General Wage & Hour Law News & Updates

I am always interested in cases that analyze what payments should and should not be included in the regular rate.  These issues are important to employers because their overtime liability/exposure

Continue Reading What Is Included In The Regular Rate For Overtime Calculation? The Ninth Circuit Weighs In

The use of Civil Money Penalties (CMPs) is a major tool in the US Department of Labor (USDOL) arsenal to bring employers into compliance, or to punish them, depending on

Continue Reading USDOL Changes Assessment Procedures For Civil Money Penalties: More Revenue Generation For The Government Or Punishment Of Employers? Or Both?

The New Jersey Department of Labor and the Attorney General have really declared war against the supposed scourge of misclassification of workers as independent  contractors.  The agency is making this

Continue Reading NJ Attorney General Reveals New Weapon In State’s Fight Against Misclassification

The FLSA regulations on training time are very specific and, often, hard for an employer to comply with.  There are four conditions precedent for such time to be non-compensable and

Continue Reading FLSA Class Action Settlement Illustrates Strictness Of Regulations On Training Time

In 2019, the New Jersey Legislature beefed up the wage-hour law by expanding the statute of limitations from two years to six years and implementing a liquidated damages provision, by

Continue Reading The New Jersey Supreme Court Gets A Chance To Right A Very Egregious Wrong—What Does Retroactivity Mean?