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What to Do When Your Employer Refuses to Pay Overtime and Benefits

Almost everyone encounters an employer who refuses to pay overtime and/or employee benefits earned through the employees’ hard work. Some employers may try to get away with not paying because they think they can. Other employers are repeat offenders. (more…) Read More

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Unpaid Overtime: How to Recover It

Employers must legally pay employees for all time worked.  This legal requirement includes overtime which is all time worked over forty hours per week unless the state in which the employees who have more protective overtime rules.  For example, California requires that employees receive overtime pay for working more than… Read More

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Most Common Types of Wage Violations

Most people are completely unaware that wage violations take place all the time. Some are small, others are glaring, but they all add up to the same thing; wage theft. (more…) Read More

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Is Mandatory Overtime Legal? What Are My Rights?

Your employer can require you to work mandatory overtime. But, you also must be compensated for all time including overtime you work. Employers may need extra help to fill an order or cover for someone who is unable to come in for their shift. (more…) Read More

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Louisiana State University Health Care Services Division Data Breach Lawsuit Investigation

LSU Health New Orleans Health Care Services Division (“LSU HCSD”) has announced that it had a data breach which affected patients who received medical care at many locations including Lallie Kemp Regional Medical Center in Independence, Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center in Houma, W.O. Moss Regional Medical Center in Lake… Read More

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Dealing with Late and Unpaid Wages in the Workplace

Many people depend on their employers to deliver their paychecks timely. It creates many difficulties when employers fail to timely pay wages. The federal and state wage laws require employers to pay you all wages that you have earned and to pay those wages timely. Employers violate those laws when… Read More

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6 Common Questions About Unpaid Wages

Many employees have a  dispute over unpaid wages or are simply trying to figure out why their employer refused to pay them for all hours worked. There could be any number of reasons why the employer claims you were not paid, but most of them are not violate the wage… Read More

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My Employer Owes Me Wages But Went Out of Business. What Do I Do?

Finding out that you have lost your job is devastating enough, but if your employer still owes you wages and goes out of business, it can be even worse. It may seem like filing a wage claim is a lost cause, and in some cases, it is. However, you may… Read More