The Five Most Common Wage & Hour Questions Answered

When it comes to understanding the complexities of wage and hour laws, people are often left with a variety of questions. In order to provide clarification, the employment attorneys at Maduff & Maduff want to share with you the most common wage and hour questions, and their answers. What are the wage and hour laws? The Fair Labor […]

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Areas of Issue: Wages and Overtime

Employment laws protect employees from having their employment rights violated. From discrimination to harassment, to the payment of wages, there are many ways an employee’s rights can be taken from them, with the most common being wage and overtime theft. Some people, however, may not recognize when these violations occur to them. In order to […]

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Appeals Court Deals Mandatory Arbitration a Huge Blow—Or Does It?

Epic Systems Corporation, a healthcare software company in Wisconsin thought it could prevent its employees from suing to recover alleged failure to pay overtime by a simple arbitration agreement. Epic required its employees, on pain of losing their jobs, to agree that any wage-and-hour claims would be settled only by individual arbitration and that such claims could not be pursued in a […]

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Supreme Court Affirms Use of Representative Damage Analysis in Wage and Hour Class Action

The Supreme Court affirmed the 2.9 million dollar jury award in Tyson v. Bouaphakeo for time workers spent donning and doffing personal protective equipment (often called PPE). To prove the amount of unpaid work, the employees relied on an expert study to calculate the average time it takes to don and doff the PPE. Relying on this […]

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The Class action lawsuit, along with the Collective Action lawsuit used in FLSA overtime and wage cases, are critical tools for individuals to be able to vindicate their rights.  By taking a small amount of money from a lot of people, a company can make a huge financial difference to its bottom line, without creating […]

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