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27 May
Class Action Alleges Maxum Petroleum Operating Co. Failed to Pay Frac Fuelers for Overtime Work

Class Action Alleges Maxum Petroleum Operating Co. Failed to Pay Frac Fuelers for Overtime Work

by Gary Mason | Wage & Hour | Share

An employee who claims that a subsidiary of Pilot Flying J regularly violates the Fair Labor Standards Act has filed a class-action lawsuit in federal court. Lead plaintiff Jonathen Lewandowski says the subsidiary, Maxum Petroleum Operating Co., failed to pay frac fuelers for overtime work. WBM attorneys Nicholas Migliaccio and Jason Rathod represent the plaintiff…

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04 Sep
Pennsylvania Federal District Court Strikes Down “Half-Time” Overtime Pay

Pennsylvania Federal District Court Strikes Down “Half-Time” Overtime Pay

by Scott Harris | Wage & Hour | Share

Did you know that some employers pay overtime at a “half-time” rate rather than “time-and-a-half”? Many workers are surprised to learn that this may be permissible under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and analogous state wage and hour laws. A recent decision from a federal district court in Pennsylvania has held otherwise, finding that…

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02 May
FLSA Case Filed Against Five Guys Restaurants for Failure to Pay Overtime

FLSA Case Filed Against Five Guys Restaurants for Failure to Pay Overtime

by Matthew Lee | Wage & Hour | Share

On March 27, 2012, Plaintiff Valerie Turner filed an Amended Collective Action Complaint in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland against Five Guys Enterprises, LLC and related entities asserting  Fair Labor Standards Act claims.  Plaintiff alleges that she, and other assistant store managers-in-training who worked at Five Guys, were misclassified under…

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John Whitfield has been significant in his management of a suit involving the death of my son in a motorcycle accident. His professionalism, compassion, support, and especially his knowledge base in this suit has been above reproach. He has communicated well and kept all parties apprised of the status of the suit. I feel he negotiated effectively to reach the best possible settlement for my son's estate. He certainly assures his clients are represented well. I am grateful for his successfully bringing this suit to a satisfactory conclusion. In short, John's expertise has been awesome.

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Lincoln, Nebraska

I am very grateful to Gary Mason for taking the initiative in filing suit against the manufacturers of defective CSST pipe. I am sure that this successful litigation will now help Maryland homeowners become aware of the danger of old style CSST pipe and to let them know what steps they may take to protect themselves against those dangers. Who knows how many lives and homes may be saved as a result of his efforts. Thank you Gary Mason for your important work in this litigation. I enjoyed working with him on this effort.

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Cambridge, Maryland
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