May 2016 Archives

More salaried employees to be eligible for overtime pay

While the summer of 2016 draws near, we are nearly one year removed from the historic increase of the federal minimum wage. Since that time many states and jurisdictions have increased the working minimum wage (some jurisdictions to $15.00/hr), but the troubles suffered by low level salaried employees have largely been ignored. Because of this, some managers in retail establishments and restaurants made less per hour than their hourly counterparts because they were barred from collecting overtime pay.

How pretext works in an employment law context

When an employer terminates a worker’s employment status, there is commonly a work related issue attached to it. This may be a performance related reason, such as not completing assignments on time, or insubordination, or it could be an attendance issue, such as not showing up for work or being chronically late for their shift.

Court allows jilted job applicant's FCRA claim to proceed

In many jobs that people apply to, there is a customary background check so that employers can make informed decisions about future employees. In many cases, a background check is merely a formality, but offers are commonly conditioned upon a successful background check.

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