“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, whereContinue 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!
In exemption cases (or lawsuits), a title means nothing. You can call a janitor a Maintenance Engineer but if his primary duties are sweeping up, he will still be deemed…Continue Reading Exemption Determinations Rely On Actual Duties Performed—What Is The Primary Duty
It is black letter FLSA canon that a promised bonus, such as a production bonus, or longevity bonus, must be included in the regular rate of employees who work overtime…Continue Reading Not Including Promised Bonuses In Regular Rate A Big No-No!
I see yet another class action lawsuit involving preliminary and postliminary activities, such as, in this case, donning-and-duffing clothing. A group of workers has sued their employer, a steel fabricating…Continue Reading Yet Another Preliminary/Postliminary Class Action: More Of The Same
What employers often miss when calculating proper overtime is that they must include in the regular rate different kinds of supplemental payments that non-exempt people receive. If they do not…Continue Reading Bonuses Must Be Included In Regular Rate For Non-Exempt Employees: Another Cautionary Tale?
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
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!
When an employer is sued for back wages and overtime, or when a suit may be on the horizon, there sometimes is an attempt to avoid the suit by emerging…
Continue Reading In FLSA Suit, Changing The Name, Starting A “New” Business, Might Not Work: You Can Run But You Can’t Hide!