The Fifth Circuit’s decision in Novick v. Shipcom emphasizes the importance of paying overtime when it is due, and provides a useful lesson on the importance of liquidated damages in FLSA cases.
I often receive calls from employees complaining about illegal deductions from their wages. Under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA“), deductions from paychecks are generally illegal if they bring your actual hourly wage below the minimum wage – that …
The Stiegler Law Firm represents worker in lawsuit for unpaid wages against the Cenikor Foundation in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
The Department of Labor has (finally) released its updated proposed increase to the minimum FLSA salary basis for overtime exemptions. 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.
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.