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E-Trade Agrees to Pay $1.5 Million to Settle Overtime Suit Claiming Employee Misclassification

February 27th, 2012 · Comments Off

On February 23, 2012, E-Trade Financial Corp. agreed to pay a $1.5 million settlement to resolve claims by a proposed class of company relationship managers who accused E-Trade of violating the Fair Labor Standards Act by refusing to pay them overtime. The plaintiffs filed a motion in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District […]

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Vitamin Shoppe Settles Lawsuit Alleging Company Promoted Employees to Manager to Avoid Paying Overtime Wages

January 9th, 2012 · Comments Off

Last week, health supplement retailer Vitamin Shoppe Industries Inc. (“Vitamin Shoppe”) settled the final portion of a class action lawsuit which had alleged that the company mislabeled many of its store clerks as managers in an attempt to avoid paying them overtime wages. The settlement involves an agreement between Vitamin Shoppe and the suit’s lead […]

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Department of Labor Rule Change to Provide Minimum Wage and Overtime Protection to 2 Million In-Home Care Workers

December 21st, 2011 · Comments Off

Last week the Obama administration unveiled a proposal to extend minimum wage and overtime protections to approximately two million home health aides and other in-home care providers. The Department of Labor released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that includes proposed changes to the companionship and live-in worker regulations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). […]

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