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August 9, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Woodland Hills,Under California law, most caregivers must be paid overtime when working 24-hours shifts. Judging from the number of inquiries to LawyersandSettlements from home care attendants, this law is confusing.Read [ California Caregivers - Attorney Discusses Whether You Qualify for Overtime ]
April 15, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Los Angeles, CA: Everyone working in the “shared economy” is likely waiting the outcome of the Lyft litigation with baited breath. Attorney Todd Scherwin explains that, if drivers have been misclassified, employers will be on the hook for California overtime and benefits - and it will cost the consumer.Read [ Lyft: The Jury’s Still Out ]
June 27, 2015. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Automatic Clock-Out Spells Potential California Overtime Lawsuit ]
Sacramento, CA Employers who have in place automatic clock-out to monitor when employees begin and finish their shift and take meal breaks could be facing a California overtime lawsuit. Attorney Ben Stewart says that “auto clock-out” is prevalent in lots of businesses and the system is increasingly abused, to the detriment of workers.
April 21, 2015. By Heidi Turner.
Read [ California Employment Attorney: “Everyone’s Time Is Valuable” ]
Lancaster, CA A growing area of unpaid wages litigation includes off-the-clock work such as donning and doffing safety gear. Employees in California who are required to put on and take off protective gear for their shift and are not paid for their time may be eligible to file an unpaid wages lawsuit against their employer. Kitty Szeto, attorney at R. Rex Parris Law Firm, says employee time is valuable time that should be properly compensated by employers.
August 9, 2012. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Attorney Explains California Overtime and Inside Sales Employees ]
Sacramento, CA If you are an inside sales worker and have worked more than 40 hours a week, you may be entitled to California overtime. Further, if you are salaried, collect commissions and have been paid overtime, it is possible that your employer miscalculated your overtime rate, according to attorney Allen Vaught at Baron and Budd law firm.
May 24, 2011. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ "Limo Drivers Eligible for California Overtime," Says Attorney ]
San Mateo, CA Limo drivers in California and other states, such as Nevada, are not getting paid overtime because their employers have classified them as exempt. However, attorney Mark Thierman filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of Las Vegas limousine drivers against Bell Trans, Nevada's largest limousine company, alleging failure to pay minimum wage and overtime. Thierman says limo drivers in California are also misclassified and are therefore eligible for California Overtime pay.
October 1, 2010. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Attorney Discusses Best Buy Overtime Settlement ]
New York, NY Former and current Best Buy employees are finally getting properly compensated for overtime. "We filed a class action lawsuit in Pennsylvania and another in New York relating to Best Buy's failure to compensate their employees for hours worked," says attorney Gerald Lawrence of Lowey Dannenberg Cohen & Hart, P.C. "Best Buy has reached monetary settlements for both suits and has agreed to change their practices."
May 25, 2010. By Brenda Craig.
Read [ Homecare Nurses Sue Gentiva ]
Washington, DC Home healthcare provider Gentiva has been hit with an overtime lawsuit alleging its compensation plan shortchanges its thousands of nurses and physiotherapists across the US. "It is an unusual pay scheme," says attorney Christine Webber, who filed the suit on behalf a group of nurses from North Carolina and New York State. "Certain activities are done on an hourly basis; other activities are on a fee basis, other activities they don't count at all."
April 22, 2009. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Hidden Overtime: Interview with Wage and Hour Lawyer Greg Jones ]
Willmington, NC Wage and Hour lawyer Greg Jones says that many people are unaware of overtime laws; they don't realize that issues such as donning and doffing or unpaid meal periods may constitute overtime. "Most people think of overtime as working more than 40 hours a week, but there are other types of overtime that aren't apparent, and a lot of these employees are getting screwed," says Jones.
February 21, 2009. By Heidi Turner.
Read [ Two Overtime Attorneys Weigh In ]
New York, NY: If your employer has been forcing you to work overtime without any extra pay for those hours, it is possible that your employer is breaking the law. Attorneys Christopher Gray, of the Law Office of Christopher J. Gray, PC, and Louis Burke, of Louis F. Burke, PC, currently represent clients who have been denied proper overtime pay. They are determined to ensure that these employees are properly compensated for the hours they work.
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