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Number of California Social Workers Suing for Overtime Pay Could Rise

Number of California Social Workers Suing for Overtime Pay Could Rise August 24, 2013. By Gordon Gibb.
Ventura County, CA While an honest day’s pay for an honest day’s work is what most Americans are entitled to and can reasonably expect, adherence to overtime pay laws can be murky. That’s because in some sectors overtime pay can be subject to interpretation, and as such, employers with a bent on keeping as much of their bottom line for themselves will conveniently interpret overtime laws to align with their own position, stiffing employees in the process. All too often, employees have little choice but to turn to the courts for justice and their overtime pay packets.
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Fired Nurse Launches Ohio Employment Lawsuit

Fired Nurse Launches Ohio Employment Lawsuit August 17, 2013. By Gordon Gibb.
Columbus, OH An operating room nurse who was fired following a failed kidney transplant operation has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit under Ohio Employment and federal laws. The plaintiff, Melanie Lemay, was a 30-year employee with the University of Toledo Medical Center (UTMC) when she was let go following a paid administrative leave.
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California Overtime Law: Money Earned Is Money Earned

California Overtime Law: Money Earned Is Money Earned August 16, 2013. By Heidi Turner.
Anaheim, CA Employees who are not exempt from California overtime pay should be paid time-and-a-half for their hours worked in excess of 40 hours in a week. That is what overtime pay laws state. Unfortunately, employees are often classified as exempt from overtime pay, or their duties off the clock are not classified as “time spent working” so employees find themselves giving up more and more of their time for less and less pay.
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Maxim Healthcare Facing Second Unpaid Overtime Class Action Lawsuit

Maxim Healthcare Facing Second Unpaid Overtime Class Action Lawsuit August 13, 2013. By Lucy Campbell.
Atlanta, GA: Maxim Healthcare is facing an unpaid overtime lawsuit filed by a salaried healthcare recruiter working from a Maxim office. The lawsuit contends that the plaintiff and those similarly situated were denied overtime compensation after working in excess of 40 hours a week throughout their employment performing no-exempt work, in direct violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
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New York State Cracks Down on Illegal Internet Payday Loans

New York State Cracks Down on Illegal Internet Payday Loans August 11, 2013. By Gordon Gibb.
Albany, NY Payday lending is already illegal in New York State, as it is in more than a dozen other states in the US. But that hasn’t stopped a myriad of Internet payday lenders from attempting to circumvent state laws by plying their trade online. What online payday lenders may not realize, or perhaps don’t care to know, is that Internet payday loans are just as illegal as making a payday loan in person, in the State of New York.
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Firing “At-Will” Not the End of the Story

Firing “At-Will” Not the End of the Story August 8, 2013. By Heidi Turner.
New Rochelle, NY Even in at-will states, there is room for a wrongful termination complaint if the fired employee was terminated as a result of discrimination or was terminated in violation of several laws. New York employment law and federal employment law allow an employee to file a New York employment lawsuit if the firing violated federal or New York labor laws.
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Home Health Care Workers Qualify for California Overtime

Home Health Care Workers Qualify for California Overtime August 8, 2013. By Jane Mundy.
Sacramento, CA Home health care workers are increasingly in demand - this occupation is the second top-growth occupation in the State of California. But health aide workers are seldom paid California overtime or minimum wage, which likely puts them at the bottom of a “most desirable” occupation list.
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ERISA Lawsuits Filed following Striking of DOMA

ERISA Lawsuits Filed following Striking of DOMA August 2, 2013. By Heidi Turner.
Chicago, ILERISA lawsuits have been filed in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s ruling striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). The act, which was struck down in the lawsuit of Edith Windsor, has paved the way for lawsuits, including ERISA lawsuits, to be filed across the United States, as people in same-sex marriages fight for their right to spousal benefits.
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Apple Faces California Overtime Lawsuit

Apple Faces California Overtime Lawsuit August 1, 2013. By Heidi Turner.
San Francisco, CA Apple Inc. may be known for its high-tech gadgets and its Apple stores, but it may soon be known for a lawsuit alleging violations of overtime laws. The lawsuit, filed by employees in California and New York, alleges employees were not properly given overtime pay for all the duties they performed as part of their job.
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Oil & Gas Workers Win Wage & Hour Back Pay Victory

Oil & Gas Workers Win Wage & Hour Back Pay Victory July 31, 2013. By Lucy Campbell.
Washington, DC Morco Geological Services Inc., doing business as Morco Geological, has agreed to pay $595,737 in back wages to 121 current and former mud logging technicians following an investigation by the US Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division, which found violations of the minimum wage, overtime and record-keeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
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