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Overtime Pay

Are You Entitled to Overtime Pay?

Many employees are not aware that they may be eligible to receive overtime pay for any extra period of hours worked during a workweek. Simply speaking, overtime pay means than an employee, if eligible, is entitled to additional pay for any hours worked in excess of 40 hours in a particular workweek. The key source of overtime pay requirement is the Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA) – which is a federal law.

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Boxer

Are Boxers a Dangerous Dog Breed?

The Boxer is a popular dog in the United States. Their broad, short skull, square muzzle and underbite make them easily recognizable. Many organizations and websites list the Boxer as one of the ten most dangerous dog breeds in the United States.

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Pamper Party

Millionaires Throw “Pamper Parties” to Rape Teenagers

Several multi-millionaires in California are known for throwing “pamper parties” to attract young women, aspiring models and impoverished minors to their homes in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and other locations. The female guests are indulged with beauty and massage treatments.

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Coronavirus

O’Hara Law Firm Represents Multiple Families of Deceased Employees of Meat Processing Plants

The O’Hara Law Firm filed a lawsuit in Texas against Tyson Foods for the death of an employee from Coronavirus. The O’Hara Law Firm represents families of deceased workers from different meatpacking plants around Texas.

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Employment Discrimination

Protestant Churches Guilty of Hiding Sexual Abuse

On March 18, 2020, a new law, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was passed to address current pandemic situations caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. Shortly thereafter, on April 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) posted a temporary rule offering additional guidance on the new legislation.

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Employment Discrimination

Family and Medical Leave during COVID-19 Outbreak: Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFMLEA)

On March 18, 2020, a new law, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was passed to address current pandemic situations caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. Shortly thereafter, on April 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) posted a temporary rule offering additional guidance on the new legislation.

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Pregnant Woman

What You Need to Know about the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

The FMLA is a federal law that allows eligible employees of covered employers to take up to 12 weeks of leave in a 12-month period of time for specified family and medical reasons. While FMLA leave is unpaid, it entitles an employee with continuation of health insurance coverage under the same terms and conditions as if the employee had not taken leave. Alongside, it also protects your job. Thus, FMLA is intended to maintain a balance between your work and health and family needs.

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Houston

Houston City’s Adjustors Unethically Deny Claims

The O’Hara Law Firm has represented several clients who were injured by Houston employees in car accidents.  In one case, a Houston police officer rear ended another driver at an intersection.  The police officer admitted fault, and the Harris County Constable placed fault on the police officer in the police report.  Despite clear liability, the Houston City adjustor claimed that the police officer was not at fault and denied the claim.  After a lawsuit was filed, an attorney hired by the city settled the case promptly.  Apparently, Houston has a pattern and practice of wrongfully denying claims and failing to accept responsibility for the actions of its employees.

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Cigarette Smoke

Cancer Victim Settles with Employer

The O’Hara Law Firm resolved a case on behalf of its client who filed a lawsuit against his employer for exposing him to second hand cigarette smoke for over a decade.  The lawsuit alleged that the employee developed laryngeal cancer as a result of his exposure to smoke at work.

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Grocery Store Workers

O’Hara Law Firm Represents Deceased Worker Infected with Coronavirus

The O’Hara Law Firm is reviewing potential cases against employers whose employees were exposed to coronavirus and died. The O’Hara Law Firm represents the child of a deceased worker in the food industry who likely was infected with COVID-19 at work.

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