Tag Archives: overtime pay regulations

Will Home Care Workers Finally Get FLSA Protection?

Under the current version of the Fair Labor Standards Act (the “FLSA”), workers that provide companionship services, including home health care workers, are exempt from wage and overtime compensation requirements (the “companionship exemption”).  On December 15, 2011, the United States … Continue reading

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Rewarding Wage Theft

Many banquet halls and catering establishments require customers to pay an additional “service charge,” often around 20 % of the total cost.  Can the establishments simply pocket the money or does this “service charge” belong to the servers?  In New … Continue reading

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Informal Conversations with Department of Labor are Insufficient to Avoid Liquidated Damages in Class Action

In McLean v. Garage Management Corp., Judge Denise Cote of the Southern District of New York reaffirmed the high standards an employer must meet in order to avoid liquidated damages under the Fair Labor Standards Act–holding that lessons learned from a previous … Continue reading

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