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New FLSA Rule to Give Over Four Million Workers the Right to Overtime Pay

The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) sets the minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and other standards for employment across the nation. Though states may expand those rights and provide greater protections for their citizens, the FLSA sets the baseline standard that all employers (both public and private) must adhere to. On May 18, 2016, the…

Contract Attorneys May Be Entitled to Overtime Pay
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Contract Attorneys May Be Entitled to Overtime Pay

On July 23, 2015, the Second Circuit found that the trial court erred by concluding that contract attorneys “engaging in document review per se constitutes practicing law,” and remanded the case for further proceedings on the issue.  Whether the attorneys were “practicing law” is important because if they were they would be exempt from certain…

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Calculating Overtime Compensation In California

If you are a non-exempt employee working in California, you may be entitled to overtime compensation.  In order to determine whether you are being paid the proper amount of overtime compensation, use a step-by-step approach: First: Identify those hours that must be paid on an overtime basis.  In California, any work in excess of eight (8) hours…