Category Archives: wage hour

Count The Cost Before Waging The War

  An excellent piec by my Portland, Oregon partner, Rich Meneghello…. When Sun Tzu wrote “The Art of War” in the sixth century B.C., he probably wasn’t thinking about how his advice would apply to employment law litigation in the 21st century, … Continue reading

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Why Isn’t The FLSA Minimum Wage $33 An Hour?

From one of our Fisher & Phillips wage-hour impresarios, John Thompson. Why Isn’t The FLSA Minimum Wage $33 An Hour? U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) recently asked during a Senate committee hearing why the federal Fair Labor Standards Act’s $7.25-per-hour … Continue reading

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Attractive Women! Retaliation Claims! Social Media! Mixed Drinks! In a Wage-Hour Case?

Ok… I admit to sounding like a British tabloid writer.  However, how often can one discuss a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) case set in an upscale bar,  involving allegations of retaliation and threatening social media posts?  I suspect that wage-hour … Continue reading

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The Care and Feeding Of Counsel

My Las Vegas partner, Mark Ricciardi, recently posted the Fourth Part of his Blog on “Ten Reasons to Find a New Labor Employment Attorney.” I respect Mark’s opinions because he maintains some of our most enthusiastic clients. Over the next … Continue reading

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New Service Contracts With the Federal Government Require Employers to Offer Jobs to Displaced Employees of the Previous Employer.

  It was already difficult to understand and comply with Federal Government Contracting Laws, such as Davis-Bacon, Walsh-Healey and the Service Contract Act (SCA).  As of January 18, 2013, employers obtaining service contracts with the Federal Government will be required … Continue reading

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Can I Get In Trouble “Rounding” Employee’s Time?

Is It OK To “Round” An Employee’s Worktime? November 30, 2012 01:00 by John E. Thompson For many years, some employers have chosen to “round” non-exempt employees’ time entries in computing their wages. News items in recent days have reported … Continue reading

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