Independent Contractor Overtime

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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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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Another court rejects abusive litigation tactics by Postmates

Companies have long sought to use arbitration to try to limit their liability on unpaid overtime claims. However, a recent court decision involving Postmates illustrates that arbitration may be a classic case…

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Court certifies class of delivery drivers in Flowers Foods OT lawsuit

Another class action certification has been won by distributor-drivers who claimed they were misclassified as independent contractors and denied overtime pay. The distributors fought hard in their ongoing unpaid overtime compensation lawsuit…

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Amazon Delivery Drivers win worker exempt status under FAA

The e-commerce giant, Amazon, faces a proposed collective action lawsuit alleging that it misclassified its drivers as independent contractors after a Washington federal judge said this week that the drivers fit the…

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Independent Contractor Overtime: What You Should Know

Having represented hundreds of workers in overtime pay disputes over the past seven years, I know that there is a lot of confusion among workers when they are classified as independent contractors…

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HSE Advisor files overtime suit against Marathon and others

A Health, Safety and Environment (“HSE”) Advisor recently filed suit in federal court in Houston, alleging that he and other HSE Advisors working for RWDY, Inc. (“RWDY”), Brian Owen and/or Marathon Oil…

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