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Obama Moves to Broaden Overtime Rights

Obama Moves to Broaden Overtime Rights

Opponents cry foul, but millions may benefit

President Obama is changing the rules that exclude many American workers from getting overtime pay for longer hours. His opponents in Congress and business are lining up to oppose him. Read More »

Answering Emails After Hours? You May Be Entitled To Overtime

Answering Emails After Hours? You May Be Entitled To Overtime

By Donna Ballman What did we ever do before cell phones? Well, for one thing, we probably worked a lot less. In a recent study by The Pew Research Center, 62 percent of us have smartphones and 33 percent have tablets. In the past three years, we've gone from spending an average of 22 minutes per day on our... Read More »

GOP's 'Family Friendly' Bill Allows Comp Time Instead Of Overtime

GOP's 'Family Friendly' Bill Allows Comp Time Instead Of Overtime

Republicans in Congress are pushing legislation that would give private-sector workers who more than 40 hours a week the option to take paid time off instead of being paid overtime. Read More »

8 Workplace Rights That You May Not Realize You Have

8 Workplace Rights That You May Not Realize You Have

By Alison Green Do you know what rights you have at work? You might assume that you can rely on your employer to follow the law in every circumstance, but in fact, many employers violate labor laws, often simply through ignorance. It pays to know what your rights are. Read More »

10 Tricks Employers Use To Cheat Workers Out Of Overtime

10 Tricks Employers Use To Cheat Workers Out Of Overtime

An employment attorney explains the latest tricks -- and what workers can do to get their overtime pay. Read More »

Supreme Court Nixes Overtime Pay For Drug Reps

Supreme Court Nixes Overtime Pay For Drug Reps

By Mark Sherman WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court has ruled that sales representatives for pharmaceutical companies do not qualify for overtime pay under federal law, a big victory for the drug industry. In a 5-4 decision Monday, the court's conservative majority concluded that the roughly 90,000 people... Read More »

Boston Market To Pay $3 Million To Settle Workers' Overtime Pay Suit

Boston Market To Pay $3 Million To Settle Workers' Overtime Pay Suit

Restaurant managers don't usually clean ovens, mop floors or serve food. But it was having to perform such mundane tasks and not getting properly paid to do them that led several Boston Market Corp. employees to sue the chain for overtime pay. The employees alleged in a 2010 lawsuit that the Golden,... Read More »

More Workers Complaining Employers Cheat Them Of Overtime Pay

More Workers Complaining Employers Cheat Them Of Overtime Pay

The owner of three Subway shops won an award that no boss would want to receive. After workers in Anil Dhawan's stores in Vancouver, British Columbia, complained that they were pressured to waive their right to overtime pay, labor activists there awarded Dhawan the "Bad Boss Award." The Employee Action and... Read More »

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