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Blog posts to keep you informed about pay and overtime practices

The overtime attorneys at Kennedy Hodges frequently post blog articles relating to overtime laws and wage disputes. To read our most current posts, please visit this page of our website. The payroll dispute lawyers at Kennedy Hodges represent victims of improper pay practices throughout the nation.


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8/27/2014
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LinkedIn Denied Overtime to Sales Reps and Other Employees

LinkedIn was recently asked to pay $6 million in unpaid wages and damages to sales employees and others after a determination from the U.S. Department of Labor.

Category: Sales Representatives

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8/24/2014
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Amount of Unpaid Overtime Owed to Paralegals Can Be Shocking

Paralegals often work long overtime hours for no pay, but the amount of the pay they miss out on can add up to a number that is sometimes shocking.

Category: Paralegal

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8/20/2014
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Fear Means Many Nurses Leave Jobs Before Filing Wage Claims

Are you a tempted to let a claim for overtime wait until you’ve found a new job? If so, you’re not alone, but you can still take action to claim your pay.

Category: Nurses/Healthcare

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8/15/2014
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Specialized Restaurant Employees and Wage Violations

Upscale restaurants call for upscale duties, from sommeliers to fromagers, but it’s not always clear how overtime or tips figure into these expert positions.

Category: Tipped Employees

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8/10/2014
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Three Ways Sales Reps Sabotage Their Own Overtime Claims

Sales representatives who have potential overtime claims can end up complicating their own claims by making one of these three simple mistakes.

Category: Sales Representatives

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8/3/2014
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Cable Installers Misunderstand Independent Contractor Status

Does it matter if you’re classified as an employee or an independent contractor? Cable installers often misunderstand what contractor status really means.

Category: Cable Installers

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7/27/2014
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First Steps for Independent Contractors Seeking Unpaid Wages

You suspect that you are not being paid the wages you deserve as an independent contractor, but what happens next? Our team explains the first steps.

Category: Independent Contractors

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7/24/2014
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Clear Wage Abuse of Service Technicians Isn’t Easy to Prove

No matter how clear the problems seems, it’s not always easy to prove that employers owe their service technicians unpaid wages.

Category: Service Technicians

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7/20/2014
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Archaic Timekeeping Causes Overtime Problems for IT Workers

How your employer tracks your hours impacts how your overtime is calculated. When systems are outdated, IT workers could be missing out on pay they deserve.

Category: Computer and IT

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7/15/2014
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Complex Wage and Overtime Laws Make Legal Action Necessary

Do employees really have to launch a lawsuit just to get paid what they deserve? The complexity of wage and overtime laws often makes legal action necessary.

Category: Other Workers We Help

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7/3/2014
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Getting Easy Answers About Accountants’ Rights to Overtime

It’s hard to get clear answers about your rights to overtime as an accountant, but there are three easy ways to get started and find out what you need to know.

Category: Accountants & Auditors

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7/1/2014
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NPR Asks Hard Questions About Energy Industry Wage Abuses

NPR’s StateImpact interviewed Galvin Kennedy as part of a piece on overtime abuses in the energy industry, looking to his experience representing fieldworkers.

Category: Oil, Gas, Field Workers

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6/27/2014
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Managing Anger During a Retail Overtime Claim

It’s normal for retail workers to get angry when their wages have been stolen by an employer, but getting mad won’t help you recover your rightful pay.

Category: Retail Store Employees

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6/24/2014
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Phone Calls That Keep You at the Bank After Hours

If you regularly end up on long phone calls that keep you at the bank after closing time, you are probably entitled to overtime pay as a non-exempt employee.

Category: Banking Industry

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6/20/2014
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Automatic Time Clocks in Call Center Environments

If your call center automatically deducts your breaks or predicts your clock-out time, you could be missing out on the wages and overtime you deserve.

Category: Call Center Workers

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6/15/2014
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Do Your Fellow Field Workers Share Your OT Problems?

Are you an oilfield worker who has been denied overtime pay? Here are some things to consider if you think your coworkers may be having trouble too.

Category: Oil, Gas, Field Workers

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6/10/2014
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Getting Paid Fairly “Most of the Time” Doesn’t Count

Paralegals are often hesitant to bring up wage concerns because, most of the time, their employers do pay them correctly. But is “most of the time” good enough?

Category: Paralegal

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6/3/2014
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New Nurses Should Beware Potential Wage Abuses

As a new round of young nurses graduate and enter the workforce, it’s an important time to talk about the wage abuses that new nurses may run into.

Category: Nurses/Healthcare

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5/28/2014
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Earning Comp Time Instead of OT as a Tipped Employee

Are you a tipped worker who is regularly promised time off later for working off the clock now? Your employer may be violating the law by offering comp time.

Category: Tipped Employees

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5/24/2014
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Why Sales Representatives Suffer Wage Abuses

Sales representatives are often vulnerable to wage abuses from very large or national employers, but they can take action to assert their employee rights.

Category: Sales Representatives

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5/20/2014
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Working Together to Get Your Wages From the Cable Company

As an individual cable installer, it may be difficult to pursue your wage claim against a large company, but your coworkers may be having trouble, too.

Category: Cable Installers

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5/15/2014
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Former Buffalo Bills Cheerleaders File Wage Lawsuit

Five Buffalo Bills cheerleaders have filed a lawsuit in New York, alleging that they were misclassified as contractors and paid less than minimum wage.

Category: Independent Contractors

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5/10/2014
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Field Workers Often Misclassified as Independent Contractors

Are you paid as an independent contractor for field work in the oil or gas industry? This information about your legal overtime rights might surprise you.

Category: Oil, Gas, Field Workers

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5/3/2014
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Galvin Kennedy Helps 71 Oil Field Workers Get Unpaid OT

With support from the team at Kennedy Hodges, seventy-one oil field workers from four states have reached a settlement with employer J&A Services LLC.

Category: Oil, Gas, Field Workers

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4/26/2014
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Why Unpaid Overtime Means You Make Less Than Minimum Wage

Why do employers who violate federal overtime laws also end up violating minimum-wage laws? Our legal team explains how it’s all in the math.

Category: Other Workers We Help

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