Ask any sports fan and they will likely tell you that we currently are in the middle of one of the most exciting times of the year. That's because the official start of the MLB season is right around the corner, the NFL draft is only weeks away and, of course, the NCAA basketball tournament is going on right now.
Thousands of Wal-Mart employees across the country will soon be paid back wages for overtime work. Wal-Mart, which of course has several stores in South Florida, was investigated by the U.S. Department of Labor in 2007, who found that the company violated the Fair Labor Standards Act's overtime provisions.
An appeal made by the Applebee's International restaurant chain was recently refused consideration by the U.S. Supreme Court. The appeal follows a lawsuit filed by thousands of bartenders and servers, affecting those in South Florida and nationwide, who claimed underpayment because they were paid reduced wages on the basis that they were receiving tips.
The laws and regulations which govern employers are always evolving, and it is important for employees to be aware of their rights.