Working Time

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

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?

When an employer is sued in a FLSA class/collective action, a big bone of contention often is the definition of the class and what should or should not be in

Continue Reading Company Wants FLSA Class Action Dismissed Due To Plaintiffs Improper Actions Regarding Notice To Opt-Ins

Working time cases, especially those claiming pay for preliminary or postliminary work are difficult and dangerous because they sneak up on an employer.  These activities may seem minimal, or not

Continue Reading Another Preliminary/Postliminary Case: What The Employer Need Be Aware Of!

“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!

I have blogged about working time issues involving COVID testing and screening many times and there seems to be no shortage of these cases coming down the pike.  On that

Continue Reading The FLSA Working Time Issue Of The Times-The Compensability (Or Not) Of Pre-Shift Covid-Testing At The Workplace

The issue of working time, especially the issue of preliminary and postliminary activities and what activities are compensable, haunts me as a practitioner and is confusing for employers.  Many of

Continue Reading Another Call Center Case Finding Boot Up Time Is Compensable: What Else Is New?