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Pregnant & Working: Does Your Employer Have to Accommodate You?

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) just published new guidance that supports broad protections for pregnant women: EEOC Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues, No. 915.003 (July 14, 2014). Read More

Employers Can’t Shorten Time Limitations For Federal Wage Claims

Posted on July 6, 2014 in Wages, Overtime & Commissions
In an important decision for employees, the Court in Boaz v. FedEx Cust. Info. Serv. held that an employer cannot shorten the limitations period for a worker to sue under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) for owed overtime and/or the minimum wage. Read More

Double Damages Now Recoverable Under Maryland Wage and Hour Law

Posted on May 28, 2014 in Wages, Overtime & Commissions
On May 5, 2014, Governor O’Malley signed an important bill, Senate Bill 331, which, in addition to raising the minimum wage, amends the current Maryland Wage and Hour Law to allow for double damages. Read More

Maryland's Minimum Wage Is on the Rise

Posted on May 20, 2014 in Wages, Overtime & Commissions
On May 5, 2014, Governor O’Malley signed an important bill, Senate Bill 331, which will raise the minimum wage over the next two years. Read More

Maryland’s Lien for Unpaid Wages Law

Posted on March 12, 2014 in Wages, Overtime & Commissions
Maryland’s Lien for Unpaid Wages Law, effective October 1, 2013, offers employees a new tool to obtain owed wages. Read More

Philly Restaurant Hit Big Time For Wage Violations

Posted on March 6, 2014 in Wages, Overtime & Commissions
The creator of the 'Pete's Tax' is in hot water. Chickie’s and Pete’s, a popular chain of sports bars based in Philadelphia, tried to impose a minimum wage for servers - and illegally collected worker's wages in a 'tip pool.' Read More

Employee Rights: Salary and Overtime Pay

Posted on February 21, 2014 in Employee Rights, Wages, Overtime & Commissions
The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) defines the term, “employ” in part as to “suffer or permit to work.” This means that employees must be paid for work they were required to perform. Read More

Restaurants: Common Overtime & Wage Violations

Posted on February 10, 2014 in Wages, Overtime & Commissions
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the federal law, provides rules on overtime, the minimum wage and tip credits can provide significant monetary damages for workers cheated out of their wages. Read More
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