Month: July 2015

Fort Worth Employment Lawyer and Overtime Pay

Although overtime pay has been a part of the Fair Labor Standards Act since its enactment in the 1930s employer continue to violate overtime rights and misunderstand how employees may be classified as exempt from overtime and minimum wage requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Texas Labor Code. Employees not exempt …

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Is a contested divorce better than an uncontested divorce in Fort Worth or Dallas, Texas?

An uncontested divorce or no contest divorce in Texas is a divorce in which both spouses have agreed to the divorce and all the terms of the divorce, including property division and child issues. The Texas Family Code does not treat a contested divorce differently from an uncontested divorce or no contest divorce. (These mean …

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Second Circuit undercuts Department of Labor unpaid internship test

This month the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (which oversees appeals in New York, Vermont and Connecticut) in Glatt v. Fox Searchlight Pictures, Inc. rejected the nearly forty year old internship test applied by the Department of Labor in favor of a more business friendly test called the primary beneficiary test. This …

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