The Fifth Circuit denied an employer’s motion to compel arbitration for the simplest reason – the employer never signed the contract. Click to learn more.
Carley v. Crest Pumping, a recent decision from the Fifth Circuit, addresses the Motor Carrier Exemption and the meaning of Gross Vehicle Weight Rating. Click to learn more.
A recent provision in the 2018 federal omnibus budget act changed the rules for tip pools under the FLSA. Click to learn more.
Employers are required to pay overtime to anyone who works more than 40 hours in a week. But what about companies who offer comp time instead? Unless you work for a government agency, comp time arrangements are illegal and violate your right to overtime pay under federal law.
Many restaurants force waiters and bartenders to enter into a tip pool to share their tips with other employees. But a tip pool violates federal law if it includes back of house employees. Click to learn more.
A law firm secretary recently won over $120,000 in an overtime lawsuit against a former employer. Many companies fail to pay their receptionist or secretary overtime as required by law. Click to learn more.
Most employees are eligible for 12 weeks of medical leave under the FMLA. But other laws sometimes allow employees to take additional medical leave, even after FMLA rights expire. Click to learn more.
Can companies pay overtime based on pay periods, rather than workweeks? Under the federal FLSA, the answer is no – and stiff penalties may apply. click to learn more.
Phone calls to an attorney are confidential and privileged, even if you chose not to hire that lawyer. Click to learn more
Employees may hesitate to complain about unpaid overtime or wages for fear of retaliation. The FLSA retaliation provision provides strong protections to employees who raise complaints about their wages. Click to learn more.