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Obama Overtime Rule is Invalidated
On August 31, a federal judge hearing the case challenging the validity of the Obama Administration’s controversial new overtime regulation ruled that the key provisions were unlawful.  The regulations, developed in 2016, had nearly doubled the salary level required to qualify a worker for an exemption from overtime (the Fair Labor Standards...
Assistant GMs at Wawa Sue for Overtime in NJ, PA
CAMDEN, NJ – In late January 2017, four (4) former Wawa employees filed a proposed class-action lawsuit contending the firm improperly denied overtime pay to some workers at its convenience stores.  The men contend Wawa’s pay practices for assistant general managers (AGMs) violate federal and state laws in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Mar...
Federal judge puts new DOL Salary rules on hold
On November 22, 2016, a federal judge in the Eastern District of Texas granted a motion that temporarily bars the regulations from going into effect nationwide (State of Nevada et al. v. U.S. Department of Labor, Civil Action No. 4:16-cv-00731-ALM). The injunction is expressly nationwide in scope, including and applying to states that did not......
Improper uniform deductions, tip sharing and unpaid OT at Metro Diner
An investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division’s Jacksonville District Office found that Windy City Doc Holding LLC, doing business as Metro Diner, violated minimum wage and overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.  The Wage and Hour complaint identified three violations.  First, Metro Diner made imprope...
Paying all Workers only fixed salaries leads to $424k back wage settlement
An Orlando based plastic recycling company agreed to pay $424,000 in back wages to almost 200 employees after a Department of Labor investigation alleged violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  The investigation revealed that Ravago Americas LLC failed to pay overtime to employees and failed to record and track employee work time.  Th...
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