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Fort Irwin “Role Players” Filed Suit

The Desert Dispatch reported the following:   Posted Jan. 3, 2016 at 11:14 AM LOS ANGELES — Role players of Middle Eastern ancestry who worked inside fabricated villages located at Fort Irwin National Training Center have accused three military contractors of violating numerous labor laws and forcing them to live...

EEOC Mediation a Good Idea?

Is EEOC Mediation a Good Idea? EEOC mediation is a good idea. 70% of cases that go to EEOC Mediation settle, usually within 100 days of filing charges. EEOC investigations are taking from two to five years. So if you are offered EEOC mediation take it! Mediation is an informal meeting between you...

Home health and personal care aids

Its been a little less than a months since home health and personal care aids were classified as non-exempt from the overtime laws of the FLSA. This change effected nearly two million home health and personal care workers. If you are a home health or personal care aid you should...

Do you get paid for texts and calls after hours?

Does your boss or co-worker call or email you after hours? Are you paid overtime for this time? If you are an hourly employee you should be paid overtime for after-hours work. If you aren’t getting paid the overtime you deserve or have questions, call us at 1-800-917-4000 or submit...

Have you been offered EEOC mediation?

If so, you should agree to go and get a lawyer to go with you. Mediation offered by the EEOC is very successful.70% of cases that go to EEOC Mediation settle, usually within 100 days of filing charges. EEOC investigations are taking from two to five years. So if you are...

Are you an independent contractor? Maybe not.

The Department of Labor (DOL) has recently clarified the issue and stated that most workers really aren’t independent contractors. On July 15, 2015 it issued Administrator’s Interpretation No. 2015-1. In it the DOL says, ““In sum, most workers are employees under the FLSA’s broad definitions.”   Over the years the Courts have...

Overtime case settles for $7,500,000

Ecolab has agreed to settle a class-action claim for overtime violations for its bug-sprayer technicians. The class consists of 580 employers or former employees. Federal Judge, James Donato, has preliminary approved the settlement. $2,000,000 will go to attorneys fees and costs. If you haven’t been paid properly call us at 1-800-917-4000...

Should you get paid overtime for after-hours texts and emails?

Do you get emails, calls or text from your boss or co-workers after-hours? Do you get paid overtime for reading and responding? If you are an hourly, non-exempt employee you should be paid overtime for this work. If you aren’t getting paid the overtime you deserve or have questions, call...

New overtime laws will help many

The current overtime law called the FLSA or Fair Labor Standards Act currently only covers 8% of workers in the U.S. In 1975 the FLSA covered 60% of workers in the U.S. But the Department of Labor has made changes to the law that are out for comment now. They...

What You Need to Know About Genetic Information Discrimination

Most people have heard of discrimination based on race, sex, age, and disability. However, you may not have ever heard of genetic information discrimination unless you have been a victim of this sort of illegal employment practice or know someone who has. There’s a great article about this here If...

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