Several months ago, the US Department of Labor (DOL) proposed a rule in a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“Notice”) to define when someone is/is not an independent contractor. The focusContinue Reading USDOL Proposed New Independent Contractor Doctrine Focuses On Control: An Interesting Take?
I am always interested in statute of limitations issues and cases because it is the first defense I look to when defending a FLSA case. On occasion, a suit will…Continue Reading Dismissal Of FLSA Class Action On Statute Of Limitations Grounds: An Interesting (And Important) Variation On The Theme
I have defended dozens of nursing homes, home health services, residential care centers and other health care providers in audits of their wage practices by the US. Department of Labor…Continue Reading The Long-Term Health Care Industry Faces New, Intense USDOL Scrutiny: Make Sure You Are FLSA Compliant!
I read an interesting blog post by Seyfarth Shaw on a working time case in a call center. I have often blogged about working time cases, preliminary/postliminary cases, and have…Continue Reading The De Minimis Doctrine May Not Be As Moribund As I Have Thought: Call Center Case Makes This (Important) Point
I have blogged on this issue a number of times, i.e., that federal courts are starting to tilt away from the typical and very, very easy way that plaintiffs now…Continue Reading Sixth Circuit Joins Fifth Circuit In Looking Towards A New, Fairer Way To Determine Whether Conditional Certification Is Appropriate: A New Day Dawning!
The certification process for FLSA collective actions has typically been a two-step process. The first step is to secure conditional certification, which is often handed out as easily as a…Continue Reading The Times They Are A Changin’–A District Court Rejects The “Usual” Two Tier FLSA Class Action Certification Model
I read an interesting blog post by Epstein Becker on the misunderstood issue of gap time and what that means for employers. It notes that employees must be paid overtime…Continue Reading Gap Time Claims: What Are They And Can Employees Recover Back Wages For Them? Depends On Where The Employer Is Located
Since the pandemic, companies across the nation have been dealing with the issue of remote work, from many perspectives, but amongst the most important, the wage-hour perspective of how to…Continue Reading Remote Work Under The FLSA Is A Hot Issue, Drawing Technical Guidance From The USDOL
The FLSA is very strict concerning proper deductions from exempt employee salaries. Improper deductions can undermine the exemption for the individual employee and possibly the entire class of exempt employees. …Continue Reading Improper Deductions From Salary Can Jeopardize Exempt Status But Not If Taken From PTO Time: Great Decision!
I have blogged about this Helix case on previous occasions and have been following it. Well, the Supreme Court just ruled that no matter how highly compensated a worker is…Continue Reading Supreme Court Holds A “Salary” Means A Salary For White Collar Exemptions