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Popular Pizza Restaurant Settles with US DOL

From the Atlanta Business Chronicle: The owner of a popular Atlanta pizzeria accused of cheating workers out of pay for years and threatening them if they cooperated with a federal investigation into his business conduct has agreed to pay 60 employees a total of $329,445 for violating their wage rights under the Fair Labor Standards […]

Understanding Georgia Wage Disputes

Wage disputes arise in a variety of situations. When an employer fails to pay an employee the wages or overtime they expect, those employees have recourse under employment law. When a union is collectively bargaining with an employer and a wage dispute arises, this fall under a branch of employment law known as “labor law.” […]

New Statistics Show a Rise in FLSA and FMLA Employment Lawsuits

2014 saw a jump in the number of filings under both the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Family Medical Leave Act. This increase is attributed to multiple factors, including increased awareness of the rights of employees who have been subjected to unlawful actions by employers. During the 2014 calendar year, 8,086 Fair Labor Standards […]

Department of Labor Proposes Dramatic Changes to the Salary Test in overtime Exemption Questions.

By Michael A. Caldwell: The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has proposed new regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) that will dramatically increase the number of employees who must be paid overtime. Up until now, employees who earned a “genuine salary” $455.00 per week (or $23,660.00 per year) could qualify as exempt if […]

Georgia Wage and Hour Law Blog Begins in 2012

Charles R. Bridgers : December 30, 2011 6:04 pm DCBF represents employers and employees in FLSA cases involving overtime, minimum wage, off-the-clock work, mis-classifications  and other wage and hour employment disputes. In 2012, our goal is to provide you with useful information to both comply with and enforce this law. Charles Bridgers

Tipped Employees May be Entitled to $7.25 Minimum Wage When they Spend >20% on Non-Tipped Activities

Charles R. Bridgers : January 31, 2012 10:14 am The U.S. Supreme Court recently denied certiorari from an Eighth Circuit decision in Gerald Fast v. Applebee’s International, 10-1725 (8th Cir. 2011). In Fast, the Court approved a Department of Labor interpretation (Chapter 30d of its Field Operations Handbook (.pdf)) that states: Reg 531.56(e) permits the […]

Twelve Common Errors in Overtime Pay: Misclassification

Kevin D. Fitzpatrick, Jr. : February 20, 2012 12:56 pm The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, record-keeping and youth employment standards for workers in the private sector and government.  Covered non-exempt workers are entitled to overtime pay of at least 1.5 times regular pay if they work more than 40 […]

Dionne II Clarifies Earlier Eleventh Circuit Ruling

Charles R. Bridgers : February 21, 2012 9:32 pm In the summer of 2011, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals decided Dionne v. Floormasters Enterprises, Inc., 647 F.3d 1109 (11th Cir. 2011) (Dionne I) Dionne I was read by some defense counsel (and judges) to allow a Defendant to moot an FLSA case at any […]

Twelve Common Errors in Overtime Pay: Salaried Employees

Kevin D. Fitzpatrick, Jr. : February 23, 2012 12:57 pm The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, record-keeping and youth employment standards for workers in the private sector and government.  Covered non-exempt workers are entitled to overtime pay of at least 1.5 times regular pay if they work more than 40 […]

Twelve Common Errors in Overtime Pay: Compensatory Time

Kevin D. Fitzpatrick, Jr. : February 26, 2012 1:02 pm The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, record-keeping and youth employment standards for workers in the private sector and government.  Covered non-exempt workers are entitled to overtime pay of at least 1.5 times regular pay if they work more than 40 […]

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