Violations of FLSA at Horse Training Facility May Lead to Wage and Hour Lawsuit

Although the world of horse racing may seem glamorous, a recent investigation has revealed that significant workplace violations against a major training facility.  According to filings, the horse racing trainer and his company failed to pay numerous workers what they were entitled to, violating the terms of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the H-2B non-immigrant…

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Is my employer required to pay me for work breaks?

Many employees have questions concerning their right to compensation during breaks – and when they are entitled to paid lunch and work breaks.  Workers may feel disgruntled if they perceive co-workers are getting away with taking more breaks than they are – such as is common when some workers take smoke breaks and others don’t.…

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New Proposed Rule re Joint Employer Liability

If you work at McDonald’s or any other franchise and have a wage and hour claim (i.e. you didn’t receive the overtime compensation you were entitled to), who do you sue?  The franchise you work for down the street, or the corporate office?  In 2015, the joint-employer standard was clarified so that the corporate office…

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Common Wage and Hour Concerns

Employees have several common wage and hour questions, and while some variations exist, it is important to have a basic understanding of your rights. If you have questions, consulting with an experienced Atlanta wage and hour lawyer is encouraged to protect your rights to compensation. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), provides numerous protections, including…

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Is Time Spent at work on Wellness Activities Compensable?

The United States Department of Labor (DOL) has just issued a new opinion letter concerning whether time spent at work on wellness activities in compensable pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). More and more employers are providing wellness programs as incentives to the employees that promote healthier lifestyles and in turn, may reduce…

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FLSA Continues to Evolve

This year, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) celebrates its 80th year since passage. This federal labor law has had a beneficial impact on the work force, especially with respect to minimum wage and overtime pay. Currently, the FLSA provides that all workers earning at least minimum wage, and those non-exempt workers who work in…

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Spending Bill Provides Protections to Tipped Workers

Congress has just passed its new proposed spending bill, which includes a welcome provision protecting restaurant workers ability to keep the tips they earn. The bill sets forth that owners and managers may not retain the tips earned by tipped employees, as many feared when the current administration announced its plans to all employers to share in…

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