Should you get paid to put on your Mickey Mouse costume?

In late July a Disney employee filed a lawsuit alleging that the company was violating the FLSA by not paying employees for the time it took them to put on their uniforms. This is an area that falls under the “doffing and donning” rules in the FLSA that have been litigated numerous times. The Supreme …

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Generosity in pay does not relieve an employer from overtime obligations

In a case in Pennsylvania, that may have national implications, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has reversed a prior District Court decision and said that the DuPont companies owes workers overtime despite the company’s generosity in other areas pay. The situation The workers at a DuPont plant regularly worked 12 hour …

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The Supreme Court Decides on the FLSA and We Listen

Many of you probably already know this as the law firms jumped on this decision right away. There had been a lot of press about the Amazon workers complaining they were not getting paid for the time it took them to go through security at the end of their shifts. They filed a lawsuit and …

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Pay Violations cost American Workers $50 BILLION per year

You read that right! That is $50 Billion, with a “B”, that American workers are losing on an annual basis. A study by the Economic Policy Institute shows that American employers fail to pay their workers properly, with the resulting loss of this magnitude. Wage Theft In some circles these pay violations are considered to …

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Supreme Court to decide on the Definition of “Clothes”

  If you are like me you looked at that headline and said “What?” or “Really?” Can’t we accomplish that with a dictionary? The answer to that question is apparently not. So the SCOTUS will decide an issue that has been argued in many courts in the past 20 years.The irony is that we will …

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