Columbus, GA (November 26, 2020) – Two people were injured in an explosion on Monday afternoon at Smith Road, and first responders say that the explosion occurred due to a workplace accident.
Commerce, GA (November 26, 2020) – A construction worker at the SK Battery plant was pronounced dead on Monday morning and another worker is still in serious condition after an accident that occurred at the plant on November 4.
An Atlanta-area restaurant company incorrectly classified restaurant workers as independent contractors to avoid paying overtime. The company also required tipped employees to perform cleaning tasks off the clock, failing to record or pay for all time worked. The employer also made illegal deductions from tipped employees’ pay to account for incorrect orders and customer walkouts. These improper deductions brought the hourly wages below the federal minimum wage.
You must be paid at least $684.00 per week or $35, 568.00 per year beginning January 1, 2020, to be denied overtime as an Executive, Administrative or Professional employee. The announcement today raises the salary level for the most common Fair Labor Standards Act exemptions from overtime.