on June 1, 2011, and it is going up again to $7.67 per hour, as of January 1, 2012, with a minimum wage of at least $4.65 per hour for tipped employees. While not huge, even this increase of $.36 per hour will certainly help. If you… Continue Reading Minimum Wage Is Up Again

201110.25
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Different Courts Can Hear Overtime and Minimum Wage Claims

Different Courts Can Hear Overtime and Minimum Wage Claims Federal Court The newest federal courthouse in Miami is pictured above. Overtime pay and minimum wage claims are known for being brought in federal court. In South Florida, this means that overtime and minimum wage claims involving employers in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, and Monroe Counties… Continue Reading Different Courts Can Hear Overtime and Minimum Wage Claims

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The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued an “unpublished” opinion involving the “companionship services exemption” found at 29 U.S.C. §214(a)(15) and the “economic reality” of who actually employed an elderly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

201108.01
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Court Refuses To Seal A Settlement Agreements In An Overtime Cases Brought Under The FLSA – Even When Both Sides Are In Agreement…

In the Eastern District of Virginia, the Honorable T.S. Ellis, III, decided that it was in the best interests of the public at large to not keep the settlement of an overtime case brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) confidential and under seal. In Miles v. Ruby Tuesday, Inc., Case No.: 1:11cv135, Judge… Continue Reading Court Refuses To Seal A Settlement Agreements In An Overtime Cases Brought Under The FLSA – Even When Both Sides Are In Agreement…