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New Jersey Moving Towards Heightened Penalties For Wage and Hour Violations

Posted in Working Time

The New Jersey Assembly Budget Committee has approved legislation to enhance penalties and sanctions against employers who illegally withhold wages and benefits from employees.  The proposed legislation sets forth increased fines, penalties, and damages for wage and hour violations.  Additionally, the bill imposes criminal sanctions against employers who retaliate against employees for reporting and/or complaining… Continue Reading

24 Hour Fitness Ruled Out Of Shape: Barred From Using Arbitration Provision In FLSA Collective Action

Posted in Class Actions

There has been a lot of legal news being made recently concerning arbitration agreements and the Fair Labor Standards Act. Many of these cases have gone for the employer.  In a recent case, however the Fifth Circuit on ruled that a class action could proceed judicially, despite the existence of an arbitration provision, where the… Continue Reading

The Offensive Use Of DOL Opinion Letters In Overtime (And Other) Wage-Hour Class Actions

Posted in Class Actions, Exemptions

I have been representing an employer in a class action in which Registered Nurses, paid hourly, sought overtime.  We won on summary judgment at the trial court, on the strength of two New Jersey Department of Labor Opinion Letters (one going back to 1975), that held that it was the DOL’s interpretation that as long… Continue Reading

How To Stay In Shape? File A FLSA Collective Action.

Posted in Class Actions

There is no job classification or category that is immune to “sponsoring” a FLSA collective action.  A recent case highlights this maxim.  A group of personal trainers and sales counselors who work for 24 Hour Fitness USA, Incorporated have filed two collective actions, charging that they were not paid proper overtime.  One case is entitled… Continue Reading