Category: Wage & Hour

What Is Wage Theft?

By Ilona Demenina Anderson Employers have a legal obligation to pay their hourly employees for all the hours they work. Some employers find ways to avoid paying wages that are due. Employment lawyers refer to those practices as “wage theft.” “Wage theft” isn’t necessarily a crime. Courts usually view wage theft as a civil matter. Failing [..]

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Should My Employer Pay Me If I Work Off the Clock?

By Ilona Demenina Anderson Hourly employees must be paid for each hour (or fraction of an hour) they work. Some employers insist that their employees clock out at quitting time even if there is more work to be done. Those employers tell employees that they need to finish their work before they leave. They refuse to [..]

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Labor Department Makes It Harder for Employees to Sue Joint Employers

By Ilona Demenina Anderson The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) administers the federal law that governs payment of overtime and minimum wage. Since employers have historically attempted to circumvent wage payment laws, the DOL has rules to administer the wage payment law. From time to time, it issues official interpretations of those rules to guide the [..]

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All about tips and tipping: Rights of employees in retail and service establishments in Florida, and how all this can change

By Ilona Demenina Anderson What Is a Tip? A tip is monetary value given by a customer in recognition of good service rendered by employees in retail and service establishments. It is not the same as a service charge because a service charge is a contractual obligation between the retail and service establishment and the customer. [..]

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