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Top Wage and Hour Attorney Answers: What can I do if I’m working a lot of hours but not getting paid minimum wage as a piece-rate employee? How can I make sure my boss isn’t cheating me out of money that I’m owed as per-piece paid employee? Can piece-rate settlements be worth a lot of money and how do I find the best wage theft lawyer to take the case? Most people are familiar with minimum wage jobs and how their paychecks are calculated using a standard hourly rate arrangement as well as being paid time and a half for overtime hours. However, not many people know how piece rate pay works unless they are an employment attorney, or a piece rate pay worker. Before I took my first employment law class in law school, I had never heard of piece rate pay. As our wage and hour attorneys

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Best Wage and Hour Lawyer Reply: If I’m a salaried employee, can my employer deduct pay when I take a half a day off from work? Am I entitled to time and a half pay for working 50 hours per week at my job? Can my boss just call me an executive or a professional to avoid paying me overtime pay? Today’s Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) example is about a sushi chef, Alex Y. Kim, who sued his employer, Umami Grill & Sushi, LLC and its owner Jennifer Zilliox, because he was not paid overtime for working more than 40 hours per week. This underpaid employee not only sued on his own behalf, but he also sued on behalf other chefs or cooks who are responsible for preparing and serving food at the same employer. Bringing a claim on behalf of other employees under the FLSA for wage

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Best Wage and Hour Lawyer Reply: If I’m a salaried employee, can my employer deduct pay when I take a half a day off from work? Am I entitled to time and a half pay for working 50 hours per week at my job? Can my boss just call me an executive or a professional to avoid paying me overtime pay? Today’s Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) example is about a sushi chef, Alex Y. Kim, who sued his employer, Umami Grill & Sushi, LLC and its owner Jennifer Zilliox, because he was not paid overtime for working more than 40 hours per week. This underpaid employee not only sued on his own behalf, but he also sued on behalf other chefs or cooks who are responsible for preparing and serving food at the same employer. Bringing a claim on behalf of other employees under the FLSA for wage

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Top Wage And Hour Attorneys Reply: Can I be paid a flat rate if it means that I am making less than minimum wage? At what rate am I supposed to be paid overtime when I work over 40 hours per week if I’m paid a daily rate instead of hourly? If I didn’t keep track of my time, can I still file a wage theft claim against my employer? We all know someone. You know that one person that thinks he or she is just so much smarter than everyone else. Whatever you say, that person knows better. Whatever the rules say, there is away around them. This person just knows ever angle there is to cheat the system and get what he or she wants. When I deal with this people, I always think of Vizzini, The Sicilian in The Princess Bride – a classic 1987 movie that has stood the test of

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Best Ohio Overtime Pay Attorney Answer: How do I know if I am an employee or an independent contractor? What can I do if my manager says that I am not eligible for overtime pay because I’m an independent contractor but I’m working 60 hours per week? What kind of overtime compensation am I entitled to if my job broke the law by misclassifying me as an independent contractor? How do I find the top wage theft lawyer? As experienced wage violation attorneys, we deal with a lot of employers, from mom and pop shops to multimillion-dollar corporations, who will do any to exploit their employees. Saving a couple bucks per employee for each pay period can add up to a lot of money for many employers. And, in the past, our wage and hour lawyers have written at length about employers’ unfair

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Wage and Hour Attorney Top Answers: My employer requires a uniform, do I have to pay for it? Do I have to pay to maintain a uniform? Is there a difference between a uniform and a general dress code? Employers oftentimes require employees to dress in a certain fashion for work. In the restaurant business, for example, it is not unusual to see servers and wait staff dressed the exact same way. Other employers have a very strict uniform – think police officers or the UPS deliveryman. But, there is a difference between the two sets of attire and how they are treated under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). The FLSA has explained that wages do not include uniforms or items that primarily benefit the employer. So, an employer cannot use uniform costs to partially meet its

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