Class Actions

To me, working time lawsuits are almost the most dangerous for an employer because they often will affect many employees, lending themselves (easily) to a purported class action. A recent
Continue Reading FLSA Training Time Class Action Highlights the Nuances of ‘Working Time’ Issues

I had blogged about this case some months ago and am interested in following it through. Now, a Judge has granted conditional certification to a class of oil and gas
Continue Reading FLSA Travel Time Class Action For Oil & Gas Workers Gets Conditional Certification: Now, The Fun Begins!

How many Assistant Manager overtime cases can there be? There seems to be another one every five minutes. The latest iteration of this phenomenon is a FLSA class action against
Continue Reading Yet One More FLSA Class Action On Exempt Status Of Assistant Managers—Pay Them Hourly And Forget About It!

The issue of the salary test for FLSA exemptions has been explored and analyzed through numerous cases. It is counterintuitive to think that an employee very highly paid for doing
Continue Reading Supreme Court Will Likely Resolve Circuit Split On Highly Paid Workers And The FLSA Salary Test: A Big Deal!

When an employer is sued for back wages and overtime, or when a suit may be on the horizon, there sometimes is an attempt to avoid the suit by emerging
Continue Reading In FLSA Suit, Changing The Name, Starting A “New” Business, Might Not Work: You Can Run But You Can’t Hide!

There has, of late, been a lot of controversy over whether workers who live outside a State where a FLSA class action is being litigated can opt-in to that action.
Continue Reading Can Out-Of-State Opt-Ins Join A FLSA Class Action: First Circuit Decision Creates Split In Circuits, Signaling Possible Supreme Court Intervention

I have many clients that want to comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and pay workers properly, especially for overtime. However, I have found that even the most
Continue Reading Piece Rate Overtime FLSA Class Action Shows Danger In Improper Overtime Computation: The Nuances of the Overtime Regulations (29 CFR 778)

When two entities are a joint employer, or could be deemed as such, they must aggregate the hours worked by employees at each facility in a given week. If those
Continue Reading Joint Employer Doctrine At Issue In Texas FLSA Overtime Class Action: The Warning Signs!

The issue of whether expense reimbursements should be included as “wages” when computing the regular rate for overtime has been around for many years. Sometimes, an employer will seek to
Continue Reading When Do Expense Reimbursements Get Included In The Regular Rate For FLSA Overtime Purposes—Maybe The Supreme Court Will Tell Us?