Farmers Insurance Agrees to Pay $1.5 Million in Back Wages

Los Angeles-based Farmers Insurance Inc. (Farmers) has agreed to pay $1,520,705 in overtime back wages to 3,459 employees following an investigation by the US Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division that disclosed significant and systemic violations of the...

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Tip of the Week: 10 Ways to Avoid Wage and Hour Pitfalls

Employers must constantly navigate a minefield of state and federal wage and hour laws. Effectively avoiding common employer pitfalls could save your business thousands of dollars every year. How do you determine which workers should be classified as independent...

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QuikTrip Will Pay Almost $750,000 in Overtime Back Wages

The US Department of Labor (DOL) has announced that QuikTrip Corp. (QuikTrip) will pay $747,729 in overtime back wages for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act. The 3,819 current and former employees affected will receive an average of $196 each. In announcing...

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Wage and Hour Violations More Costly in Massachusetts

On July 13, 2008, a new law went into effect mandating treble damages for wage and hour violations by Massachusetts employers. Prior to passage of Chapter 80 of the Acts of 2008, triple damages were allowed, but treated as discretionary by state judges. Generally,...

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