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Ark. Police to Receive $150k in Past Wages

WYNNE, Ark. (U.S. Dept. of Labor) - The Wynne Police Department will pay $150,085 in back wages and liquidated damages to 24 uniformed officers to resolve a federal lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Labor for alleged violations of the overtime and record-keeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. "The FLSA provides that employers must…

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Ex-worker Sues Lani Kai for Overtime Pay

A former employee of the Lani Kai Island Resort on Fort Myers Beach has filed a lawsuit alleging the hotel failed to pay him overtime for nearly two years and he claims other employees were similarly underpaid. Ramon Aponte, a former maintenance director, said that was simply the hotel's policy. From day one, they flatly said they don't pay overtime,…

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Nieman Printing Inc. Violates Overtime Provisions

The U.S. Department of Labor said Dallas-based Nieman Printing Inc. has paid $96,335 in overtime back wages to 101 employees following a department investigation. The company violated the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, according to the Labor Department. In addition to the overtime wages, civil penalties totaled $26,000. This…

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Espitia Cleaning Inc. Paying Back Wage

Arlington-based Espitia Cleaning Inc. agreed to pay $53,095 in back wages to 130 current and former janitors following a U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) investigation. The DOLs Wage and Hour Division found the company paid janitors straight time for all hours worked, even beyond 40 hours per week. The company also failed to keep accurate payroll records. Espitia…

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Do Independent Contractors Have A Right To Overtime Pay

Just because your employer says you are anindependentcontractor doesn't mean you are. If you are more like an employee than an independent contractor you have been misclassifiedand you may have a right to overtime pay. According to the U.S. Department of Labor: The U.S. Supreme Court has on a number of occasions indicated that there is no single rule…

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Construction Site Accidents Caused by Negligent Third Party Workers

There are many dangerous occupations that exist in the United States, but few if any involve more risk than construction work. Construction sites are areas where any number of things can go wrong at any time, and when they do people who are injured are often unsure of where to turn. Anyone who has been harmed by a third party worker at a construction…

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Negligent Construction Accident Lawsuits in Arizona

Despite the economic difficulties that Arizona has faced in recent years, the construction industry continues to employ workers. Unfortunately for those who staff these jobs, construction work has historically been one of the most dangerous occupations in existence. Even with the lower number of construction workers presently, more than 1,000 people…

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Wrongful Death Claims from Workplace Accidents in Arizona

When someone is killed while on the job in Arizona, most people would assume that there are workers' compensation benefits available to the surviving family from the state. While this is true and accurate, it is also possible in certain situations for the surviving family members to file an Arizona wrongful death claim against the party or parties responsible…

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Guide to Preventing Arizona Construction Site Accidents

Construction site accidents occur at an alarming rate, and while many people will focus on which party or parties to attempt to hold responsible for injuries that occur as a result of these construction site accidents, others want to focus on what could help prevent this problem from continuing to spiral out of control. Of course, if you or someone…

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