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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 […]

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 […]

FedEx Misclassification of its Drivers as “Contractors”

CNN has a great article on Federal Express’s intentional practice of misclassifying its drivers as independent contractors in order to save the company from paying overtime, worker’s compensation and unemployment benefits. Transferring a company’s inherent business risks onto its employees is an old practice but it may also be illegal under the Fair Labor Standards Act.  […]

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