Category Archives: Unpaid Wages

Last Paycheck and Last Vacation Days: What Am I Entitled to When I Leave My Job?

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

So, you’ve finally landed that new job and the last thing on your plate is the dreaded conversation of letting your current employer know you’re leaving. While this conversation alone may be very stressful, it is even worse if the issue of your unused vacation pay and sick leave payout is unanswered. Indeed, many… Read More »

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Got Milk? Breastfeeding, Break Time, and Wages: Oh My.

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

Unfortunately, as breastfeeding mothers know all too well, when you need to pump, you need to pump – and you do not likely have control if this need arises in the midst of your workday. So, what is a breastfeeding mother to do when you need to pump?  Worst yet, if your employer is… Read More »

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Unpaid Wages and Uber Drivers

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

Do federal labor laws apply to Uber and Lyft drivers? In particular, can Uber drivers file claims for unpaid wages? Examining the trend of recent litigation in both Florida and Illinois, drivers are taking action. Indeed, new lawsuits in both Florida (Lamour v. Uber Technologies, Inc. 1:16-cv-21449) and Illinois (Charles Christopher Johnson v. Uber… Read More »

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LIVE-IN HOME CARE WORKERS

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

The Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor issued Field Assistance Bulletin 2016-1 on April 25, 2016 regarding the “Exclusion of Sleep Time from Hours Worked by Domestic Service Employees”. The Bulletin and accompanying FAQs provide guidance on this matter following the changes to the domestic home care worker exemptions from… Read More »

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My Company Is Closing on the Holidays, Do I Get Paid?

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

With the holiday season upon us, it is an opportune time to review your company’s holiday pay practices. Learn what is required, so you know what funds you’ll have for end-of-year spending. To begin with, it is important to understand that an employer is not required to provide its employees with time off (paid… Read More »

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FAQ: Restoring Overtime Pay for Working Americans Act

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What is the Restoring Overtime Pay for Working American Act? According to the text of the bill (as of 6/18/14), the Restoring Overtime Pay for Working Americans Act is intended “to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA) to establish salary thresholds for and limitations on executive, administrative, and professional employees and… Read More »

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Fast Food Workers Strike

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

Over the past year or so, more and more fast food workers are striking. What are they hoping for with their actions? The short answer is that they want the chance to take care of their families in a positive way and they want a higher wage to do it. Consider a little history…. Read More »

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