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Court blocks federal plan to extend overtime pay to many

In a blow to the Obama administration’s labor-law plans, a federal court has blocked the start of a rule that would have made an estimated 4 million more American workers eligible for overtime pay heading into the holiday season. As a result of Tuesday’s ruling, overtime changes set to take effect Dec. 1 are now unlikely be in play before ...

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Time running out on learning new way to manage overtime

By BECKY GILLETTE Starting Dec. 1, an estimated 4.2 million salaried workers in the U.S., including 40,000 in Mississippi, will no longer be exempt from U.S. Department of Labor overtime regulations. “That is a large number of folks to educate in a short period of time,” said Jennifer G. Hall, a shareholder with Baker Donelson in Jackson who practices law ...

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City's first responders earn more than $600K in overtime

VICKSBURG — Overtime to firefighter, police officer and paramedics has cost the city of Vicksburg $632,176 with three months remaining in the 2013 fiscal year. The fiscal year ends Sept. 30. Accounting Department director Doug Whittington tells the fithat overtime for the three departments has exceeded that paid in fiscal year 2012. He said the fire department has so far ...

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Employment agency agrees to pay workers for overtime

LAFAYETTE, La.  — An industrial services employment agency has agreed to pay nearly $2 million in back wages to more than 2,000 employees following a U.S. Labor Department investigation. The Labor Department said Lafayette, La.-based Hutco Inc. employees in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas were denied overtime compensation as a result of the company’s improper payment and record-keeping practices. The department ...

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Capital City to pay fine to Labor Department for overtime violations

JACKSON — The Department of Labor has fined the city of Jackson $31,750 for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act uncovered during a recent federal probe. The Clarion-Ledger reports the department began investigating the city in late 2011 after some unidentified officers complained that their superiors were making them work overtime without proper pay. The penalty comes months after ...

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Workers rack up $1M-plus in overtime

HATTIESBURG — Hattiesburg city employees earned more than $1 million in overtime last year. The Hattiesburg American reports that one fire department engineer’s overtime boosted his paycheck above the fire chief’s. The Hattiesburg American requested and analyzed salary reports for the information. It says the fire department engineer got $34,876 in overtime — doubling his annual salary for a total ...

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