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More American workers sue employers for overtime pay – Overtime – San Diego Employment Lawyer – 619.202.0264

Americans were pushed to their limit in the recession and its aftermath as they worked longer hours, often for the same or less pay, after businesses laid off almost 9 million employees. Now, many are striking back in court. Since … Continue reading

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Do I Receive Overtime If I work On Holidays? San Diego Employment Lawyer – 619.202.0264

Yesterday, I received the following question on my website: “My employer wants me to work on Christmas Day and on New Year’s. Do I get to ask my employer to pay me overtime or double time if I work on … Continue reading

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Why Employers Don’t Pay Overtime

The question you are probably asking now is that if so many people are entitled to overtime, why don’t more companies pay it?  The answer is that, unfortunately, it is frequently economically in the employer’s best interest to improperly classify … Continue reading

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Facts About California Overtime

This article will cover the facts about overtime by discussing some common myths and misunderstandings about overtime law in California. Nothing in the foregoing discussion is meant to be legal advice and does not serve to establish an attorney-client relationship.  … Continue reading

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Exemptions From Overtime Under Federal Law – FLSA

Since federal and state laws, not employers, dictate who is entitled to overtime pay, a number of legal tests must be examined to determine whether your employer has properly classified you. There are many overtime exemptions, and some are more … Continue reading

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Can your boss force you to work overtime?

I have received the following interesting questions on my website: “When I work more than 40 hours a week, my employer pays me overtime, which is great. The trouble is that I don’t want to work overtime; I want to … Continue reading

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Managers – Assistant Managers: Exempt or Non-Exempt?

Many employers are faced with the question of whether their Managers or Assistant Managers meet the requirements for one of the exemption classifications as promulgated by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Obtaining the correct answer is critical since a … Continue reading

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Second Circuit Affirms a Broader Definition of “Executive” FLSA Exemption

There are three major “white-collar” exemptions to the federal overtime rules that are, to some employers, a bit confusing to say the least.  One of them — the “executive” exemption — is mistakenly understood to just include, well, senior executives … Continue reading

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Son Sues Mom, Pop for Overtime at Family Biz

You can choose your employees, but you can’t choose your family members. This has been a hard lesson for a New York City mom-and-pop ice cream shop owner. You see, the actual mother and father are being sued for overtime … Continue reading

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When Must Employers Pay Overtime

Federal and state laws require most employers to pay overtime. The overtime premium is 50% of the employee’s usual hourly wage. This means an employee who works overtime must be paid “time and a half” — the employee’s usual hourly wage plus … Continue reading

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