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Overtime Attorneys


When you work overtime, it is likely not out of the goodness of your heart. It is either because your boss really needs the extra help or because you really need the extra money. In either instance, know that your time is not free, and that you are ... Read More
April 6, 2018DREW N. HERRMANN
Nondisclosure Agreements


Working at the White House would be a dream job for many people. Who would not want to have the president as a boss? Maybe you would think twice if you knew that you would have to sign a non-disclosure agreement in order ... Read More
April 3, 2018DREW N. HERRMANN
Overtime Pay


It is a common misconception that salaried employees cannot receive overtime pay. In fact, many people wrongfully believe that they are put on salary so that their employers can ask them to work overtime without paying them more for it. Neither of these statements is true. ... Read More
March 30, 2018DREW N. HERRMANN
Obama Overtime Rule


On December 1, 2016, millions of American workers were slated to receive overtime pay, thanks to the Obama Administration's finalized overtime rule under the Department of Labor. The rule says anyone who makes less than $47,476 per year must receive time-and-a-half pay for ... Read More
March 29, 2018DREW N. HERRMANN
Wages for Interns


According to the Atlanta Business Chronicle, the United States Department of Labor issued new guidelines in January of 2018 designed to provide guidance in determining whether students and interns working jobs at for-profit employers are employees entitled to... Read More
March 16, 2018DREW N. HERRMANN
Overtime Violations


On March 6, the United States Department Of Labor launched a pilot program for employers to self-audit and correct minimum wage and overtime violations that are covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act. The program is called the ... Read More
March 2, 2018DREW N. HERRMANN
Overtime Lawsuit_Panera Bread


According to the Washington Business Journal, employees of Panera Bread have filed a class-action lawsuit alleging that they were not paid for hours of overtime worked as Assistant Managers for the restaurant chain. Specifically, the employees are claiming ... Read More
March 1, 2018DREW N. HERRMANN
Overtime Exemptions


Overtime Exemption: Motor Carrier Act Under federal law, all employees are entitled to overtime pay unless exempt. We have previously covered some of the more commonly used overtime exemptions (article: Administrative Overtime Exemption; various overtime exemptions). In this article we are going to cover the commonly misapplied overtime exemption known ... Read More
January 23, 2018DREW N. HERRMANN
Illegal Tip Pool


**Warning:  If you are paid a direct wage of less than $7.25 per hour (i.e. as little as $2.13/hour) the new regulation discussed in this article does NOT apply to you – your employer cannot take your tips, deduct from your tips, require you to share tips in ... Read More
January 4, 2018DREW N. HERRMANN
Tip Laws


You may have heard that Trump’s Secretary of Labor has proposed a new regulation concerning the tip pool laws. Lots of commentary has been written concerning the new proposed regulation. With that comes the fake news; I have read several misleading headlines regarding the interpretation of the new regulation. Specifically, ... Read More
December 14, 2017DREW N. HERRMANN