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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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4/21/2014
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What “Independent Judgment” Means for Exempt Bookkeepers

Bookkeepers often don’t meet the requirements for the administrative exemption, and the determination often comes down to a question of “independent judgment.”

Category: Bookkeepers & Clerks

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4/17/2014
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An Exempt Career Path to a CPA Shouldn’t Mean Unpaid Overtime Now

Although you may not be making overtime where you’re headed, you shouldn’t have to miss out on legal and appropriate pay as an up-and-coming accountant.

Category: Accountants & Auditors

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4/12/2014
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Two Important Questions About Holiday Pay for Retail Workers

Retail workers are often in the dark about their rights on holidays. Here are the answers to two important and commonly asked questions about holiday pay.

Category: Retail Store Employees

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4/3/2014
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Five Reasons Why Banking-Industry Employees Are Denied Legal Overtime

Banking-industry employees are sometimes cheated out of the overtime pay they deserve under the law. Here are five common reasons why they miss out.

Category: Banking Industry

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3/26/2014
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Keeping Track of Overtime for Work-From-Home Call Center Employees

Work-from-home call center employees face some unique challenges when it comes to keeping track of overtime, and some employers are not following the law.

Category: Call Center Workers

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3/22/2014
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Two Overtime Facts Day-Rate Field Workers Need to Understand

Many oil and gas employers break labor laws when paying their field workers. Here are two overtime facts that every field worker should know and understand.

Category: Oil, Gas, Field Workers

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3/17/2014
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You Don’t Have to Suffer Wage Abuses for a Great Paralegal Position

As new paralegals flood the job market, great positions can be scarce, but you don’t have to accept illegal pay practices—no matter how badly you need the work.

Category: Paralegal

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3/12/2014
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Choosing Patient Care Over Your Paycheck as a Nurse

Many nurses are pressured into putting in unpaid overtime because they can’t simply jeopardize patients’ lives and their own careers when it’s quitting time.

Category: Nurses/Healthcare

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3/3/2014
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Speaking Up About Wage Theft and Overtime Violations in a Job You Love

Recent allegations of wage violations from NFL cheerleaders have many people wondering how workers manage to speak up about problems in a job they love.

Category: Other Workers We Help

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2/26/2014
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Sales Representatives Who Want to Put in Unpaid Overtime Hours

Even if you are motivated to put in unpaid overtime hours as a sales representative, your employer cannot get around the overtime laws that protect you.

Category: Sales Representatives

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2/21/2014
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Cable Installers and Piece-Rate Pay Abuses

Piece-rate pay can be beneficial for cable companies and their installers, but abuses of piece-rate pay sometimes mean installers miss out on overtime.

Category: Cable Installers

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2/17/2014
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Exotic Dancers Vulnerable to Wage and Overtime Violations

Exotic dancers in Texas often struggle with wage and overtime abuses, and their problems are similar to those experienced by exotic dancers around the nation.

Category: Independent Contractors

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2/12/2014
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Texas Technicians Can’t Work OT Out of the “Kindness of Their Hearts”

As a technician in Texas, you should not be working overtime for free. Find out why it may be illegal for you to work OT out of the “kindness of your heart.”

Category: Service Technicians

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2/3/2014
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Computer Professionals Performing Routine Tasks May Deserve Overtime

If you spend most of your time at work performing routine tasks, you may be eligible for overtime as an IT employee.

Category: Computer and IT

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1/26/2014
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Dealing With Embarrassment Over Unpaid Overtime Questions

Are you feeling a little embarrassed about your wage and overtime questions? Don’t worry! Free, confidential, and no-obligation help is available today.

Category: Other Workers We Help

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1/21/2014
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Looking at the Whole Picture to Determine Overtime Exemption Status

There aren’t always easy answers for bookkeepers and accounting clerks who have questions about overtime. You have to step back and look at the whole picture.

Category: Bookkeepers & Clerks

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1/17/2014
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When Minor Differences Make Overtime Pay Difficult

Employees with similar job titles may be treated very differently when it comes to overtime pay. Here’s what unlicensed accountants and auditors should know.

Category: Accountants & Auditors

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1/12/2014
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Examples of Retail Establishments for FLSA Purposes

Are you having trouble figuring out whether your employer is considered a “retail establishment” under the law? Here are some examples of common retail establishments.

Category: Retail Store Employees

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1/3/2014
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Part-Time Management Duty May Not Exempt Bank Employees From Overtime

Do you spend part of your time at work performing management duties? You might be surprised to learn that you’re not automatically exempt from overtime pay.

Category: Banking Industry

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12/26/2013
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Ways to Define Holiday Pay for Call Center Workers

What exactly is “holiday pay” for a call center worker and how is it determined? Learn more about the process and your rights to holiday pay under the law.

Category: Call Center Workers

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12/21/2013
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Unpaid Overtime Documentation for Oil & Gas Fieldworkers

Documentation is crucial to successful unpaid overtime claims. An overtime attorney for oil and gas fieldworkers explains what you should be keeping track of so you get the compensation you deserve.

Category: Oil, Gas, Field Workers

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12/17/2013
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Hours You Spend Working at Home Could Add Up to Unpaid Overtime

Many paralegals don’t realize that the time they spend working at home could result in unpaid overtime. An overtime attorney explains what you need to know and why not to discount these hours spent working from home.

Category: Paralegal

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12/12/2013
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EMS Workers Deserve Unpaid Wages for Working Through Lunch Breaks

If you are a paramedic, ambulance driver, or other EMS worker, you may have the right to pursue your unpaid wages for working through your lunch breaks.

Category: Nurses/Healthcare

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12/3/2013
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Five Things Your Employer Can’t Prevent in a Texas Unpaid Wages Claim

Your employer may not be happy about your Texas unpaid wages claim, but the company cannot take action against you or prevent you from doing these five important things.

Category: Tipped Employees

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11/26/2013
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Three Common Issues With Overtime Pay for Sales Representatives

An experienced overtime attorney talks about some of the most common issues related to overtime pay for sales representatives. Learn more here.

Category: Sales Representatives

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