Federal Wage & Hour Laws and Policy

It seems every week another call center case pops up.  These are extremely dangerous cases for employers and that is why I keep writing (or, harping) about them, as a

Continue Reading How Many Times Do We Have To Go Through This? Another Call Center Boot-Up FLSA Class Action

I have defended more than one hundred Davis Bacon Act and state prevailing wage cases.  This is a much nuanced area of law with many minefields for the unwary employer

Continue Reading Misclassification In Davis Bacon/Prevailing Wage Cases Is A Warning To Employers To “Be Careful Out There.”

One of the biggest threats facing employers is employees performing pre-shift/post-shift work without being paid and then suing, as a class, for that compensation.  This trend is especially prevalent in

Continue Reading Will Employers Ever Learn?  Boot-Up Cases in Customer Service Call Centers Are A Real Problem!

Travel time cases that center around what is/is not home-to-work travel can be very tricky and nuanced.  This is especially so when employees have to first meet at a staging

Continue Reading Travel Time Class Action Tests “Meeting Place” Or “Staging Point” Issue In Home-to-Work Lawsuit: Compensable?

I am a big student of the FLSA motor carrier exemption and have handled many such cases.  I often find that a big obstacle for the employer claiming the exemption

Continue Reading Interstate Commerce And The Motor Carrier Exemption: The Doctrine Of Practical Continuity