Posts Tagged ‘Overtime’

Oct
2016
5

DOL: $4.8M in Prevailing Wage, Overtime Violations by I.C.E. Subcontractor

DOL: $4.8M in Prevailing Wage, Overtime Violations by I.C.E. Subcontractor
  New Jersey’s Essex County and Community Education Center Inc. (CEC) is among the largest re-entry and in-prison treatment service providers in the United States. And now it owes $4.8 million in back wages and benefits to over 100 detention officers at Delaney Hall Center in Newark. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) cited the county...
May
2016
10

NY State Announces $10M of Returned Wages in 2016, Breaking Three-Month Record Set Last Year

NY State Announces $10M of Returned Wages in 2016, Breaking Three-Month Record Set Last Year
  The office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced more than $10 million in returned wages to over 17,000 wage theft victims in the first three months of the year.  The number exceeds the quarterly total of $9 million from last year and puts the state on pace to surpass its 2015 record [&hellip...
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Oct
2015
6

Ralliers Ring in CT’s New Wage Theft Law With a Bang (Read: Protest of Non-Compliant Businesses)

Ralliers Ring in CT's New Wage Theft Law With a Bang (Read: Protest of Non-Compliant Businesses)
  In New Haven, Connecticut, members of Unidad Latina en Accion (ULA) rallied outside of a restaurant, La Carreta, to celebrate the enactment of state bill 914 and bring attention to wage theft they claim has occurred there.  SB 914, an anti-wage theft bill, went into effect on October 1st.  The popular Mexican fast food [&hellip...
Sep
2015
17

Broken Record/System: Wage Theft Laws Not Providing Relief to the Millions Affected

Broken Record/System: Wage Theft Laws Not Providing Relief to the Millions Affected
  Across the country, legislative and task force initiatives to combat wage theft are not providing enough power to those charged with enforcing standards, putting unscrupulous employers in the position of cat while workers are the mice. The legal system is the block of cheese. While cracking down on wage theft has gained momentum in [&hellip...
Jun
2015
19

Goldman Sachs Limits Interns to 17-Hour Workday, Impressing Absolutely No One

Goldman Sachs Limits Interns to 17-Hour Workday, Impressing Absolutely No One
  Goldman Sachs has told its 2,900 interns to take it easy this summer by limiting themselves to a 17-hour day. Yes, folks, you read that right. Working twice as many hours as a normal person is Goldman Sachs’ idea of not overdoing it.  The announcement of the policy “shift” comes two weeks after The [&hellip...
Jun
2015
17

Indian Temp Visa Holder Blows Whistle on Slew of Violations in Multi-Million Dollar IT Class Action

Indian Temp Visa Holder Blows Whistle on Slew of Violations in Multi-Million Dollar IT Class Action
  A class action lawsuit against information technology (IT) company Wipro claims that the company misclassified up to 200 employees in order to avoid paying them overtime wages.  The case was brought by Suri Payala, an Indian national who worked for Wipro on a L-1B visa as a computer technician.  L-1B visas allow foreign workers [&hellip...
Jun
2015
9

More Like Balk: Suit Claims $4B Retailer Belk Routinely Misclassifies Employees to Avoid Overtime Pay

More Like Balk: Suit Claims $4B Retailer Belk Routinely Misclassifies Employees to Avoid Overtime Pay
  A lawsuit claims that North Carolina-based retailer Belk does not pay overtime to its loss prevention managers, bucking the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  The workers are labeled “administrative employees” by Belk and therefore do not qualify for overtime. During their investigation, lawyers with Fibich, Leebron, Copeland,...
Sep
2014
18

White Collar Crime-and-a-Half: NYT Ed Board Insists Change to Overtime Threshold Must be Made

White Collar Crime-and-a-Half: NYT Ed Board Insists Change to Overtime Threshold Must be Made
  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...
Sep
2014
5

TJ Maxx Misclassified Managers Lawsuit May Only Be the Beginning for Busting Big Retailers

TJ Maxx Misclassified Managers Lawsuit May Only Be the Beginning for Busting Big Retailers
  TJX, the parent company of discount retailer TJ Maxx, is currently facing a lawsuit from their assistant managers who claim they were misclassified in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  Under the FLSA, workers are required to be paid the minimum wage and time-and-a-half for all hours worked over 40 per week [&hellip...
Apr
2014
2

Over 100 Employees Win Back Wages, Overtime in Phoenix Misclassification Settlement

  A Phoenix deli chain has been ordered to pay more than $66,000 in back wages after an investigation by the Department of Labor found improper classification of employees as independent contractors. A bevy of other labor law violations by the chain, City Market Deli, were also uncovered.   The settlement with the DOL’s Wage [&hellip...
Feb
2014
21

Fried: Philly Sports Bar Chain to Pay Largest Wage and Tip Settlement in U.S. History

Fried: Philly Sports Bar Chain to Pay Largest Wage and Tip Settlement in U.S. History
  A popular chain of Philadelphia sports bars will pay a total of $8.5 million to settle the largest wage and tip violation case in the history of the labor department.  Chickie’s and Pete’s, which has a dozen locations in the Delaware Valley, will pay $6.8 million in back pay and damages to 1,100 current [&hellip...
Feb
2014
20

Illinois Contractor to Pay $400,000 in Back Wages Following Misclassification, Overtime Violations

Illinois Contractor to Pay $400,000 in Back Wages Following Misclassification, Overtime Violations
  Following an investigation by the Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division, an Illinois contractor has been ordered to pay nearly $400,000 in back wages and liquidated damages to 96 workers.  Norwood Commercial Contractors Inc. of Bensenville misclassified 16 workers as independent contractors while failing to properly compensate 80...