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FLSA: In Musch v. Domtar - 7th Circuit Holds Not All Post-Shift Activities Are Compensable.

On November 25, 2009, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ('COA'), in Musch v. Domtar Industries, held that employees' daily post-shift activities of changing clothes and showering due to potential chemical exposure in employer's paper mill was NOT so integral and indispensable to employment that it was subject to overtime compensation under the FLSA.

Former Amazon.com Employee Files Lawsuit Against Company For Failing To Pay For All Hours Worked

A former Amazon.com employee in Las Vegas is seeking class-action status for a lawsuit claiming the company's warehouse workers nationwide have been shorted on overtime pay because of the company's practice of rounding time to the quarter hour.

Employers Beware: Failing To Comply With Court Order To Pay Back Wages May Land You In Jail

In San Francisco, CA the owners of a residential cleaning service were taken into custody and later released after failing to comply with a court order directing payment of $3.5 million in back wages to 385 employees.

Lawsuit Filed Against Bank Of America For Failure To Pay Overtime and Earned Wages

The lawsuit alleges that telephone dedicated call center employees were required to perform essential preparatory and related work activities before and after their paid shifts. These activities were integral and indispensable for them to perform their duties.

Wal-Mart Settles Overtime Lawsuit For $11 Million - It Plans On Settling 63 Similar Lawsuits

A class-action lawsuit filed eight years ago in Clinton County, Iowa accusing Wal-Mart of intimidating employees into working overtime without pay has been settled, the company will pay $11 million.

U.S. Supreme Court Leaves Family Dollar On The Hook For $36 Million In Unpaid Overtime

The U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear an appeal from Family Dollar Stores Inc. on Monday, leaving the company on the hook to pay overtime wages to 1444 employees who were misclassified as managers but had little or no managerial/supervisory duties.

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