Practices

Cases Investigated

Beasley Allen is currently investigating cases involving Wage and Hour Disputes. However, our attorneys would like to investigate any claims of loss that may be the result of an employment dispute.

New overtime rule raises threshold for overtime exemption; more employees to receive overtime pay

May 20, 2016 - Anyone making less than $47,476 is now eligible to receive overtime pay, or time-and-a-half pay, thanks to a new overtime exemption rule that’s been finalized this week by the U.S. Labor... Read More


Employee vs. independent contractor: Uber lawsuit sparks FLSA employment law debate

July 13, 2015 - Uber and American employment law have been butting heads over how to classify the innovative ride-hailing service’s drivers in accordance to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) – 1099... Read More


Proposed expansion of overtime benefits expected to take effect in 2016

July 1, 2015 - Millions of Americans earning salaries of less than $50,400 per year will be entitled to overtime pay under a new plan the U.S. Department of Labor and the Obama Administration will propose... Read More


Trucking companies say they are exempt from state wage and hour laws

December 30, 2013 - Court documents filed by a group of Southern California port trucking companies accused of fraudulently misclassifying its regular drivers as independent contractors demonstrate how these... Read More


Dick’s Sporting Goods agrees to settle overtime violation lawsuits

February 1, 2011 - Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc., has reached a tentative settlement agreement involving employees and former employees who allege the company did not pay them for overtime hours worked,... Read More


New York passes law to protect fair pay

December 16, 2010 - New York Governor David Paterson on Dec. 13 signed into law the Wage Theft Prevention Act (S.8380/A.11726), which seeks to ensure that employers pay statutorily mandated minimum wages... Read More


Supreme Court will determine validity of Wal-Mart class action

December 6, 2010 - The Supreme Court agreed Monday, Dec. 6, that it will hear an appeal by Wal-Mart regarding one of the largest employment discrimination cases in U.S. history. The lawsuit, Wal-Mart... Read More


Illegal aliens easy targets of workplace wage, labor law abuses

October 20, 2010 - In a time of widespread joblessness, Mexicans in New York have proved unusually adept at finding and keeping work. Of the city's 10 largest immigrant groups, they have the highest... Read More


Labor Department to step up enforcement of Fair Labor Laws

September 22, 2009 - The U.S. Department of Labor plans to hire 670 investigators next year to beef up enforcement of laws that protect workers from everything from unsafe working conditions to unfair wage... Read More


An update on pending FLSA litigation

August 19, 2009 - Our firm has recently settled three significant FLSA cases on a class wide (collective action) basis, providing employees of those companies with back wages that they were wrongfully... Read More


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