Are you a construction worker? Do you work for a construction company? If so, you may not be receiving all the wages you are entitled to. Read this article to learn more about the wage laws, and common wage violations, in the construction industry. Continue reading “Wage and Overtime Laws for Construction Workers”
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) affects most private and public employment and relates to, among other things, overtime pay and minimum wages. The FLSA requires employers to pay covered non-exempt employees at least the federal minimum wage and overtime pay for all hours worked over 40 in a work week. Covered employees must be paid for all hours worked in a workweek as set forth in the bullet points below.
Continue reading “Do you make too much money to be entitled to Overtime under the FLSA? Information on the Highly Compensated Workers Exemption.”
As of July 26, 2012, there have already been 60 more lawsuits (7,064 total) filed under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) than the entire year of 2011. FLSA Lawsuits Article. The biggest increase in claims results from misclassifications. The two major problems areas exist when (1) an employer classifies an individual as an independent contractor when the individual is really and employee, and (2) classifying an employee as “exempt” from minimum and overtime. If you think you may be misclassified, check out the factors and links below.
Continue reading “Are you really an Independent Contractor or “Exempt” from Overtime or Minimum Wage? Lawsuits for Misclassification soar in down economy.”
In a recent case, a federal Court has held the Statute of Limitations tolled while a Motion for Class Certification is pending. Unlike the filing of a Class Action under Rule 23, the filing of a Collective Action does not toll the Statute of Limitations. Therefore, the 2 year (or 3 year if willful) statute of limitations continues to run and unpaid overtime or other violations may “fall off” until the Court tolls the Statute of Limitation or, as this Colorado Court held, a motion for Conditional Certification is filed. Read the Full Article Here.
Thinking about filing a lawsuit against your current or former employer? This article lays out some crucial steps to take before your bring the action. Remember: make sure you put everything in writing. Even if you have a conversation, follow it up with an email to the person summarizing the contents of the conversation. Eliminate he said/she said! Read the Full Article Here.