Are Car Dealership Service Advisors Entitled to Overtime?

The Supreme Court is currently reviewing whether to accept a case out of California that found that service advisors or parts advisors are not exempt from the FLSA and are therefore entitled to overtime for hours worked in excess of 40 in a workweek. This decision  Navarro et al. v. Encino Motorcars, LLC – was in stark contrast with […]

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I Need to Attend My Kid’s School Conference But I cannot Get Time Off? What do I do??

Illinois (as well as California and D.C.) requires that an “employer must grant an employee leave of up to a total of 8 hours during any school year, no more than 4 hours of which may be taken on any given day, to attend school conferences or classroom activities related to the employee’s child if […]

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When Can Employees Sue an Employer to Rule a Non-Compete Unforceable

A recent decision by the Federal Court in Chicago suggests that a former employee cannot sue his former employer to challenge the validity of a non-compete agreement if there is no threat that the former employer will seek to enforce it.  But as discussed herein, there may be other ways to challenge it. First some […]

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Most Domestic Service Workers Will Be Entitled to Overtime

On October 6, 2015, Chief Justice Roberts denied a stay thereby confirming that new regulations (see our blog post about it here) will go into effect after the Court of Appeals enters its mandate – which is expected as soon as October 13, 2015. Here are the key takeaways from these changes. Most domestic service […]

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When To Consult With An Employment Attorney

It is important to know whom you can turn to and trust in the event your employment rights have been violated, especially when you have taken the appropriate steps to handle your concern but have not been taken seriously. It is often during these occasions in which employees will ignore their concerns simply because they […]

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