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Employers: Do Not Dock Workers’ Pay When They Take Short Breaks

By | February 26th, 2018|Categories: Wage & Hour|Tags: , , , , , |

We like to bring employers simple tips that can head off problems before they start.  Here's one that comes from a recent decision from the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and (yes) the Virgin Islands.  The tip is this: do not dock workers' pay for taking short rest [...]

Good Lawyering Makes a Difference in Wage & Hour Cases

By | September 25th, 2009|Categories: Wage & Hour|Tags: , , |

Mark Tabakman has an interesting post at Wage & Hour Developments & Highlights.  It demonstrates how creative lawyering, combined with common sense on the part of the client, can dispose of a problem quickly and cost-effectively. In a nutshell, the defendant employer (which seems clearly to have violated the Fair Labor Standards Act) was sued [...]

Misclassifying Independent Contractors: New Law Coming?

By | October 15th, 2008|Categories: Employment Law News|Tags: , , , , |

In his World of Work blog Dennis Westlind has an interesting post about a new bill introduced by Senators Kerry, Kennedy, and Obama.  If enacted, it would amend the FLSA and establish severe penalties for calling (and paying) employees as if they were independent contractors. Here's the link. Since Obama is a sponsor, if he [...]

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