January 4, 2011Comments Off on Overtime award not subject to set-off
An employer could not set-off the value of benefits it paid to an employee under her severance agreement against potential damages from her federal overtime lawsuit, the 5th Circuit has ruled in reversing a dismissal.
September 1, 2010Comments Off on Service workers may be entitled to overtime
Workers for local service providers may be entitled to overtime under federal law because their employers have a sufficient nexus with interstate commerce, the 11th Circuit has ruled in reversing judgment.
July 15, 2010Comments Off on Employer can’t dictate overtime status
An employer couldn’t avoid its obligation to pay overtime simply by using choice-of-law provisions in its employment contracts to declare its employees “independent contractors,” the 9th Circuit has ruled in reversing a dismissal.
June 21, 2010Comments Off on Hospital group settles overtime lawsuit
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and three other affiliated hospitals have agreed to pay $8.5 million to settle a class action brought by employees who said they weren’t paid all the money they had earned.