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    - Abram Kreeger

    Barnes & Noble will pay $200,000 to a group of former cafe workers to resolve claims that it unlawfully denied them overtime pay, as well as $700,000 to cover attorney fees and costs in the four-and-a-half-year-old case, the workers told a Manhattan judge Thursday. The post Health Care Management Co. Settles OT Suit For Almost $1M appeared first on Shavitz Law Group.

    - Abram Kreeger

    Barnes & Noble will pay $200,000 to a group of former cafe workers to resolve claims that it unlawfully denied them overtime pay, as well as $700,000 to cover attorney fees and costs in the four-and-a-half-year-old case, the workers told a Manhattan judge Thursday. The post Bankrupt Hertz Reaches Settlement On $48M Overtime Suit appeared first on Shavitz Law Group.

    - Gregg I. Shavitz

    In its last weeks, the Trump administration adopted regulations which would make it easier for workers to be classified as independent contractors.  Those regulations never took effect. Now the Biden administration has rejected them, opting instead to keep the economic realities test. The proposed but not implemented regulations would have allowed employers to exempt themselves … Continue reading "Biden Administration Rejects Attempt to Change Independent Contractor Rules and Leaves Economic Realities Test In Place" The post Biden Administration Rejects Attempt to Change Independent Contractor Rules and Leaves Economic Realities Test In Place appeared first on Shavitz Law Group.

    - Camar Jones

    It is common for employees to have company-issued email addresses and computers from their employers — which has especially been the case during the coronavirus pandemic when many employees are working from home.  This raises an important question: should an employee have an expectation of privacy when they use their company-issued computers or email addresses … Continue reading "Employment Myths: The Contents of Company-Issued Email Accounts are Private" The post Employment Myths: The Contents of Company-Issued Email Accounts are Private appeared first on Shavitz Law Group.

    - Abram Kreeger

    Barnes & Noble will pay $200,000 to a group of former cafe workers to resolve claims that it unlawfully denied them overtime pay, as well as $700,000 to cover attorney fees and costs in the four-and-a-half-year-old case, the workers told a Manhattan judge Thursday. The post Casey’s Store Managers Get OK for Collective Cert. OT Suit appeared first on Shavitz Law Group.

    - Christine Duignan

    The common misconception that all salaried employees are not eligible for overtime is a hard one to overcome. Two factors determine whether a salaried manager is entitled to overtime: (1) the amount of the salary; and (2) the primary duties. Focusing on the first requirement – called the salary-basis test — several states raised the … Continue reading "More Salaried “Managers” Are Eligible for Overtime" The post More Salaried “Managers” Are Eligible for Overtime appeared first on Shavitz Law Group.

    - Christine Duignan

    Employers typically are permitted to take a “tip-credit” for tipped employees. This allows employers to pay employees who receive tips to pay less than the federal or state mandated minimum wage. However, employers cannot take advantage of the tip credit for all work performed by tipped employees. Employers frequently require restaurant servers to spend significant … Continue reading "“Sidework” by Tipped Employees = Full Minimum Wage!" The post “Sidework” by Tipped Employees = Full Minimum Wage! appeared first on Shavitz Law Group.

    - Michael Palitz

    Employees who are the victims of unfair wage practices often wonder how much they can claim in damages.  Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, which is a federal law that applies to minimum and overtime wage claims, employees can sue for claims arising within the past two years.  If an employee can prove that the … Continue reading "Not Paid Overtime Wages? How Far Back Can You Sue For Damages?" The post Not Paid Overtime Wages? How Far Back Can You Sue For Damages? appeared first on Shavitz Law Group.

    - Abram Kreeger

    Barnes & Noble will pay $200,000 to a group of former cafe workers to resolve claims that it unlawfully denied them overtime pay, as well as $700,000 to cover attorney fees and costs in the four-and-a-half-year-old case, the workers told a Manhattan judge Thursday. The post Barnes & Noble Will Pay 910K To End Cafe Workers’ OT Suit appeared first on Shavitz Law Group.

    - Christine Duignan

    For tipped employees – one of the groups who have been disproportionately negatively impacted by COVID-19 remedial measure – the law surrounding what is considered a “tip” is critical to their compensation. There is a growing trend for restaurants, cafes, and bars to charge customers mandatory gratuities (usually around 20%), similar to service fees charged … Continue reading "Mandatory Gratuities Are Not Tips, But May Be Considered Commissions" The post Mandatory Gratuities Are Not Tips, But May Be Considered Commissions appeared first on Shavitz Law Group.

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