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The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued an “unpublished” opinion involving the “companionship services exemption” found at 29 U.S.C. §214(a)(15) and the “economic reality” of who actually employed an elderly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

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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…

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You Can Count on the FairLaw Firm to Recover Your Unpaid Wages and Overtime

I recently came across a 2009 statement from the 2009 General Accounting Office (GAO) while researching the Wage and Hour Division’s (WHD) investigation of wage and overtime cases. The statement, which is entitled “Wage and Hour Division’s Complaint Intake and Investigative Processes Leave Low Wage Workers Vulnerable to Wage Theft,” included the following conclusion after… Continue Reading You Can Count on the FairLaw Firm to Recover Your Unpaid Wages and Overtime