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Home Health Worker Files Class Action Lawsuit Regarding Travel Time Paid at Straight Time Rates

On November 30, 2017, we filed suit in Federal Court in Austin, Texas against AccentCare, Inc., a nationwide home healthcare company. The case was filed on behalf of Estella Lynn Trammell and a class of individuals who were shorted overtime pay by AccentCare. The lawsuit alleges that AccentCare shorted its employees overtime through two pay […]

Moreland Law Firm Files Oilfield Class Action Lawsuit on Behalf of Operators Shorted Overtime Pay

On Friday, November 17, 2017, Moreland Law Firm, P.C. filed suit in Federal Court in Midland, Texas against Globe Energy Services, LLC and Light Tower Rentals, LLC, both now doing business as Gravity Oilfield Services. The case was filed on behalf of Calvin Scott and a class of Operators for Gravity. Scott brings claims under […]

Moreland Law Firm Files Class Action Lawsuit on Behalf of RNs and LVNs Required to Work During Unpaid Meal Periods

On Tuesday, November 14, 2017, Moreland Law Firm, P.C. filed suit in Federal Court in Del Rio, Texas against companies operating the Val Verde Regional Medical Center. The case was filed on behalf of Donald Sehr and a class of LVNs and RNs. Sehr brings claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act (the “FLSA”) against […]

Moreland Law Firm Files Class Action Lawsuit on Behalf of Oracle Inside Sales Representatives Required to Work Off the Clock

On Tuesday, November 14, 2017, Moreland Law Firm, P.C. filed suit in Federal Court in Austin, Texas against Oracle. The case was filed on behalf of Daniel Wilson and a class of inside sales representatives dubbed “Account Executives” by Oracle. Wilson brings claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act (the “FLSA”), the federal law that […]

WAKE UP! and Smell the Overtime

Although federal overtime laws are more than eighty years old, we frequently encounter situations where employees are deprived of the pay to which they are entitled. Worse yet, the violations go back many years. Employers get away with these violations for long periods of time, in part because both the employer and the employees wrongly […]

Contractors with the Department of Defense Repeatedly Violate Federal Wage and Hour Laws, According to Nationwide Study

This is Part 3 of our three part series regarding overtime violations among Department of Defense contractors.  If you have not already, check out Part 1 (Common Violations in the Industry) and Part 2 (Why Defense Contractors Violate). Recently, the Center for Public Integrity conducted a study of wage and hour violations by federal contractors from January 2015 to July […]

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