BLOGS: Fair Labor Standards Act Law

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Monday, April 16, 2012, 12:57 PM

More American Workers Sue Employers for Overtime Pay

From USA Today: Americans were pushed to their limit in the recession and its aftermath as they worked longer hours, often for the same or less pay, after businesses laid off almost 9 million employees.

Now, many are striking back in court. Since the height of the recession in 2008, more workers across the nation have been suing employers under federal and state wage-and-hour laws. The number of lawsuits filed last year was up 32% vs. 2008, an increase that some experts partly attribute to a post-downturn austerity that pervaded the American workplace and artificially inflated U.S. productivity.

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Friday, April 6, 2012, 1:35 PM

US Labor Department Sues Bluefield, W.Va., Accounting Firm and President To Recover Back Wages

The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit against Bluefield accounting firm Raymond A. Froy Jr. CPA, PC and its president, Raymond A. Froy Jr., for alleged violations of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act that affected five employees. The suit followed an investigation by the department’s Wage and Hour Division that found the defendants had violated the FLSA’s minimum wage, overtime and record-keeping requirements.

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