Industry News

Employer Provided Cell Phones May Create Unpaid Work

Recently, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) submitted a public notice stating that cell phones issued by employers as a working condition are no longer includable in the employee’s taxable income as a fringe benefit. Employees will now be happier to receive a tax free cell phone and it is quite possible that more employers will…

Proving Your Right to Overtime Pay

Minimum wage and overtime labor laws require employers to keep track of all hours worked by their employees. However, many employers either don’t track their employees’ hours or do not track the type of work being performed. In an effort to simplify their payroll process, some employers simply pay their workers based on the number…

Call Center Investigation

Osman & Smay LLP is currently investigating potential claims on behalf of call center employees.  Call center employees are often required to work significant hours and may not be paid for all hours worked.  Many call centers utilize computer systems requiring call center employees to clock-in to time-keeping software to begin tracking the number of…