Some businesses use pay docking and unpaid suspensions as methods of employee discipline when their employees violate their workplace rules. These forms of discipline are problematic when they are used to discipline employees who are statutorily exempt from overtime rules. If your pay has been docked or you have been placed on an unpaid suspension
Parents and expectant mothers in New Jersey are able to take unpaid leave from work under the federal Family Medical Leave Act or the New Jersey parental leave law. Expectant mothers are also protected under state and federal laws that prohibit pregnancy-based discrimination. New Jersey is also a state that has a paid leave program
In order to classify you as an independent contractor or as an exempt employee, your employer must first meet specific criteria. If you are misclassified by your employer, you may be cheated out of money on a daily basis. In many cases, it is obvious that a worker who is classified as an independent contractor
The Fair Labor Standards Act offers multiple benefits to workers within the public and private sectors. Under the law, employees enjoy rights in all aspects of their work. The law regulates the minimum wage, recordkeeping responsibilities and overtime pay. Employers who violate the employment laws may be subjected to criminal and civil penalties. To learn more about your
The Fair Labor Standards Act is a federal law that was enacted in 1938. This law governs wage and hour standards, including the minimum wage, equal pay, overtime rules, child labor and recordkeeping. Under this law, employers must pay employees the established minimum wage for every hour that they work. Eligible employees are also entitled
A majority of U.S. employers are required to pay their eligible employees who work in excess of 40 hours per week overtime pay. When this law was passed during the Great Depression, it was meant to help more people get employment by encouraging employers to hire more workers. Today, overtime pay is treated as a
Court sides with drivers, holds that Werner violated the law. As many of you know, we have been, and continue to, fight very hard for all drivers of Werner. Since 2011, we have been litigating Petrone v. Werner Enterprises. For years, we have worked to convince the courts (and Werner) that Werner fails to pay
The Seventh Circuit holds that FedEx Delivery Drivers are employees, and not independent contractors, of FedEx.
The ruling from the Seventh Circuit has strong implications for drivers working across the United States who have been classified as “independent contractors” and forced to pay for fuel, lease payments, insurance, and other business expenses relating to their work. On July 8th, 2015 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit adopted the
Mortgage loan officers might be now entitled to a 40-hour work week and overtime pay, after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Department of Labor acted within its authority when it reclassified loan officers as non-exempt employees who are eligible for overtime. The ruling stems from a 2010 decision by the Department of Labor to reclassify loan officers.
The United States District Court District of New Jersey preliminarily approved a settlement to pay for alleged violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (the “FLSA”), the New Jersey Wage and Hour Law, and the New Jersey Wage Payment Law. TRENTON, NJ: The settlement resolves a lawsuit that was filed back in 2013 over whether