Lately, there appears to be a trend in the workplace to attempt to keep employees retained, happy, and motivated. Many companies offer perks or incentives to make their work environment more attractive. Some employers also provide the option to work remotely or in an...
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Wage theft outpaces all other theft in America
Although many people are aware that wage theft occurs, most do not know just how common it is. In fact, many people mistakenly assume that wage theft is something that rarely happens. And many people naively believe that most instances of wage theft are just mistakes...
Edelson Lechtzin LLP files FLSA Lawsuit against Bostik, Inc.
The Class Action Complaint alleges that Bostik has failed to properly pay employees for time spent dressing in their PPE prior to their shifts and removing this equipment after the end of their shifts. Bostik also requires employees to work long shifts without properly allowing employees to take scheduled meal and rest breaks. The Complaint alleges that these practices violate the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and the Kentucky Wages and Hours Act (“KWHA”).
Is “check splitting” cheating you out of your overtime?
You work hard for your paycheck, and every dollar counts. So it’s distressing when your paycheck doesn’t match your expectations. It’s even more worrisome when you’re sure that worked overtime and some of your work should have been paid at time-and-a-half your regular...
What younger workers should know about Pennsylvania minimum wage
The youth minimum wage in Pennsylvania is $4.25 for the first 90 days of employment. This youth pay rate applies to anyone who is 18 years of age or younger.
Equifax Admits Issuing Millions Of False Credit Scores
Equifax provided incorrect credit reports for roughly 300,000 consumers seeking loans that were off by 25 points or more, and these would-be borrowers may have been wrongfully denied loans. Contact Edelson Lechtzin LLP to learn about your legal rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Who pays processing fees on tips paid by credit cards?
When a customer leaves cash on the table as a tip, there is no processing fee and the worker can simply collect their tip. Generally speaking, only the person who was actually serving that table is allowed to take the tip. But there are cases where the worker may be...
Edelson Lechtzin LLP Files Class Action Against Deceptive Energy Supply Companies
Energy Supply Companies (“ESCOs”) have exploited the deregulation of the retail electricity and natural gas markets by luring consumers into switching electricity and natural gas suppliers using a bait-and-switch pricing scheme designed to deceive reasonable consumers. These companies entice customers into switching to their electricity supply services by offering teaser rates that are initially lower than the local utilities’ market rates. Once the initial rate expires, however, ESCOs typically automatically switch their customers over to its more costly variable rate.
Can You Get Fired for Refusing to Work Overtime
Many employees are surprised to learn that their employer can terminate their employees at will. At-will employment means that either party—the employer or the employee—can terminate the employment relationship at any time or for any reason so long as the reason isn’t illegal. So, to answer the question posed above—yes, your employer can fire you for refusing to work overtime.…
Independent Contractor vs. Employee A Checklist
Independent contractors and employees are treated differently under federal wage and hour laws and regulations. According to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), only employees have the right to be paid a minimum wage and overtime compensation, while an independent contractor does not. Determining whether you are an independent contractor rather than an employee goes beyond the label given by…