I read an interesting post by Frank Shuster of Constangy, Brooks, Smith on the thorny and often misunderstood issue of the “regular rate” and what that concept entails for complianceContinue Reading The “Regular Rate” For FLSA Purposes Can Be A Confusing Concept For Employers And An Expensive One!
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 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
The New Jersey Wage Theft Act was passed in August 2019. One of the things it did was stretch the statute of limitations from two years to six years. Since…Continue Reading New Jersey Appellate Decision Lengthens Statute of Limitations: Horrible
I have handled many lunchtime cases, where an employee (or a class) claim that they were not accorded a full thirty-minute lunch and therefore that half-hour (and many others perhaps)…Continue Reading When Employees Voluntarily/Intentionally Cut Their Lunch Breaks Short, Are They Entitled to Compensation?
I always tell clients it is not enough to “merely” comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act on wage-hour issues. I always tell them that they must comply with State…Continue Reading Compliance With The FLSA Is Not Enough—Be Aware Of State Laws As Well!
One of my colleagues in California just wrote an interesting and important article about the computation of overtime. There is an old saying-overtime is not paid on overtime. Well, as…Continue Reading No Overtime On Overtime-Good Decision On Bonuses and OT Calculation
“The dog ate my homework” is a common refrain of school children throughout the ages. Well, there is an adult version of that scenario, such as in this case, where…Continue Reading Company Asserts “Dog Ate My Homework” Theory In Suing Its Payroll Company For Its FLSA Settlement Costs
“I am angry and I don’t know what to do with my anger!” This is a line from the movie, The Big Chill, one of my favorites. It also…Continue Reading Automatic Lunch Deduction Policy (Again) At The Center of FLSA Working Time Class Action: Stop The Madness!