Jimmy Johns Franchisee violates National Labor Relations Act as it Unlawfully Disciplined Employees Participating in Union ‘Sandwhich’ Poster Campaign


Employees of a Jimmy Johns  franchisee were not afforded the opportunity to have paid sick leave.  A number of these employees coordinated with a local union attempting to recruit employees in a marketing campaign protesting lack of such benefits.  The campaign included the staple of Jimmy Johns being a sandwhich on a poster to illustrate the theme of their protest.   The eighth district federal court ruled that franchisee owner unlawfully solicited the removal of protected material from public … [Read more...]

How to Calculate Overtime Pay and Proper Pay Period and When Employers Must Pay


The federal overtime provisions are prescribed in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Unless you are exempt, you are covered by the Act and must receive overtime pay if you work more than 40 hours in a workweek.   The hourly rate must not be less than 1.5 times their regular rates of pay. There is no limit in the Act on the number of hours employees aged 16 and older may work in any workweek. The Act does not require overtime pay for work on Saturdays, Sundays, holidays, or regular days of … [Read more...]

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