Caseworkers drink coffee to get through late night overtime shift

Are Caseworkers and Case Managers Entitled to Overtime?

Case managers or caseworkers in the social work and healthcare fields are often paid a salary by their employers and are told that they will not be paid overtime as they are “exempt” from overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act. When hired, many employers tell the case managers that they will work 40 hours…

A Clock going Overtime

Am I Entitled to Overtime Pay?

Most employees in Florida and Alabama are entitled to at least the federal minimum wage and “time and one-half” overtime pay for all hours worked beyond the 40 hour work week, but there are some exceptions. Section 13(a)(1) of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) grants exemption from both minimum wage and overtime pay for employees that…

Loan Officers Entitled to Overtime Pay

SCOTUS: Mortgage Loan Officers Entitled to Overtime Pay

Under the Fair Labor and Standards Act (FLSA) Mortgage Loan Officers Entitled to Unpaid Overtime Pay The U.S. Supreme Court recently upheld an Administrator’s Opinion issued by the Department of Labor stating that “typical” mortgage-loan officers are not covered by the “administrative exemption” to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and thus would be entitled to…

Misclassified Employee Law

Am I an Employee or Independent Contractor?

Misclassification of Employees as Contractors and the FLSA Many employers believe that they can save money by hiring a worker and call them an “independent contractor”, thus saving significant money on payroll taxes and workers’ compensation expenses. While in theory this may be a good money saving technique, in the long run, it could cost…

US Court of Appeals: Home Care Workers Deserve Overtime Pay Under FLSA

  On Friday, the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit issued an Order in the case of Home Care Association of America, et al v. David Weil; (No. 1:14-cv-00967, U.S. District Court of Appeals DC Circuit (August 21,2015)),  upholding a home care worker’s right to receive overtime pay and the minimum wage under…

Is Your Uber Driver an Independent Contractor?

In Pensacola and hundreds of other cities around the world, it is now possible to get a cab ride without calling up a cab company. Instead, you can go online or use your smartphone app to connect with someone in your community who will give you a ride in his or her own vehicle for…