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Stagnant Wages Hamper DOL’s Efforts to Combat Wage Theft

A stagnant minimum wage widens the gap between the rich and the poor, and causes many workers to fall further behind and rely on government programs to make ends meet.

07/15/2024

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Iranian Labor Activist Behnam Ebrahimzadeh Released from Prison

McGillivary Steele Elkin LLP is pleased to announce that client Iranian Labor Activist Behnam Ebrahimzadeh has been released from Prison. Partner Greg McGillivary and Associate Diana Nobile worked with Freedom Now and counsel in London on behalf of Mr. Ebrahimzardeh, who was released nearly 5 years before the end of his prison term.

May 10, 2017

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Woodley & McGillivary featured in The Washington Post

Sara Faulman featured in The Washington Post for her advocacy on behalf of former Wal-Mart employee, Beverly Steward.

April 07, 2017

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Gregory McGillivary featured in The New York Daily News

Attorney, Gregory K. McGillivary, was featured in The New York Daily News regarding an overtime lawsuit brought by McGillivary Steele Elkin LLP and Hope Pordy of Spivak Lipton.

November 14, 2016

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US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit Rules All First Responder Supervisors (Fire Captains) Entitled to FLSA Overtime Pay

In a precedent-setting case handled by Molly Elkin and Sara Faulman of McGillivary Steele Elkin LLP, the Fourth Circuit (covering Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, South Carolina and North Carolina) found that Fire Captains who are first responders are entitled to FLSA overtime compensation regardless of whether they also perform supervisory job duties.

July 19, 2016

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Attorneys Megan Mechak and Gregory K. McGillivary featured in Bloomberg’s BNA

Megan Mechak was featured in Bloomberg BNA’s Daily Labor Report published on May 11, 2016. In the article, she explained the limited applicability of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Tyson v. Bouaphakeo to similar lawsuits. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of the employees in the recent decision.

June 21, 2016

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Are you a salaried employee? You might be missing out on overtime pay!

Most salaried employees are required to be paid overtime. But many people think that if they receive a salary, then they are ineligible for overtime pay. WRONG! It’s possible that you may not be getting paid for all the work that you are doing.

April 26, 2016

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McGillivary featured in Bloomberg BNA

On December 9, 2015, Gregory K. McGillivary was featureed in the Daily Labor Report (Bloomberg BNA). To read more about his accomplishments in field of Labor & Employment Law, please click here:Gregory McGillivary Article in Bloomberg BNA.

April 26, 2016

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Attorney Sara L. Faulman has article published in Law360

At the end of last year, the town of Elizabeth, New Jersey, became the 22nd city in the country to pass a paid sick leave law.

April 26, 2016

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Calling All Interns: Beware Of What You’re Signing Up For

If you are interning for a company and receiving no money and no educational credit, and you are thinking that you are overworked, underpaid and unappreciated, than legally, you are correct. We are seeing a trend among companies being sued for taking advantage of interns.

July 08, 2014

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Money Down the Drain for Employees’ Whose Expenses were Improperly Deducted

If only they’d followed the rules the first time around, Roto-Rooters wouldn’t be liable for double-damages under federal and state laws.

June 16, 2014

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