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Thu Sep 27, 2012, 10:13 PM

More Americans suing employers for overtime pay

We need jobs-or income to survive. We need to replace our aging infrastructure...And the need for new technologies... But the change that was needed is not occurring because it is said Obama's Cabinet members are relying on hold overs from Bush..."

"Since the height of the recession in 2008, more workers across the US have been suing employers under federal and state wage-and-hour laws.


During the Great Recession, businesses laid off almost 9 million employees. Now, many of the unemployed are striking back in court, according to a USA Today report.

The number of lawsuits filed last year was up 32% vs. 2008, an increase that some experts partly attribute to a post-downturn austerity that pervaded the American workplace and artificially inflated US productivity, the report said.

Workers' main grievance is that they had to put in more than 40 hours a week without overtime pay through various practices."

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Glydewrite Sep 2012 #7
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Response to midnight (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2012, 10:34 PM

1. Nurse employment require, sometimes, that they work overtime.... However, under Bush Nurses under a

new law lost their overtime after working 8 hours in that one shift.... However, police continue to receive over time.... Shouldn't labor practices be more fair?

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Response to midnight (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2012, 11:13 PM

2. It's wage theft

rich fuckers do it to the poor all the time

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Response to gopiscrap (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 27, 2012, 11:19 PM

3. I never thought of it like that before.... Damn... but it sounds right...

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Response to midnight (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 12:20 AM

4. It's very prevelant

undocumented works are particularly vulnerable to this....Forever 21 was a huge violator a few years back..the United Methodist Church and others have been fighting this for awhile.

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Response to gopiscrap (Reply #4)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 05:52 PM

5. I suppose our undocumented workers were practice for the rest of us.... Because if they can do this

to the most vulnerable in our communities it is only a matter of time before the rest of us are hit with these underhanded methods...

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Response to midnight (Reply #5)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 07:53 PM

6. exactly

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Response to midnight (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 09:29 PM

7. Employee Law Suits

It's unbelievable what employees sue for. I know some people have a legitimate beef, but
I have heard some stories that are pretty under-handed in their demands and approach.

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Response to Glydewrite (Reply #7)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 09:36 PM

8. If you have listened to this links video, these particular lawsuits have merit and

having nothing to do with the underhanded nonsense that is being imposed upon these workers in this law suite.

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