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Willful Violation of FLSA in Good Faith and What it Means to You

Willful violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) standards by a company can lead to penalties, and sometimes criminal prosecution. Most cases fall into this category where the employer knows that they are in violation, but still chooses to violate the laws. However, what happens if these willful violations are in good faith?

Department of Labor Reinstates Bush Era Opinion Letters

On June 27, 2017, the United States Department of Labor reinstated the practice of issuing opinion letters for Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) applications. For about 50 years, opinion letters were issued by the department in fact-specific situations where uncertainty existed on how to apply the FLSA. 

Washington, D.C. Servers Sue Employer for Not Paying Overtime

WASHINGTON D.C. — A group of six current and former employees for popular Washington, D.C. restaurant Founding Farmers recently filed an unpaid overtime lawsuit against the owners of the business over allegations that the company failed to pay workers for all their hours spent on the job at multiple restaurants owned by the defendant.

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