Federal Wage & Hour Laws and Policy

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

It seems that allegations of different types of discrimination or employer wrongdoing run in cycles. There was a time when we saw that claims of racial and ethnic discrimination were
Continue Reading New Emphasis by USDOL On Retaliation: This Is the Hottest Form Of Claimed Discrimination-Employers Need Be Mindful

I read an interesting article by Justin Brown and Lisa Schreter of Littler Mendelson about the usage of cryptocurrency as a way of paying employees. As if those of us
Continue Reading Cryptocurrency And The FLSA: Is The Law Catching Up To The Modern Financial World?

The U.S. Department of Labor is becoming more aggressive in its enforcement of the Fair Labor Standards Act and this aggressiveness is nowhere better exemplified than in the health care
Continue Reading Employer Who Tries To Contract Its Way Out Of Proper OT Payment In For A Rude Awakening In USDOL Lawsuit

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!

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