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Changes in FLSA overtime regulations raise litigation risks for employers, legal experts say

New FLSA overtime regulations set to go into effect in December 2016 are being called “the most significant change to the economy in a decade.”  Under the new rules, about 4.2 million workers will qualify for overtime compensation under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). The new regulations may also affect about 8.9 million workers…

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Uber faces FLSA class action lawsuit on behalf of drivers nationwide over unpaid wages and tips

Uber Technologies has been hit with a FLSA class action lawsuit alleging that the ridesharing company violated federal labor laws. The lawsuit—filed in Illinois on behalf of Uber drivers nationwide—comes just one month after the company agreed to pay $100 million to settle a class action case filed on behalf of drivers in California and…

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Lawsuits filed in Texas over employer violations of FLSA unpaid overtime laws

Several recent lawsuits have been filed in Texas by workers who allege that they were not properly compensated for overtime work by their employers. The lawsuits allege that the companies violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), a federal law that guarantees a 40 hour work week and additional compensation for overtime work in excess…

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Uber faces potential California class action lawsuit over driver benefits and employment status

Uber is facing a potential class action lawsuit in California from drivers who allege that the ride-hailing service improperly treats them as independent contractors rather than employees. The drivers who filed the lawsuit against Uber assert that since they are employees, the company should be forced to reimburse them for expenses and tips that they…

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FLSA lawsuits filed over wage and hour violations climb for the second straight year

The number of wage and hour lawsuits filed by workers against their employers under the Fair Labor Standards Act rose for the second straight year in 2014, according to a recent analysis of U.S. federal court records. The numbers of FLSA lawsuits filed in federal court has risen sharply since 2002, prompting many employers to…

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FLSA Lawsuits Alleged Unpaid Overtime and Other Labor Law Violations

Several recent lawsuits and class action claims have been filed by workers over allegations involving the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and other labor laws: Court overturns ruling that denied certification in Applebee’s class action lawsuit The U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of former Applebee’s employees who had filed a class action…

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Ruby Tuesday will pay $3 million settlement in FLSA unpaid overtime class action lawsuit

The restaurant chain Ruby Tuesday agreed to pay $3 million to settle a class action lawsuit filed against the company under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The lawsuit alleged that Ruby Tuesday had violated the FLSA by failing to properly pay employees for the hours that they had worked and for denying employees overtime…