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May 22, 2013 By Brian J. Militzok, Esq.
Usher Raymond, R&B star and current judge of The Voice, has been sued by his former nanny of two years, Cecilia Duncan. Ms. Duncan allegedly began her employment as a part-time nanny caring for Usher’s children, however, it is alleged that Ms. Duncan began routinely working more than 40 hours per week without any [...]
May 13, 2013 By Brian J. Militzok, Esq.
H.R. 1406, the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013, is a bill that recently passed the United States House of Representatives this week with a vote consisting of 220 Republicans and 3 Democratic votes. The bill will now go before the United States Senate for vote. Rep. Martha Roby (R-Ala.) introduced the bill last month [...]
April 26, 2013 By Brian J. Militzok, Esq.
Overview of Mechanics Under the Fair Labor Standards Act The Fair Labor Standards Act is a federal law that establishes the federal minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and youth employment standards. Generally, mechanics are considered non-exempt employees who are entitled to overtime pay. Section 13(b)(1) of the Fair labor Standards Act, however, provides an overtime [...]
March 28, 2013 By Brian J. Militzok, Esq.
Overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (often referred to as the “ADA”), enacted in 1990, provides more accessibility in the workplace to persons with disabilities. The Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits certain employers from discriminating against qualified individuals with disabilities in job application procedures, hiring, firing, advancement, [...]
March 24, 2013 By Brian J. Militzok, Esq.
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a federal law that governs many employment-related wage issues that occur in the workplace. The FLSA does, however, provide for an exemption to the minimum wage and overtime law, for any employee employed by an establishment which is an amusement or recreational establishment. In addition to being employed [...]
February 24, 2013 By Brian J. Militzok, Esq.
What is the FMLA The Family and Medical Leave Act, or FMLA, was enacted in 1993 to ensure that employees eligible to receive leave under FMLA would be entitled to a twelve-week leave from work due to certain family and medical reasons. Only certain employees are “covered” or eligible to receive the benefits of the [...]
February 12, 2013 By Brian J. Militzok, Esq.
Overview The Fair Labor Standards Act is a Federal law that governs many employment-related legal issues that arise in the workplace. The Fair Labor Standards Act generally requires that most employees are entitled to receive the minimum wage for each and every hour worked, as well as overtime pay, at a rate of time-and-a-half for [...]
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