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Wage & Hour Problems Happen to Lawyers, Too

Posted by Frank Steinberg | Mar 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

I don't single out law firms for items to post about, but I'm still struck by how many of my posts over the years have involved the employment law problems of law firms.  You'd think that we'd all know better, wouldn't you?

The fact that even members of the bar get themselves into trouble underscores just how arcane and complex employment law compliance can be.

Here's the latest lawsuit we've found.  It involves an Ohio firm that got caught failing to pay overtime to a secretary.  Their reason?  She was paid by "salary."  As we've said before, and doubtless will again, the fact that you call someone's compensation a salary doesn't make it so, and you may still be liable to pay time and a half for weekly hours worked over 40.

Here's the link to the Lawyer's Weekly article.

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Frank Steinberg

Frank is the founder and principal of Steinberg Law, LLC. A Jersey boy born and bred, he focuses on employment litigation and counseling, business litigation,  and aviation law. Following law school and a clerkship in the federal district court Frank spent his early career with large litigation ...

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