Tag Archives: employee misclassification

Rite Aid Corp. agrees to pay up to $20.9 million to settle lawsuits

Rite Aid Corp. has agreed to pay up to $20.9 million to settle 13 federal and two Pennsylvania state lawsuits that allege salaried assistant and co-store managers were wrongly classified under the Fair Labor Standards Act to avoid paying them overtime. 

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2011 employment law news wrap-up

Employment law has been a hot practice area and 2011 did not disappoint. Here are some of the highlights of the past year’s most notable employment law stories:

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Defense scores win in FLSA case

In terms of employee classification, does an IRS determination letter trump the Fair Labor Standards Act in a jury’s eyes? That’s the issue Karl P. Numinen was up against in fighting claims that three independent contractors who worked for his ...

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Labor Dept., IRS, states join to combat worker misclassifications

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Secretary of Labor has signed memoranda of understanding with the Internal Revenue Service as well as with the labor departments of several states in an effort to improve its efforts to end the practice of purposeful ...

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Management lawyers say employers are under siege

WASHINGTON - One management-side labor and employment law firm has a message for its clients: you are in danger of being sued by your employees, and recent initiatives by federal agencies are making that danger even greater. What used to be small, resolvable workplace matters, it says, are turning into systemic investigations and broad-based lawsuits.

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