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How worker-friendly is Washington D.C.?

  • August 16, 2019

Monday through Friday, you get up, prepare for the day and go to work to earn an income. That’s pretty standard practice across the nation. However, regardless of your industry, you likely understand that numerous people struggle with their employment.…

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Do you know why you are exempt?

  • August 4, 2019

As an employee, there are probably many things you think about when it comes to your employer. You may wonder whether your supervisor will approve your requested time off. And you might try your best to exceed their expectations or…

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Single Mother Wins Overtime Settlement

  • April 18, 2019

Tomasa O. is a single mother of seven who worked as an office cleaner for six years. She worked more than 75 hours per week and 15 hours each day, during the morning and evening shifts and on weekends. Yet…

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Working hard but unable to earn a livable wage?

  • April 10, 2019

Working hard but unable to earn a livable wage? That may change. Numerous news reports focus on workers’ inability to earn a livable wage, despite their efforts. But if you are an employee earning minimum wage, you may be interested…

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Undocumented Workers Have Rights

  • April 8, 2019

At Melehy & Associates, we believe in workers’ rights and in following the law. The workers of this country are diverse—from countries all around the world—and their needs are diverse as well. It is our mission to serve them and…

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Are you being cheated out of overtime pay?

  • September 25, 2018

On behalf of Melehy & Associates LLC on Tuesday, September 25, 2018. In this blog post, we will look at: laws that apply to overtime pay, how employers cheat workers out of overtime pay, and what you can do if…

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Are you being denied prevailing or scale wages?

  • September 13, 2018

If you performed work or are performing construction work on a federal or District of Columbia contract, as an equipment operator, a carpenter, finisher, painter, brick lawyer, electrician or any one of dozens of other job classifications, you are probably…

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When is an employer required to pay overtime?

  • August 20, 2018

Everybody wants to be fairly compensated for work time, and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a federal law that governs overtime. Maryland and the District of Columbia have state overtime laws the provide the same or greater protections…

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