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?
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San Francisco has been the most recent city to ban a series of interview questions that involve the applicant’s job history.
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. — 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.
LOS ANGELES — Three former employees for a Korean language newspaper recently recovered $584,000 after filing a lawsuit alleging that their former employer wrongfully terminated the group.
NEW YORK — The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that employers do not have to factor in per diem payments when calculating how much to pay employees for overtime hours.