Wage and Hour Violations on the Rise: What Are My Rights?

It’s no secret that the current economic downturn has affected everyone – especially employers who are looking for ways to save money. Unfortunately, some employers are violating the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) in the process. So, what are your rights and can you fight back without losing your job?

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Wage and Hour Lawyer Explains FLSA Claims and FLSA Lawsuits

If you’re job has been misclassified or your employer has denied overtime and you’re thinking about filing a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) lawsuit, it’s important to understand how FLSA lawsuits are filed and what information your wage and hour lawyer needs to investigate your FLSA claim or FLSA lawsuit. Our wage and hour lawyer tells you what you need to know.

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Wage-And-Hour Lawsuit Filed Against Dick’s Sporting Goods

Employees at Dick’s Sporting Goods, one of the nation’s largest sporting goods stores, say that the retail giant forced them to work overtime and off-the-clock without pay and unlawfully deducted money from their paychecks. They’ve filed a class-action wage-and-hour lawsuit to get that money back – and thousands of Dick’s employees may be affected.

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Can my employer dictate when employees take a rest break?

In most jurisdictions, an employer has the right to determine when and where employee breaks take place. Federal law does not require that employees be given rest break opportunities, but as of 2011, nine states require breaks. These include California, Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, Minnesota, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont and Washington. These states have minimum rest break requirements that apply to private sector employees in varying ways.

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