Labor and Employment (page 2)

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Did Daylight Savings Time Affect Your Pay?

When Daylight Saving Time ends in autumn, we “fall back” and set our clocks back by one hour. The change takes place as midnight strikes (or, if you want to get technical, right after 11:59 p.m.). Once we hit midnight at the end of daylight savings, the clock jumped back to 11 p.m. However, when

  • Labor and Employment
  • Nov 8, 2019
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How USERRA Protects Veterans' Employment

Veterans work hard to serve their country. When they come home, their country should serve them. In part, that’s why USERRA exists. USERRA is the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994, and it sets forward several laws regarding service members’ employment when they

  • Labor and Employment
  • Oct 30, 2019

Walmart Might Be Discriminating Against Female Workers

Walmart is no stranger to lawsuits. It has been sued for [corruption](, [product “segregation”](

  • Labor and Employment
  • Sep 19, 2019
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Do Employees Need to Work During a Natural Disaster?

When there’s a natural disaster on the way — whether it’s a flood, blizzard, tornado, or hurricane — going into work might be your last thought. However, a lot of employees are called into work during perilous weather conditions. You don’t want to get fired, but you don’t want to risk your life,

  • Labor and Employment
  • Sep 6, 2019
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How Florida Teachers Are Cheated Out Of Their Bonuses

Today, Morgan & Morgan has filed a class action lawsuit against the Florida Department of Education, representing teachers who were part of the

  • Labor and Employment
  • Jul 16, 2019
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How Pizza Delivery Drivers Get Cheated Out of Wages

Anyone might be a pizza delivery driver — a teenager, a college student, a retiree. It could be a side gig or full-time work. And because pizza vendors are so varied, these employees might be treated and managed very differently. Since most chains are franchised, mistreatment of delivery drivers

  • Labor and Employment
  • Jun 19, 2019
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How Day Rates Keep FedEx Drivers From Overtime

When you’re on the road, things happen. There’s a crash, or construction, or dangerous weather. What might be an 8-hour workday becomes a 10-hour day just like that. But still, you’re paid the same. Day rates account for the time you’re supposed to be driving; not the time you actually spend

  • Labor and Employment
  • May 28, 2019
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5 Facts About Stripper Minimum Pay Wage Laws

The adult entertainment industry is huge, and like all industries, sometimes it’s so big that it’s hard to know when you’re being treated fairly. [If you’re an exotic dancer, stripper, or adult performer,](labor-and-employment-lawyers/exotic-dancers-strippers/) your club or boss might do things

  • Labor and Employment
  • Mar 20, 2019
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Are Delivery Drivers Exempt From Overtime? The Rules Explained.

There are numerous ways in which employers [might cheat workers of wages](/blog/the-most-common-forms-of-wage-theft-and-what-you-can-do-to-fight-back/) they’re owed, but among the most common offenses are unpaid overtime wages or a lack of proper reimbursement. Some workers don’t even know that

  • Labor and Employment
  • Jan 31, 2019

Fair Labor Standards Act Is Still Important; Let’s Keep It That Way

Lawmakers passed the [Fair Labor Standards Act](/overtime-attorneys/flsa/) 80 years ago, but it remains one of the most important pieces of legislation in the nation's history. Prior to 1938 there were no wide-ranging standards for child labor, minimum wage, a 40-hour work week, or overtime. The

  • Labor and Employment
  • Jun 25, 2018
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After Years of Sexual Harassment, Former WXYZ-TV Reporter Says “No More”

A former reporter in [Michigan](/southfield/) has filed a $100 million dollar federal lawsuit against her previous employer, Scripps Media, Inc. (d/b/a “WXYZ-TV”), alleging years of [sexual harassment and workplace retaliation](/labor-and-employment-lawyers/discrimination/). Tara Edwards worked

  • Labor and Employment , Firm News
  • Mar 8, 2018
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Who's Hurt When Wage Laws Aren't Enforced? Everyone

The push for fair wages continues on. Local minimum wage movements and larger national coalitions like the Fight for $15 show no sign of slowing down, especially with the 2018 midterms — and the possibility of Congress raising the federal minimum wage for the first time in 10 years — looming.

  • Labor and Employment
  • Mar 6, 2018

Morgan & Morgan Recognized for Handling More Employment Cases Than Any Other Firm

Morgan & Morgan’s [labor & employment group](/labor-and-employment-lawyers/) has been recognized for handling the most labor and employment cases among plaintiffs' firms over the past five years, showing our profound dedication to helping workers seek justice after suffering wage theft,

  • Labor and Employment , Firm News
  • Mar 5, 2018
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The Law That Makes Paying Workers with Disabilities As Little as ‘Pennies an Hour’ Perfectly Legal

When the Fair Labor Standards Act was established in 1938, the United States was in the midst of the worst economic and labor crisis in the nation’s history. Child labor was rampant, workers’ hours frequently reached 100 hours each week, and employers paid meager wages to workers. President

  • Labor and Employment , Disability Rights
  • Jan 30, 2018

3 Court Rulings from 2017 You Should Know About

This was a big year for court rulings in a variety of legal fields, but here are three that have had a particularly noteworthy affect on the lives of the people in our communities. They had an impact on [employees' ability to earn compensation](/overtime-attorneys/) for every hour worked, on

  • Consumer Alerts , Labor and Employment , Accident and Injury
  • Dec 29, 2017