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Patterson Harkavy Wins in Fourth Circuit for Underpaid Workers

In Simmons v. United Mortgage and Loan Investment, LLC, the Fourth Circuit ruled for plaintiffs and reversed the district court in this wage and hour case. The plaintiffs are Charlotte-based Junior Asset Managers for a mortgage company who were not p… Read More
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Government Enforcing Child Labor and Wage Laws for Farmworkers in North Carolina

The New York Times has this article about the Obama Administration’s effort to enforce the child labor and wage and hour laws on farms, and describes the effort in North Carolina in particular. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) contains sever… Read More
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Ninth Circuit Rejects Tip-Pooling Claims of Servers Making More than Minimum Wage Before Tips

In a case that appears to one of first impression at the federal appellate level, the Ninth Circuit ruled in Cumbie v. Woody Woo, Inc., that there are no tip-pooling claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) for restaurant employees who are pa… Read More
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More Retaliation Claims Being Filed

A recent Wall Street Journal article highlights the trend of more retaliation cases being filed with the EEOC, and likely the courts. In addition to retaliation claims that are filed with the EEOC (i.e. retaliation related to race, sex, disability, e… Read More
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Ninth Circuit Says Individual Managers Can Be Held Responsible for FLSA Violations, Regardless of Bankruptcy

In Boucher v. Shaw, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that individual managers/owners — in this case a hotel’s CEO, CFO, and labor/employment manager — may be held liable for unpaid wages, vacation, and holiday pay under the Fair… Read More
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