Federal Judge Halts Overtime Rule Changes

On May 18, 2016, I wrote the following blog entry on a series of changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s governing regulations that were scheduled to take place on December 1, 2016: http://andrewgjoneslaw.com/agjlaw/unpaid-wages/department-of-labor-announces-changes-to-overtime-rules. For now, and perhaps forever, those changes are in doubt. Less Read More …

Department of Labor’s Change of Stance On Mortgage-Loan Officers Upheld

In 1999 and 2001, the United States Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division issued letters opining that mortgage-loan officers do not qualify for the administrative exemption to overtime pay requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act. In 2004, the Department issued new regulations regarding Read More …

Three Class Action Suits Filed Against McDonald’s Alleging Wage Theft

Three separate class action lawsuits have been filed against fast food giant McDonald’s in California, New York, and Michigan alleging various types of wage theft.  The California case alleges that McDonald’s undercompensated workers for the overtime hours they worked.  It is not clear from the Read More …