General Wage & Hour Law News & Updates

I have blogged about these automatic deduction cases, but they nevertheless keep popping up with disturbing regularity.  In another example of this phenomenon, employees have sued a Michigan healthcare employer

Continue Reading Another Healthcare System Hit With (Yet) Another Automatic Deduction FLSA Class Action

I am fascinated by the case that the Supreme Court has announced it will take on.  The Court will decide the proper evidentiary standard that an employer must meet in

Continue Reading Supreme Court Will Decide Burden Of Proof In FLSA Exemption Cases: A Monumental Decision On The Way!

I read an interesting article by Richard Reibstein of Locke Lord on a thorny issue that I have encountered numerous times.  That is whether an employer can cover individuals it

Continue Reading Independent Contractors And Workers’ Compensation Coverage—Never The Twain Shall Meet?

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!

In the movie “Blow,” Johnny Depp complains to the Judge about to sentence him for interstate transportation of marijuana that all he did was take some vegetation across an imaginary

Continue Reading In 2024, The Need To Take Pot Across State Lines Is Not A Crime But A Necessary Prerequisite For Application Of the Motor Carrier Exemption-A Sign Of The Times!