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Labor Dept. Offers Overtime Guidance to Employers With Remote Workers

The U.S. Labor Department is reminding employers that they must make a reasonable effort to keep track of all hours worked by non-exempt employees — even those working varied hours from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The department’s Wage …

Lawsuit Seeks to Designate Uber, Lyft Drivers as Employees

BOSTON — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is asking for a court ruling recognizing Uber and Lyft drivers as employees under the state’s wage and hour laws. The lawsuit, filed in Suffolk Superior Court, challenges the designation of drivers as …

McDonald’s to Pay $26M To Settle California Wage Lawsuit

McDonald’s Corp agreed to pay $26 million to settle a nearly seven-year-old lawsuit accusing the fast food chain of underpaying U.S. staff at its corporate-owned restaurants in California. The preliminary settlement resolves claims that the company used a timekeeping system …

Insurers Win Appellate Victory, but Calif. Misclassification Suit Continues

Insurers and service companies won a major victory this week against lawyers who were trying to bind a group of 1,550 California property appraisers together to sue Farmers Group and Allstate Insurance Co. for allegedly misclassifying them as independent contractors …

Rochester Wage Theft Case Poses Test for New State Law

ROCHESTER, Minn. — A group of Rochester-area construction workers are pursuing a wage theft claim, testing a new state law that aims to clamp down on companies that don’t pay for labor. Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry officials said …