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October 22, 2018. By Jane Mundy.
Nashville, TN: Although the Tennessee economy is doing well with record low unemployment rates, employers in the hospitality industry are having a difficult time attracting workers due to the state’s minimum wage, which is also a common Tennessee labor law issue.Read [ Tennessee Minimum Wage Too Low for Many ]
October 18, 2018. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Victory for Tipped Employees -- Bad News for Tennessee Based Restaurant Chain ]
Nashville, TN: The Ninth Circuit gave the green light last month for bartenders and servers to sue restaurants--including a Tennessee based chain-- for allegedly underpaying them regarding tipping, a violation of the federal and Tennessee labor law. The cases were consolidated on appeal as Marsh v. J. Alexander’s and remanded for further proceedings.
October 12, 2018. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Donning and Doffing in Tennessee – Clothes or Protective Equipment? ]
Nashville, TN: Over the past several years Tennessee has experienced a number of Tennessee labor lawsuits by employees demanding compensation for “donning and doffing” (putting on and taking off) clothing such as uniforms and protective gear before and after their shift.
September 25, 2018. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Cash America Pawn Managers Deserve Overtime, Too ]
Memphis, TN: Misclassifying store managers and assistant managers as exempt to avoid paying overtime is pervasive, particularly in the retail industry. Increasingly, however, employees such as managers at Cash America Pawn are understanding their rights and employers should understand that the potential consequences can be costly.
September 14, 2018. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Employment Attorney Alan Crone Discusses Main Reasons for Overtime Complaints ]
Memphis,TN: “We are seeing an increase in overtime complaints and in turn wage and hour lawsuits, such as the recent Cash America Pawnshop overtime lawsuit,” says employment attorney Alan Crone. Fortunately, the government and attorneys are cracking down on employers who deny employers their rights and they are helping workers to get what they are owed.
August 14, 2018. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Cash America Pawn, or First Cash Management Facing Overtime Lawsuit ]
Memphis, TN: A former Store Manager recently filed an employment complaint against First Cash and Cash America (also known as Cash America Pawn) for unpaid overtime compensation. “We estimate that 1,000 store managers nationwide have been misclassified and eligible for overtime,” says attorney Alan Crone, “and upwards of 3,000 employees may have an overtime claim against Cash America Pawn for violating the Fair Standards Labor Act.”