Include Your Unpaid Wages Claim With Your Wrongful Termination Case

If you are about to file a wrongful termination case against your employer, based on discrimination or retaliation or both, you should make sure you include any claim for unpaid wages or overtime, and any other claims for technical labor code violations, if possible. These may include such violation as failure to provide meal breaks Read More …

Service Advisors of Auto Dealerships Are Entitled To Overtime Pay

The 9th Circuit has filed an opinion today holding that service advisors of automobile dealerships are not exempt from overtime pay. (Navarro v Encino Motorcars, LLC.) In that case the dispute focused around the existing FLSA exemption from overtime that applies to “any salesman, partsman or mechanic” … “primarily engaged in selling or servicing automobiles”. Read More …

Retaliation And Oral Complaints About Unpaid Wages

In 2011, the US Supreme Court held in Kasten v Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation¬†(2011) that even oral complaints by employees about not being properly compensated constitute a protected activity within the meaning of anti-retaliation laws. In that case, the plaintiff brought a retaliation lawsuit against his employer under section 213(a)3 of the Fair Labor Standards Read More …