Federal Wage & Hour Laws and Policy

There has been a great deal of controversy over whether FLSA claims can be released absent judicial or USDOL approval.  There have been some courts that have ruled that parties

Continue Reading The Issue Of Judicial Approval On Single Plaintiff FLSA Settlements Continues To Demand Attention

Whether hours spent on call are compensable hours of work is a question of fact to be decided in the context of a given case, based upon a variety of

Continue Reading On-Call Hours Can Be A Timebomb For Employers Unless The Situation Is Appropriately Handled By The Employer: It Can Be Done!

As I have written numerous times, the administrative exemption is the grayest and most difficult for an employer to prove  The tension between whether duties involve skill and experience or

Continue Reading Property Damage Investigators Do Not Meet FLSA Administrative Exemption Test: Another Lesson For Employers On This Grayest of Gray Exemptions

I am very interested in travel time cases.  There are some nuanced concepts hovering around travel time, especially the concept of what constitutes non-compensable home-to-work travel.  In an interesting case

Continue Reading Is Travel From A Meeting/Staging Area To A Work Site Still Only Home-to-Work Travel Time?

What employers often miss when calculating proper overtime is that they must include in the regular rate different kinds of supplemental payments that non-exempt people receive.  If they do not

Continue Reading Bonuses Must Be Included In Regular Rate For Non-Exempt Employees: Another Cautionary Tale?

I am always interested in administrative exemption cases because they are the hardest to prove for an employer. In an interesting case that illustrates the parameters of this exemption, the
Continue Reading Business Development Managers Exempt Under Administrative Exemption: A Case Study Of This Nuanced, Vague Exemption

This is a day I have been waiting for. The Supreme Court has decided to take on a case in which it will decide whether someone earning more than $200,000
Continue Reading Supreme Court Will Decide Whether the Highly Compensated Exemption Applies to $200,000 Per Annum Worker On A Day Rate—I Can’t Wait!

When fighting a FLSA class action on an exemption issue, the employer must seek to prove all class members fit within an exemption and/or attack the legitimacy of the class.
Continue Reading “Logistics Coordinator” FLSA Class Action Illustrates That Numbers Do Not Matter, Particularly When The Employer Tries To Keep Them Down