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Category Archives: Fair Labor Standards Act

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FLSA Class Action Case Against Dollar Tree Goes Forward

Posted in Fair Labor Standards Act, Overtime
The Case On March 7, 2014, Judge Raymond Jackson of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia denied Dollar Tree’s motion for de-certification of a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) class action case involving between 4,000 and 6,000 current and former employees. The lawsuit alleges that Dollar Tree required or permitted its … Continue Reading

Avoiding Liability Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

Posted in Fair Labor Standards Act
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes requirements regarding the compensation of employees working in the private sector and in federal, state and local government positions. To protect employees, the FLSA prohibits retaliation by employers against employees who complain that their rights have been violated.  In the past, the FLSA anti-retaliation provision has applied to … Continue Reading

Are Managers Who Perform Non-Managerial Duties Entitled to Overtime Pay?

Posted in Fair Labor Standards Act, Overtime
The Fair Labor Standards Act requires employers to pay overtime to employees who work more than forty hours in a given week.  The Act provides several exceptions or “exemptions” to the forty hour rule.  If an employee falls under one of these exemptions, they are not entitled to overtime compensation. One exemption that is commonly … Continue Reading

Restaurant Charged $780,000 Due to Wage and Overtime Violations

Posted in Fair Labor Standards Act, Minimum Wage, Overtime
On February 24, Mama’s Pizzeria and Restaurant of Copiague, New York entered into a settlement with the Department of Labor.  In the settlement, Mama’s agreed to pay $780,000 in minimum wage and overtime compensation to 40 employees.   Mama’s was charged with paying employees wages less than the minimum wage and requiring employees to work more than … Continue Reading