Tag Archives: Fair Labor Standards Act

U.S. judge in Baltimore admonishes feds in fair-labor case

U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar, chief judge of the U.S. District Court of Maryland, sits in his chambers in Baltimore. (The Daily Record / Heather Cobun)

Saying the government cut corners, the chief judge of the U.S. District Court for Maryland admonished federal investigators Thursday for failing to properly authenticate purported affidavits of a Baltimore County restaurant’s kitchen and wait staff who he found were underpaid ...

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Advocacy groups file federal wage payment suit against remodeling firm


Former employees of a Halethorpe-based home remodeling company filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday accusing the business of failing to pay them adequate wages and engaging in racial discrimination. Homefix Custom Remodeling Corp. employs “lead developers” to canvass neighborhoods and to ...

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Former Baltimore nonprofit employee claims he was misclassified as a contractor

A former East Baltimore Development Inc. employee claims he was intentionally misclassified as an independent contractor and deprived of benefits for several years in a federal lawsuit. Stephen M. Campbell worked for EBDI, a nonprofit organization that works to develop East Baltimore ...

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Federal jury finds wage violation in Baltimore FLSA suit

A federal jury Thursday awarded approximately $25,000 to a man who was misclassified as a salaried employee for more than six years and not paid overtime. Andre Jackson worked for ReliaSource Inc., a Baltimore technological services company, from May 2009 through ...

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Former Gino’s employees allege wage violations, race-based harassment

08.17.11 TOWON, MD.  A long line of customers wait to grab lunch at the recently opened Gino's in Towson, Md. Wednesday Aug. 17, 2011. The Daily Record/Rich Dennison)

Several former Latino employees of Gino’s Burgers & Chicken have filed a lawsuit against the local restaurant chain and its owners, alleging they were not paid for all the hours they worked and were subjected to “severe, pervasive, and unwelcome ...

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4th Circuit: FLSA covers federal contracts even when unmentioned

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals gave a preliminary victory to nearly two dozen electrical workers at a construction project at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, who claimed the subcontractor violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by shortchanging them on their overtime and by not paying them for the 15 minutes they were required to arrive each day before their shifts. (Courtesy U.S. Navy)

The Fair Labor Standards Act enables workers on federal contracts to sue for unpaid wages even when the contracts state they are governed by laws giving only the U.S. government a right to take legal action against the contractors, a federal appeals court has ruled in reviving a lawsuit from Bethesda.

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