Content about Overtime

March 19, 2014

President Obama reportedly wants to raise the maximum salary threshold for overtime eligibility for salaried employees.

Washington, D.C. – President Obama reportedly wants to raise the maximum salary threshold for overtime eligibility for salaried employees. According to Reuters, Obama has directed the Labor Department to raise the current maximum salary level of $455 per week, which covers about 12% of all hourly employees.

March 13, 2014

The National Retail Federation is publicly opposing any change in current regulations regarding overtime pay.

Washington, D.C. - The National Retail Federation (NRF) is publicly opposing any change in current regulations regarding overtime pay. In a prepared statement issued in response to reports that President Obama will propose a change in federal overtime rules, David French, senior VP for government relations for the NRF, said current overtime rules have been in effect for 10 years and are working.

October 22, 2012

By Bruce M. Cross, Perkins Coie LLP

By Bruce M. Cross, BCross@perkinscoie.com

In the holiday rush, it's easy to overlook wage-hour issues. This article discusses common ones to which retailers should be alerted, including: temporary workers and independent contractors; unpaid interns and trainees; “off-the-clock” work, meal and rest breaks; seating requirements; cost of uniforms; workplace safety; and overtime exemptions.

Temporary workers

August 22, 2011

Starbucks Corp. agreed to pay nearly $1.6 million to cafe managers and their lawyers to settle a dispute concerning overtime pay, the Associated Press reported.

Seattle -- Starbucks Corp. agreed to pay nearly $1.6 million to cafe managers and their lawyers to settle a dispute concerning overtime pay, the Associated Press reported.

The lawsuit was filed in 2009 in U.S. District Court in South Florida by a former Starbucks employee and covered roughly 550 managers.

January 28, 2010

Staples said Friday that it has agreed to pay $42 million to settle several class-action...

October 13, 2009

A Clinton County (Iowa) District Court Judge said late Tuesday that Wal-Mart Stores has agreed...

October 4, 2009

Family Dollar Stores said on Monday that the U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to...

September 30, 2009

Fisher & Phillips law firm released the following tips to avoid potential lawsuits when hiring...

January 13, 2009

Duane Reade said Wednesday that it has reached a $3.5 million litigation settlement that will...

September 1, 2008

A federal judge has granted summary judgment in favor of more than 400 current and...

January 13, 2008

Ankeny, Iowa Already facing lawsuits from managers claiming not to have been paid overtime, convenience...

November 18, 2007

Tustin, Calif., RadioShack...

August 31, 2007

The 3-in.-by-4-in. ad on the sports page of a New York newspaper carried a...

August 30, 2007

The 3-in.-by-4-in. ad on the sports page of a New York newspaper carried a nightmarish...

May 31, 2007

Retail employers uttered a collective gasp when the California Supreme Court handed down its April...

September 15, 2005

Fort Worth, Texas, ...

September 15, 2005

Fort Worth, Texas, ...