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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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10/24/2014
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State and Federal Laws Complicate Wage Claims for Sales Reps

The differences between wage laws at the state and federal level can cause headaches for sales representatives, but they usually work in the employee’s favor.

Category: Sales Representatives

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10/20/2014
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Training Time Should Be Paid Time for Cable Installers

Under the law, employers must pay cable installers for attending mandatory training sessions—no matter when or where they take place.

Category: Cable Installers

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10/15/2014
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Recent Wage Lawsuits Involving Independent Contractors

The misclassification of independent contractors has been a hot issue, and there have been many recent examples of workers holding employers responsible.

Category: Independent Contractors

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10/10/2014
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Small Victory in Rest Breaks for California Penske Drivers

Although the Ninth Circuit has refused to reconsider a decision made in favor of rest-break rules for California Penske drivers, the fight is not over yet.

Category: Other Workers We Help

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10/2/2014
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Timesheet “Corrections” Made by Your Employer May Be Illegal

Although your employer may have told you that “it’s just the way things work around here,” employers that erase overtime from timesheets are breaking the law.

Category: Other Workers We Help

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9/25/2014
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Bookkeepers Should Be Reporting the Overtime Hours They Work

Bookkeepers sometimes work long hours after their scheduled hours have ended, but their employers should generally be tracking and compensating that time.

Category: Bookkeepers & Clerks

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9/25/2014
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Shell and Motiva Employees to Receive Unpaid Overtime

Some former and current employees of Shell Oil Co. and Motiva Enterprises will receive back pay after a Department of Labor investigation into unpaid overtime.

Category: Oil, Gas, Field Workers

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9/24/2014
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Employer Pressure on Bookkeepers to Work Unpaid Overtime

While they may blame it on a sense of duty or responsibility, many bookkeepers end up working overtime hours for free under pressure from their employers.

Category: Bookkeepers & Clerks

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9/20/2014
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Signs of Unpaid Accountant Wages Due to Timekeeping Systems

Unfair timekeeping systems can cheat accountants out of the wages and overtime they deserve. Here are four signs your employer’s timekeeping may be an issue.

Category: Accountants & Auditors

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9/15/2014
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A Salary Doesn’t Exempt Retail Managers From Overtime Pay

Have you been told that retail managers are exempt from overtime because they make a salary? Your employer may be violating your employee rights.

Category: Retail Store Employees

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9/10/2014
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Don’t Rely on General Answers About Banking Wage Rights

Employees in the banking and insurance industries can’t rely on general answers about their wage rights. Instead, answers require a review of specific details.

Category: Banking Industry

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9/3/2014
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Issues With Scheduled Breaks and Pay at Call Centers

Some issues with breaks for call center workers are obvious, but others may not be so clear. Here are a few potential problems with breaks and pay.

Category: Call Center Workers

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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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