February 2020 Archives

School employees may have to engage in wage and hour disputes

School employees sometimes work odd hours and have nontraditional schedules as their work may depend on when school is session. Some types of school district employees might find it necessary to engage in wage and hour disputes when they learn they are not receiving fair pay for hours worked. Recently, a former school district employee filed a lawsuit for unpaid overtime, and she was successful in her efforts.

Apple employees initiated wage and hour disputes with employer

Tennessee employees have the right to expect fair pay for the hours they work. This means all of the time they are technically on the clock, including time spent going through company security measures. Apple employees recently initiated wage and hour disputes against their employer for failing to pay them for time spent going through bag checks, which was a required security measure for all company employees.

Wage and hour disputes result in major payout for firefighter

Tennessee employees have the right to expect fair pay for the hours they work, including overtime hours. One firefighter in another state did not receive appropriate pay for overtime hours, and he took legal action to fight back, ultimately securing a settlement of $560,000. Workers have the right to pursue wage and hour disputes in order to claim what they are rightfully owed. 

Employees file ERISA lawsuit against Shell and Fidelity

Shell Oil and Fidelity are facing serious allegations of mishandling funds and failure to act in the best interests of employees who invested in a company retirement fund. The ERISA lawsuit asserts that Shell did not use its position to bargain for lower bookkeeping and management fees. They also allege that Fidelity prioritized its own financial gain through exorbitant penalties paid out of the retirement funds it was supposed to be managing.

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