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Off the Clock Work

In May of this past year Dollar Tree paid $300,000 to more than 4,200 former and current employees. The suit claims that Dollar Tree failed to compensate the employees for routine “off the clock” work. This practice was widespread throughout all of the Dollar Tree stores. The employees were forced to perform work tasks during…

Notable Class Actions of 2015

Year after year class actions against corporations and companies make headlines for the settlements and monetary payments awarded. These cases involve a large class that has been harmed in some way. This year is no different. Already a variety of class actions suits had started and some even settled. Oregon’s Labor Union Suit A libertarian…

The FCC’s New Rule Against Robocalls

Nothing is more convenient than having a cell phone. Our modern technology makes it easy to stay in touch with family and friends. However, automated phone calls and texts known as “robocalls” and “robotexts” are an annoying and unwanted part of having a phone with you at all times. They take up your time and…

Debt Collection And Intimidation

Receiving calls from debt collectors can be scary. Owing money to people and having them constantly call and hound you can cause stress and difficulty in your day-to-day life. Collector’s tactics of intimidation and fear would make anyone worried about the consequences of having overdue debts. A collections lawsuit is a serious matter, one that…

The Protections Of The Telephone Consumer Protection Act

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act or the TCPA was enacted to protect you from unwanted telephone solicitation and using automated telephone systems. The Do Not Call List is a part of the TCPA . There are other aspects of the TCPA that protect people. There are however a few exceptions to the TCPA that are…

Ensuring You Get What You Deserve When It Comes To Overtime

People deserve to be paid for the amount they work. When your employer does not pay you for overtime it can be frustrating and you can find yourself in a difficult situation. If you are not exempt from overtime payments then if you work over forty hours in a week you are entitled to paid…

TracFone Learns a $40mil Lesson in Keeping Promises

When the news reports on big dollar class action settlements, it’s common to wonder what a company must have done to warrant such an enormous award. In many cases, it’s a simple answer—companies do or fail to do common sense things that get them into trouble. Such was the case with TracFone, which recently entered…

Your Rights if You’re an Identity Theft Victim

Identity theft can be a credit nightmare. Even of banks refund money or creditors excuse debts, your credit report may still reflect you incurring debt you didn’t incur. Luckily, the law has provisions to try to help you if you’re an identity theft victim. (Remember, CRAs are Credit Reporting Agencies – Experian, Equifax and Transunion,…

Three Things Debt Collectors Do That Cross The Line

If you owe money, it’s likely you’ve come into contact with debt collectors. Debt collectors certainly have a legal right to collect debts that are owed, but federal law regulates the right and wrong way that they can do that. In many cases, debt collectors cross the line, resulting in illegal activity to collect debts.…

How Many Times Does a Telemarketer Have to Call Before I Have a Legal Claim?

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) is a powerful consumer rights statute that restricts how others can contact you for commercial reasons, such as selling products, or collecting debts. The TCPA was enacted to recognize that calls to your home or cell phone, are invasive, intrusive, and often can cost money, such as with a…

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