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2013-11-10 23:00:05

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. law firm announces the release of its new website, http://www.overtimepaylaws.org as resource on unpaid overtime lawsuits, laws, and overtime attorneys. (PRWEB) November 11, 2013 Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) most employees, who are known as “non-exempt” are required to receive overtime pay for each hour worked over 40 in a single workweek. The overtime rate cannot be less than time and one-half their regular rate of pay. How does a...

2012-08-31 23:01:51

New York Employment Lawyer Marc Rapaport called upon Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney to disavow the Republican Party's longstanding opposition to the enforcement and expansion of overtime protections. According to Rapaport, low-wage employees, who have suffered disproportionately during the economic downturn, deserve vigorous protection of their rights under federal wage and overtime laws. According to Rapaport, in its stalwart opposition of such laws, the Republicans have...

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2011-05-23 10:30:00

Not sure if your employer is paying you correctly for that split weekend shift? Calculating your hours and overtime can certainly be tricky. However, the Department of Labor (DOL) is attempting to ease some of that complexity with a smartphone application that will aid you in tracking your time sheet. The app, called DOL-Timesheet, lets workers calculate regular work hours, break time and overtime pay to create their own wage records. Officials say the information could prove valuable in a...

2009-07-24 10:54:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the minimum wage in Pennsylvania will rise from $7.15 to $7.25 an hour, as current federal law increases the wage for the third and final time. "More than 100,000 Pennsylvania workers will likely benefit from this small but important boost in the minimum wage," said Mark Price, Ph.D., Labor Economist for the Keystone Research Center. "68,000 minimum-wage workers will benefit directly from the 10-cent increase, which for a full-time worker...

2009-07-17 11:36:00

Thirty-Eight States Report Job Losses; National Unemployment at 25-Year High and Teen Summer Job Climate Worst in 60 Years WASHINGTON, July 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Employment Policies Institute (EPI) draws the attention of policy makers to the impending federal minimum wage increase as they 'Countdown to Job Loss' in D.C. newspapers Politico and Roll Call next week. The print and online advertising campaign offers '5 Things You Don't Know About the Minimum Wage' and asks readers...

2008-07-28 15:00:44

By Tesa Culli, Mt. Vernon Register-News, Ill. Jul. 28--CHICAGO -- A class-action lawsuit has been filed against Help at Home, Inc., alleging the company has failed to pay employees the new minimum wage which went into effect on July 1. The lawsuit covers, "All persons employed by defendant as Home Care Assistant and who performed work for defendant on and after July 1, 2008, who did not receive at least $7.75 for each hour worked and for which they were entitled to be paid at least $7.75...

2008-07-24 15:00:03

By David Ball and Amy Moore, The Port Arthur News, Texas Jul. 24--PORT ARTHUR -- The restaurant just opened Tuesday, but already the owners of the new Sonic Drive-in in Port Arthur are having to increase employees' wages. Thursday the U.S. Department of Labor increased the federal minimum wage to $6.55 from $5.85 giving hourly employees 70 extra cents per hour. With this change, employees who are covered by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) cannot be paid less than $6.55...

2008-07-24 12:00:03

A 70 cents per hour jump in the U.S. minimum wage Thursday keeps the national hourly rate lower than many state laws mandate, a policy group said. The Economic Policy Institute said the new federal minimum wage of $6.55 per hour is lower than the rate set by 23 states and the District of Columbia, CNNMoney reported. The new wage still keeps a household of two with one full time worker below the poverty line, the Institute said. This reflects a stark reality in America: In the face of...

2006-08-31 18:12:08

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The California Assembly on Thursday approved a bill to boost the minimum wage to $8 an hour, the highest level in the nation, and sent it to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's desk for signing. The bill, which cleared the Senate on Wednesday, would increase California's minimum wage by $1.25 an hour over the next 16 months to $8 an hour. The Assembly approved the measure on a 43-to-28 vote with 8 members not voting. The increase will come in two steps -- 75 cents...


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