Category Archives: FLSA/Overtime

DAMAGES POSSIBLE FOR EMOTIONAL DISTRESS IN FLSA RETALIATION CASES? Let’s assume that you filed a grievance claiming two hours of overtime pay for the time a manager had you stay a “little late” during the pay period to get some … Continue reading

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THE FLSA GRIEVANCE REMEDY PERIOD Not long ago we wrote about the very substantial difference between the time period in which a grievance must be filed once learning of a violation and how far back in the past an arbitrator … Continue reading

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AFL-CIO UNIONS GET $80 MILLION IN BACK PAY FOR HHS/IHS EMPLOYEES Another victory on an FLSA grievance is hardly news, but an $80 million dollar back pay check is always something to crow about.  NFFE, AFGE and LIUNA spent the … Continue reading

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IS THIS FLSA RETALIATION? (By Guest Contributor) When a GS-6 employee complained to her supervisor that she was not getting paid for all the overtime she was working, the supervisor stopped giving her any overtime for a month. On her … Continue reading

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AFGE WINS $35 MILLION IN BACK PAY FOR EPA MEMBERS Laborradio.org just reported that the AFGE Council of locals in the Environmental Protection Administration has settled a grievance for $35 million in retroactive overtime pay.  EPA management had told these … Continue reading

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TEST YOURSELF- The Correct OT Remedy Let’s assume that you find management has incorrectly told some employees over the last nine months that they may only be compensated with comp time to work extra hours, not time-and-one-half overtime pay.  Then, … Continue reading

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COUNCIL OF PRISON LOCALS WINS OT PAY FOR PRE-SHIFT WORK Most feds know that you have to be paid for any work they do, but not many recognize that the things they do before their shift to get ready for … Continue reading

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DOES AFGE OVERTIME WIN MEAN BACK PAY FOR YOU? The Authority has just upheld an arbitrator’s decision (AFGE, 66 FLRA No. 100) which could mean retroactive overtime pay for a lot of federal employees.  It all began when the Bureau … Continue reading

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16 WAYS PROBATIONERS CAN APPEAL TERMINATIONS The single biggest lie told newly hired federal employees may be the words “Probationary employees have no rights.”  The second biggest might be that there is nothing the union can do for them during … Continue reading

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FREE ON-LINE FLSA TRAINING MATERIALS STEWARD ALERT!     The right to be paid for all the hours we work is about as fundamental right as employees have and not far behind that is the right to be paid at an overtime … Continue reading

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