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Whether an eager young worker toiling away at your office is an intern or an employee under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a question that has befuddled employers, courts, and regulators for some time. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued new guidance in an attempt to bring clarity to the issue… Read More
When doctors fail to consider treatment a patient is receiving from other physicians or medications taken for unrelated conditions, they can make catastrophic errors that constitute medical malpractice. The human body is a complex, interconnected, and interdependent system. That’s why a medical problem which impacts one aspect of our health should rarely if ever be… Read More
JPMorgan Chase will be writing some hefty checks to a group of its assistant branch managers after it agreed to a $16.7 million settlement in a class action lawsuit against the New York-based banking and financial services behemoth. The managers had alleged that Chase misclassified them as exempt from the overtime protections of the Fair… Read More
A former account manager at T.S. Designs (Burlington T-Shirt) recently filed a lawsuit alleging that she was terminated in retaliation for her inquiries about the company’s wage and hour policies in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and North Carolina wage and hour laws. In her complaint, Cara McCollum alleges that she contacted… Read More
A new lawsuit alleges that Patient Account Representatives (PARs) working are being cheated out of compensation by their employer, Northshore University Healthsystem. According to the class action complaint, the plaintiffs – hourly workers at a Support Call Center in Skokie, Illinois – were denied wages and overtime in violation of the federal Fair Labor Standards… Read More
Garment factories are engaged in rampant wage theft according to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), and it is aggressively investigating and pursuing claims for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). In December 2017, the DOL announced that it had assessed $1.6 million in back wages and liquidated damages against garment facilities throughout… Read More
A federal judge recently decertified a class of plaintiffs in a lawsuit they filed against the New York City Department of Homeless Services for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Five current and former administrative assistants at the department filed the suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New… Read More
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We all want to be good friends and neighbors, which we often do by welcoming others into our homes, especially during the holidays. But when a homeowner’s negligence causes you to suffer injuries – whether you were a guest or not – you may have to file a lawsuit to recover compensation. Here are descriptions… Read More
Small debts can snowball out of control quickly, as late fees and fines accumulate on top of old bills and new bills keep coming in. If you’ve gotten behind on your payments, you may turn to a debt relief agency. These companies promise to help you get out of debt, restore your credit, and get… Read More