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Dental Fraud Attorney

Dental fraud is a major and growing problem in this country.  Dentists perform thousands of unnecessary procedures each year, so they can bill federal and private insurance companies and increase their bottom…

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What you need to know about treadmill injuries

Thousands of people are injured each year by treadmills.  According to the federal agency that monitors consumer injuries, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, there were over 24,400  ER visits due to treadmill…

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Peloton Treadmill Injury?  Read This.  

Fitness equipment company Peloton has come under pressure from regulators and consumer groups to recall its treadmill after numerous injuries were reported.  A federal safety agency, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, told…

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Courts Decline to Follow Swales in Certification Disputes

In Swales v. KLLM Transport Servs, LLC, 985 F.3d 430 (5th Cir. 2021), the 5th Circuit frowned on the long-standing two-stage approach to certification of FLSA overtime collective actions and instead found…

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Liftboat workers win appeal of overtime case

The Fifth Circuit has ruled in favor of a proposed collective class of liftboat workers in their overtime case.  A former worker filed suit against All Coast, LLC, alleging that he was…

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SEC investigating Exxon based on whistleblower complaint

According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, Exxon is being investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission after an employee filed a whistleblower complaint regarding how the company valued some…

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Twelve common overtime pay questions – ANSWERED!

Overtime pay can be confusing to non-lawyers.  In an effort to provide as much public information about overtime pay as possible, we provide the following article that provides some of the most…

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Court denies decertification of salaried nurse consultant OT case

A federal judge in Wisconsin has denied a motion by Humana to decertify a collective action in an overtime case filed by salaried nurse consultants.  The parties had previously stipulated to conditionally…

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Detention officers win overtime pay appeal

A large group of detention officers has won an appeal of a decision in an overtime pay lawsuit.  In Aguilar v. Management & Training, No. 17-2198 (10th Cir. 2020), one-hundred twenty-two officers…

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Court refuses to send overtime claim to arbitration

Companies often require their workers to sign arbitration provisions in an effort to protect themselves from overtime claims. This is often misguided, as arbitration is ultimately more expensive for the employer than state…

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Appeals court certifies class of delivery drivers

It is fairly rare for an appellate court to rule on a motion to certify an overtime case.  But the Third Circuit recently did in Hargrove v. Sleepy’s LLC, No. 10-cv-01138, 2019…

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Court holds Utilization Management Nurses not exempt from OT pay

Utilization review employees are often misclassified as exempt from state and federal overtime laws and denied overtime pay.  A decision from a federal judge in Wisconsin highlights that such personnel policies are…

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Court holds mortgage workers not exempt from OT pay

Employers are frequently sued for violating state and federal overtime pay laws resulting from classifying their workers as exempt when they should not do so.  A recent case decided by a federal…

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5th Circuit Issues Opinion on Class-Wide Overtime Arbitration

Employers are increasing their efforts to force workers to sign arbitration agreements in an effort to shield themselves from class and collective actions for overtime pay.  The Fifth Circuit recently refused to…

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Severance Agreements – What You Should Know

A severance agreement is an important legal document.  Workers that are given such agreements should always consult with an experienced employment attorney to learn of their legal rights before signing them.  Below…

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Should I sign a severance agreement?

Companies that decide to lay off workers usually give these workers a severance agreement to try to minimize their exposure to lawsuits.  A severance agreement is an important legal document.  It is…

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Janitorial Company Sued for Overtime Violations

The janitorial industry is rife with overtime violations. A case filed by the Department of Labor (“DOL”) illustrates some of the issues in this industry. Jani-King of Oklahoma Inc. was sued for…

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Federal Court Finds for Call Center Workers 

Call centers frequently violate the FLSA by failing to pay their workers overtime or minimum wages. A recent federal case in Nevada illustrates some of the issues call center employees face when…

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Court awards OT damages to Five Star Automatic Protection workers

Companies commonly violate the FLSA by failing to pay employees for pre-shift work and/or travel time. A case from the Western District of Texas illustrates these issues.  Following a lawsuit filed by…

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Court denies effort to assert second overtime class action

Workers who are shorted on overtime claims often have a choice to make as to whether to opt in or out of a class or collective action settlement.  Whether they join the…

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