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Jeff Rasansky

Construction Crane Accident Attorney in Dallas

Construction accidents are very common in that particular industry. There are many perilous aspects to working around construction and it is quite easy to get hurt when working on scaffolding and…

Jeff Rasansky

Dallas Brain Injury Lawyer: How do I determine who is at fault?

Question: I received a brain injury while on the job. How do I determine who is at fault? Answer: Whenever you are injured on the job, you are able to receive workers’ compensation benefits….

Jeff Rasansky

1 Man Killed, 7 Injured After Wall Collapses at Rice University

A wall collapse at a construction site on the Rice University campus has left one worker dead and seven others injured. The collapse happened at around 4 p.m. Five workers were trapped when some…

Jeff Rasansky

Worker Seriously Injured By Heavy Equipment Accident

According to this article at silive.com, a worker at a Staten Island construction site was injured Monday night after he fell off of a front-end loader and was crushed by one of the wheels.
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RLF Staff

Parkland Hospital Sued for Unpaid Overtime

Claiming she and other nurses had not been paid overtime for work done over the course of three years, Carrolton-resident Angela Valcho has filed a lawsuit against Parkland Health & Hospital System. As an hourly employee, a 30-minute lunch was automatically deducted when clocking in and out of the payroll system. According to her attorney, Alan Crone, Valcho claims there were several days when…

Jeremi Young

Overtime Recordkeeping

Many employers will tell employees that overtime will not be paid without the permission of a supervisor.However, supervisors then give employees too much work to be completed in a 40-hour week, which requires the employee to work longer to avoid disappointing his/her supervisor. Then if the employee submits the time worked, it is refused because it was not approved. This is not legal.The…

Robert Wolf

Carnival Cruise Lines Settles Unpaid Overtime Lawsuit

From a honeymooner going overboard to alleged medical malpractice (update: not to mention the filing of Princess cruise lawsuits), it has not been a banner year for public relations of cruise lines. To add to the growing list of bad PR, Carnival Cruise Lines will pay $6.25 million to thousands of current and former crew members who alleged in federal lawsuits they were not paid enough overtime,…

Jeremi Young

Employee or Contractor Under Overtime Laws

Are you treated as an independent contractor by the company you work for? If so, you should take a closer look at whether you are being legally treated that way.Many company’s tell workers they are “independent contractors” in order to avoid the obligations tha come with employment. However, the mere fact that taxes are not withheld from your check does not mean you are properly classified as…

Jeremi Young

Dollar Financial Settles Overtime Suits

Financial services company Dollar Financial Corp. has agreed to pay up to $5.8 million dollars to settle three class action lawsuits filed by former employees.The suit alleged that Dollar misclassified certain of it store managers as exempt under wage and hour laws in California. The Plaintiffs also claimed dollar used an improper profit-sharing formula in computing bonuses paid to store managers.

Clint Gilbert

Family Dollar Hit With $33.2M Penalty in Overtime Pay Suit

A jury last month ruled that discount chain Family Dollar owed $19.1 million for systematically classifying some employees as “salaried managers,” thus making them ineligible for overtime pay. A federal judge in Alabama has now increased the award to $33.2 million.The increased award comes after the court found that Family Dollar knew it was violating employment laws when they sat up the…