Posts Tagged 'fair labor standards act'

Fair Labor Standards Act Violations Come with Hefty Consequences

labor and wage lawsuits put companies in bad public lightAs cases continue to take shape against Philadelphia-headquartered Urban Outfitters and Panera Bread, these household names that are known to millions have now become known for reasons they’d very much like to avoid. In an age where public perceptions can shift with a single public Facebook post, the impacts and public backlash on companies caught in labor and wage disputes can be severe.

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Panera Faces Overtime Wage Lawsuit Brought By Former Store Managers

panera sued over wage practicesAnother retailer finds itself defending its classification of “management-level” employees.

Two former assistant managers for Panera Bread have joined forces to file a class-action lawsuit against the fast-casual food chain. Hailing from Washington, D.C. and Alabama, the plaintiffs allege that they were “unlawfully classified as exempt from overtime protections.” As such, even though each was regularly working over 40 hours per week, they were not being paid overtime as a ...

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Labor Classification at Center of Urban Outfitters Wage Lawsuit

former urban outfitters managers suing over labor practicesTwo former Urban Outfitters department managers are suing the Philadelphia-based clothing and home goods retailer over its alleged misuse of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

While most are aware of their classification at work as either an exempt or a non-exempt employee, many don’t know that such a classification comes as the result of a law that was passed in 1938. The law divides employees based on ...

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