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4 ways the new overtime rules may affect your paycheck

  In the coming months, millions of employees around the country could learn that they will become newly eligible for overtime pay due to a change in federal rules.   Read full article here   If you’ve been the victim of unpaid overtime call 1-800-917-4000 or submit your information on...

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Source One Staffing to Pay $800,000 to Settle Discrimination Claims

Source One Staffing to Pay $800,000 to Settle Multiple EEOC Discrimination Claims   Among Many Violations, Chicago-Area Staffing Company Assigned Temporary Employees To Clients on the Basis of Sex, Federal Agency Charged.   CHICAGO – A Chicago-area staffing agency will pay $800,000 under a consent decree resolving two discrimination lawsuits...

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70% of employers may not be paying overtime when earned

  The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) reports that approximately 70% of employers are out of compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) classification requirements. The FLSA requires that most employees in the United States be paid at least the federal minimum wage for all hours worked and overtime...

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Federal agency suing Ames restaurants for unpaid wages

      By Melissa Erickson, Associate Editor [email protected]   The U.S. Department of Labor filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the owners of Mongolian Buffet and the now-closed King Buffet in Ames seeking nearly $600,000 in back wages for 38 restaurant employees.   The lawsuit alleges that between March 2012...

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Restaurant manager sues boss for workplace discrimination

April 27, 2015 5:10 PM By LOCAL LABS NEWS SERVICE   A local man brought a lawsuit against an Orleans Parish business for alleged employment discrimination in 2014.   Joseph Trotta filed a lawsuit against Cajun Conti LLC, doing business as Old New Orleans Cookery and Oceana Grill on April 14...

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Overtime rule changes could mean more money for ‘managers’

By Mike Dorning, Bloomberg News April 22, 2015   WASHINGTON —— President Barack Obama is preparing to do what the U.S. economic recovery has been slow to accomplish: raise the wages of millions of Americans.   His administration is drafting new rules on who qualifies for overtime compensation, forcing more businesses...

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Jury awards woman more than $13 million in employment discrimination lawsuit

Federal jury awards woman more than $13 million in employment discrimination lawsuit By JOE MANDAK  Associated Press. First Posted: April 20, 2015 – 4:13 pm. Last Updated: April 20, 2015 – 4:17 pm     An attorney for Sandra Robertson, 48, of German Township, announced the verdict Monday. It was returned by a...

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Saipan dive shop to pay for overtime violation

Saipan dive shop pays workers $20,000 in overtime back wages     (U.S. Department of Labor) — Seashore Saipan, a CNMI company that provides diving tours and dive instruction activities, paid $20,040 in back wages due to five employees for minimum wage and overtime violations under the Fair Labor Standards...

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Company agrees to pay $280K in overtime

  From San Jose Mercury News:   SANTA CLARA – A Santa Clara manufacturing company must pay more than $280,000 in unpaid overtime and civil damages to 38 current and former employees after a federal investigation found widespread wage violations, the U.S. Department of Labor announced Wednesday.     The...

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Planet Fitness Franchisee Settles Discrimination Lawsuit

Owners of the Planet Fitness Ewing (NJ), aka New England Fitness Ewing Inc., agreed yesterday to pay $25,000 to settle a discrimination lawsuit brought by a former employee, according to an announcement from the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office.   Rachel Bronner, who is African-American, worked for Planet Fitness Ewing...

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