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With new rules on hold, a refresher on white-collar overtime

01/18/2017
With the new overtime rules most likely dead for the foreseeable future, let’s review the overtime rules that remain in effect, as they have been since 2004.

Trend watch: Could contractors get benefits?

01/12/2017
The state of New York may be about to consider legislation that would create a system of “portable” benefits that would give independent contractors some of the advantages employees have.

NY labor law 2017: Exempt salaries, past pay, police liability

01/11/2017
This month brings timely reminders for busy employers that may have missed important new announcements.

Nursing homes misclassified staff, owe $2M in back pay

01/11/2017
Grand Healthcare System, headquartered in Queens, will pay $2,006,796  to 844 employees in five locations after the company improperly classified the employees as exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Banquet hall dishes more than $300K in back pay, penalties

01/11/2017
An Indian restaurant and banquet hall in Garden City, N.Y., will pay $285,800 in back wages and liquidated damages to 24 workers to resolve allegations it violated the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Buffalo gas stations to pump $84K into employees' pockets

01/11/2017
The owner of three Buffalo area gas stations will pay $84,000 in back pay to 41 employees.

Start 2017 with updated job descriptions

01/05/2017
Are all your employees performing the same tasks as when they were hired? Probably not.

Remind bosses they can be liable for pay violations

01/03/2017
Remind supervisors that under the law, they can be held personally liable for wage-and-hour violations.

Tango Bakery can't dance around OT requirements

12/29/2016
The Department of Labor alleges that Tango Bakery’s owners failed to pay 20 workers $75,218 in overtime pay.

Life Time Fitness pays $976k in back pay in 26 states

12/22/2016
Chanhassan, Minn.-based Life Time Fitness will pay nearly a million dollars in back pay and liquidated damages to resolve charges it violated the Fair Labor Stan­d­­ards Act at fitness centers nationwide.

5th Circuit to hear expedited overtime appeal

12/13/2016
The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has agreed to an Obama administration request to fast-track an appeal of a federal judge’s injunction preventing new overtime rules from taking effect.

Houston strippers to receive $1.1 million for pay violations

12/12/2016
The owners of four adult entertainment clubs in Houston will pay more than $1 million to settle a federal lawsuit filed against them by some of their dancers.

Even very small employers are probably covered by Fair Labor Standards Act

12/12/2016
Any employer that does at least $500,000 worth of business is probably covered by the Fair Labor Standards Aact.

Strip club's stage lease doesn't stop wage lawsuit

12/06/2016
An exotic dancer at Philadelphia’s Gold Club can sue under the Fair Labor Standards Act, following a ruling by a federal appeals court panel.

Obama's DOL going out in wage-and-hour blaze of glory

12/06/2016
In just one week, the Department of Labor secured judgments or negotiated settlements worth $2.2 million.
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