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Law360 Interviews Nicholas Woodfield, Principal of The Employment Law Group®, on Favorable Decision in Collective Action Suit Against Farmers Insurance

July 24th, 2012 · Comments Off

Law360 recently interviewed Nicholas Woodfield, principal at The Employment Law Group® law firm, following a favorable decision in MacGregor, et al. v. Farmers Insurance Exchange, which will allow a collective action lawsuit alleging overtime violations by Farmers Insurance to proceed.  The decision granted conditional certification to a class of property claims representatives who worked for […]

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Farmers Insurance Adjustors Alleging Overtime Pay Violations Win Conditional Class Certification

July 20th, 2012 · Comments Off

On July 20, 2012, Judge David C. Norton of the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, granted conditional certification to a group of Farmers Insurance Exchange (“Farmers”) property claims representatives who alleged that Farmers has a policy that discourages the representatives from accurately reporting their hours in violation of the Fair Labor […]

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Lawyer Monthly Names The Employment Law Group® its 2011 Labor & Employment Law Firm of the Year

December 1st, 2011 · Comments Off

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Tribune Pays Newspaper Promoters $325k to Settle Class Action Lawsuit

August 26th, 2011 · Comments Off

Bankrupt Tribune Co. paid $325,000 to settle an unpaid wages class action lawsuit brought by workers who promoted the amNewYork newspaper for Tribune from 2004 to 2008.  Those workers allege Tribune misclassified them as independent contractors when they were actually employees entitled to minimum wages and overtime payments, among other benefits.  The case is In […]

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Former ADT Employees Win Summary Judgment in FLSA Unpaid Wages Lawsuit

August 8th, 2011 · Comments Off

In Randolph v. ADT Security Services, Inc., Judge Chasanow from the District Court of Maryland granted The Employment Law Group® clients and former ADT Security employees’ Motion for Summary Judgment as to liability against their former employer.  ADT had terminated two commissioned salespeople because they complained to the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation […]

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TELG attorney quoted in Fiscal Times Story on the Misclassification of Employees as Independent Contractors

April 6th, 2011 · Comments Off

Attorney Nicholas Woodfield was quoted in a Fiscal Times story titled Stripper ‘Consultant’ Strikes Back against Boss on the misclassification of employees as independent contractors: “Shortly after the recession started, we started getting calls from people saying, ‘My employer has shifted me to being an independent contractor,’” said Nicholas Woodfield, principal at [T]he Employment Law […]

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Tags: Fair Labor Standards Act · Lost Wages · The Employment Law Group® Law Firm

TELG Principal Lectures on the Misclassification of Employees as Independent Contractors at D.C. Bar CLE

October 5th, 2010 · 8 Comments

On October 26, 2010, Nicholas Woodfield, Principal at The Employment Law Group® law firm, will lecture on the misclassification of employees as independent contractors at the D.C. Bar CLE entitled “Changing Currents in Employment Law 2010: Recent Trends and Developments.” The CLE will focus on the Fair Labor Standards Act, unpaid wage actions, trends in […]

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Nick Woodfield Quoted by Law360 Article on FLSA Retaliation Case

March 31st, 2010 · 2 Comments

On March 26, 2010, Law360 reported on U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland Judge Deborah Chasanow’s denial of the defendant’s motion to dismiss in Randolph v. ADT Sec. Servs., Inc., which we discussed here.  The opinion answers a question of first impression in the Fourth Circuit, holding that the Fair Labor Standard Act’s […]

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TELG Expands Scope of FLSA Retaliation Protection

March 25th, 2010 · 5 Comments

On March 24, 2010, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland Judge Deborah Chasanow denied the defendant’s motion to dismiss in Randolph v. ADT Sec. Servs., Inc..  This case presented an important question of first impression for the Fourth Circuit, namely whether employees, who were compensated with commissions based on sales, could complain to […]

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The Employment Law Group® Law Firm Obtains Favorable Jury Verdict and Damages Award in FLSA Case

April 13th, 2009 · 2 Comments

On April 8, 2009, a federal judge ordered Martin & Gass, Inc. (“M&G”) to pay back pay and damages to a former employee for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).  The order  follows a March 2009 verdict, where the jury found that M&G failed to pay the plaintiff, Charles Alford, overtime wages for […]

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