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Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 31 Jan 2013

Household cleaners and maids protected by the Fair Labor Standards Act

In a matter of first impression, the Northern District of Illinois determined that maids and house cleaners employed by third parties are protected

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Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 17 Dec 2012

New Jersey moving towards heightened penalties for wage and hour violations

The New Jersey Assembly Budget Committee has approved legislation to enhance penalties and sanctions against employers who illegally withhold wages and benefits from employees.

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Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 28 Nov 2012

Why employers should be weary about deducting housing costs from employees' pay

The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) has recovered $213,000 in back wages for 1,028 foreign students who were employed at a plant owned by Hershey Co.

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Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 31 Aug 2012

The Fifth Circuit enforces private settlement of claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act

Several months ago, an employer asked me why settlements under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) are typically accessible to the public.

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Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 27 Jul 2012

Xerox company pays employees millions for a few minutes each day

Affiliated Computers Services, Inc. (“ACS”), a company owned by Xerox, has agreed to settle a wage and hour dispute with call center employees for $4.5 million.

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Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 6 Jun 2012

The Department of Labor cleans out car wash in settlement for illegal deductions

The United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) has announced that Viza Wash LLP, a San Antonio car wash, has agreed to pay $246,438 in unpaid minimum wages and overtime pay.

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Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 4 May 2012

The Northern District of Alabama finds that Mercedes' employees are too well paid to sue for overtime

On Monday, the Northern District of Alabama dismissed sixteen (16) individuals from a federal overtime lawsuit against Mercedes-Benz International Inc. (“Mercedes”) due to their status as “highly compensated” employees.

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Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 23 Apr 2012

Opinions do count

Statutes and regulations cannot possibly provide guidance for every situation.

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Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 13 Apr 2012

The California Supreme Court makes life easier for employers

The surprise of the recent snowstorm in Southern California was nothing compared to the shock created by the California Supreme Court in its ruling in Brinker International Inc., et al. v. Superior Court.

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Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 5 Apr 2012

An employee's immigration status is irrelevant to a claim under the Fair Labor Standards Act

I have been asked on several occasions whether illegal aliens, or unauthorized immigrants, can sue for unpaid wages under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).

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