• The Third Circuit Defines When Changing into Protective Gear is Compensable Under the FLSA
    calender 07 September 2023 category Overtime, General
    The Third Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that the time spent by oil rig workers changing into and out of protective gear is compensable under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The court held that the compensability of this time depends on a multi-factor test, and rejected a standard that pegs compensability on whether the clothing guards against dangers
  • Unmasking Deceptive Compensation Packages
    calender 23 August 2023 category Overtime
    The Illusion of a "Salary” Many employers in the field of project management have developed clever compensation packages to obscure the true nature of a scheduler's compensation, often presenting it as a "salary." However, under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), for a payment to qualify as a bona fide salary, it must bear a reasonable relationship to the total
  • Unpaid Overtime: Are Primavera P6 Schedulers Owed More Than They Think?
    calender 23 August 2023 category Overtime
    In today's fast-paced world of project management, Oracle Primavera P6 software has become a staple tool for schedulers, ensuring that projects run smoothly and efficiently. But behind the scenes, there's an issue that often goes unnoticed: the unpaid overtime wages owed to these dedicated professionals. This article will delve into the job duties of schedulers, why they deserve overtime pay,
  • calender 15 June 2023 category General
    The United States Supreme Court recently made a ruling that affects how some employees are paid. In the case of Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. v. Hewitt, the Court decided that paying employees based on a "day rate" does not meet the requirements of the salary basis test under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). This means that even highly
  • calender 25 January 2023 category Overtime
    Workers in the oil and gas industry are often misclassified as exempt employees and are not paid overtime. However, this is usually illegal. The law requires employers to pay their workers overtime when they work more than 40 hours a week. Many employers attempt to avoid this requirement by paying their employees a "day rate". This means that the employee
  • The Top Reasons to Consult an Attorney About Pharmacy Negligence
    calender 06 May 2021 category Pharmacy Error
    While it might seem like pharmacies have a lot of checks and balances in place to prevent injury or harm from coming to patients who have their prescriptions filled there, the reality is that various kinds of errors harm or injure patients every year. There are over 1,400 errors related to medications that are not reported correctly, and not reviewed
  • How to Know if a Prescription Error is Malpractice?
    calender 27 April 2021 category Pharmacy Error
    Malpractice cases always hinge on a determination that negligence was involved in the accident that caused harm to another person. There are mistakes that are not considered to be negligence and defining the difference between the two takes a careful investigation into the situation that led to the prescription error itself. As the victim of a prescription error, you probably
  • Compounding Pharmacy Negligence and Malpractice
    calender 21 April 2021 category Pharmacy Error
    Pharmacy negligence is more common that you might think. Errors in filling medication orders can originate from the doctor’s office, from the staff at the pharmacy, or from the pharmacists themselves. Being given the wrong medication or the wrong dosage of one of your medicines can lead to significant injury or death. For those who get their medications from a
  • What Are the Most Common Types of Pharmacy Error or Negligence?
    calender 16 April 2021 category Pharmacy Error
    You might think that there are lots of checks and balances in place in pharmacies to prevent errors in medication dosage and other problems from slipping through the cracks. While this is true, you would be surprised at the high number of instances each year where pharmacy negligence causes harm to patients. If you have been harmed due to pharmacy
  • Pharmacy Error and Negligence/Malpractice
    calender 06 April 2021 category Pharmacy Error
    You trust your pharmacy to provide your prescriptions in whole and with factual dosing directions. But what happens when your pharmacist makes a mistake? In the event of negligence on their part, it’s important to understand your options. Prescription Errors Did you know that prescription errors are one of the single most common types of medical malpractice? What’s more, there