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Workers at Fed Health Care Call Center Alleges Unpaid OT

Workers at Fed Health Care Call Center Alleges Unpaid OT
Customer service workers at a call center for insurance exchanges established under the federal health care overhaul have sued their employer in federal court, saying they were forced to work unpaid overtime.
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Walmart Contractor Pays $4.7M Overtime Wage Settlement, Avoids Admitting Wrongdoing

Walmart Contractor Pays $4.7M Overtime Wage Settlement, Avoids Admitting Wrongdoing
Schneider Logistics, a contractor which runs a Walmart distribution center in Mira Loma, California, agreed to pay $4.7 million to as many as 568 workers as part of a settlement stemming from a case in the federal court system. The company was accused of systematically cheating workers out of overtime hours as well as illegally deducting wages from their paychecks.
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Ms. Classification: Former Lady Gaga Assistant Suing for $380,000 of Unpaid Overtime

Ms. Classification: Former Lady Gaga Assistant Suing for $380,000 of Unpaid Overtime
A former assistant to singer Lady Gaga is taking her former employer to court for unpaid overtime after being forced to be “on call” for 24 hours a day. Gaga's response? She's a "rat who is suing me for money she didn’t earn."
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Cantor Works Overtime to Give Away Workers' Time and Money

Cantor Works Overtime to Give Away Workers' Time and Money
A crude deceit is at the very heart of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's “Working Families Flexibility Act,” which the Virginia Republican recently slid through the House. It eliminates a central piece of America’s middle-class framework: the eight-hour workday and 40-hour week. Under the 1938 Fair Labor Law, bosses can make hourly employees work extra, but only by paying an overtime wage for the added hours. Cantor's plan takes that away.
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GOP Seeks Alternative to Private Sector Overtime Pay

GOP Seeks Alternative to Private Sector Overtime Pay
It seems like a simple proposition: give employees who work more than 40 hours a week the option of taking paid time off instead of overtime pay. The choice already exists in the public sector. Federal and state workers can save earned time off and use it weeks or even months later to attend a parent-teacher conference, care for an elderly parent or deal with home repairs.
Republicans in Congress are pushing legislation that would extend that option to the private sector. They say that would bring more flexibility to the workplace and help workers better balance family and career.
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Republicans Next Target? Overtime Pay and the 40-hour Work Week

Republicans Next Target? Overtime Pay and the 40-hour Work Week
Republicans in Congress have renewed their decades-old attack on the 40-hour work week. Once again, they are pushing so-called “comp time” legislation that would allow employers to stop giving workers any extra pay for overtime work.
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