An Oregon employer violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) when it failed to include production bonuses in calculating overtime. It failed to include an annual bonus for each hour worked and a daily driver’s bonus. West Coast Reforestation Inc. – based in Salem, Oregon – will pay $73,383 to 26 employees for violating overtime and record keeping provisions of the FLSA.
Common FLSA violations in restaurants include: (1) paying straight time instead of overtime, (2) failure to pay for pre- and post-shift work, (3) pay deductions for cash shortages and mistakes, (4) not combining time worked at multiple stores, and (5) child labor violations.
Forcing a nursing mother at work to express milk in a restroom or in public is against the law.
In settlement of a federal lawsuit, a Texas family counseling company will pay $22,000 in back wages and liquidated damages to a former employee for violating the anti-retaliation provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).