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Category: Wage And Hour Laws

We fight for victims’ full and fair recovery in employment law, harassment, sexual abuse and personal injury cases.

What Does an Employment Lawyer Do?

Employment law can be extremely complicated, as it encompasses a variety of legal services for both employees and employers. So, what does an employment lawyer do? They do just about anything you can imagine to protect your rights as an

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Missouri raised the minimum wage in 2017

The minimum wage was a hot topic over the past few years. The famed “Fight for 15” pitted service workers, predominately in the fast food industry, against employers both big and small. The “Fight for 15” basic argument was that

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Hotel allegedly exploited workers; violated wage laws

There are laws are in place to protect the rights of workers in Missouri and throughout the country. These wage laws ensure that employees get paid properly and are afforded breaks, among other protections. A recent situation in another state

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"Fight for 15" does not include service workers

The “Fight for 15” was a nationwide push to raise minimum wages to $15 an hour. It was largely successful, states and cities across the country are raising their minimum wage. But there is one group is that largely being

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An overview of the Labor Secretary nominee

President Trump announced his selection for Labor Secretary (head of the Department of Labor) back in December of 2016. But it is only recently that the country has taken a good look at their potential Labor Secretary’s positions and background.

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Difference between independent contractors and employees

Often companies have to decide between hiring permanent employees or independent contractors to get the job done. Independent contractors cannot be considered as employees and are paid for the services they provide. However, contractors might spend several years working with a particular

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The procedure to report unpaid wages and recover back pay

According to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA), all employers must pay their employees on time. Sometimes employers find it difficult to send wages on time, which creates complications. The law gives employees the right to make a complaint against

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Break time for employees who are nursing mothers

The federal government recognizes the importance of breastfeeding and other motherly duties. Sometimes mothers might require breaks from their job to take care of their child. The federal government, along with 25 other states, has made special laws to make sure

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Class action lawsuits against wage and hour law violations

The government gives employees the right to file a complaint against their employers. If they feel that their employers are not giving them a proper wage, overtime pay or denying their rights, they may file a lawsuit. The Fair Labor Standards

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Reporting wage and hour violations

If you are an employee who has been denied required minimum wage and overtime pay, you can recover the owed wages by reporting the act as a violation. According to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), employers are supposed to pay

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