The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development just landed one of the largest recoveries of overtime wages in state history. The department’s Wage and Hour Administration secured $835,000 in overtime and liquidated damages for 159 employees of Gallo’s Mexican Restaurants and Taco King, Inc,: A recent investigation by...
A report from Temple University’s Sheller Center for Social Justice titled “Shortchanged: How Wage Theft Harms Pennsylvania’s Workers and Economy.” details rampant wage theft in Pennsylvania and decsribes how it affects workers, businesses, and the public. The report estimates that employers steal $19 million to $32 million from...
On Wednesday, the New York Times Editorial Board addressed the question of who receives overtime in the American workplace. In March, President Obama signed an executive order directing the Labor Department to update federal overtime rules. In the EO he touched on the fact that “white collar exemptions” for salaried workers had not...
In a settlement of a federal court lawsuit in Maine, FedEx Ground has agreed to pay $5.8 million in back pay and legal fees to 141 drivers it misclassified as independent contractors. The lawsuit claimed that FedEx denied overtime pay and made improper deductions in addition to requiring drivers to pay for their expenses. [&hellip...