When two entities are a joint employer, or could be deemed as such, they must aggregate the hours worked by employees at each facility in a given week. If those
Continue Reading Joint Employer Doctrine At Issue In Texas FLSA Overtime Class Action: The Warning Signs!

When the DOL audits an employer and finds wages due, the employer, albeit unhappily, then pays the wages and (hopefully) changes its errant ways. There are times when the employer
Continue Reading New Washington State Lien Law Increases Pressure On Employers To Pay Wage Claims: What’s Next?

Many employers believe that if an employee (or many employees) perform a tiny amount of work, or work-like activity, before their shifts, that brief off-the-clock, activity cannot be “working time”
Continue Reading These Pre-Shift Working Time Cases Keep Popping Up–Employers Beware!

The issue of whether expense reimbursements should be included as “wages” when computing the regular rate for overtime has been around for many years. Sometimes, an employer will seek to
Continue Reading When Do Expense Reimbursements Get Included In The Regular Rate For FLSA Overtime Purposes—Maybe The Supreme Court Will Tell Us?

I have handled many commission cases, where someone sues, claiming they are owed commissions. The key issue in such cases is to determine if there is a written contract and
Continue Reading Commissions Owed To Employee Depend On The Contract, Notwithstanding That Layoff Was Due To COVID-19 Issues

The fundamental premise of being an exempt employee is that the worker is paid by a “salary” as that term is defined in the FLSA regulations. Even paying someone an
Continue Reading Payment Of Day Rate, Regardless Of How High, Even Coupled With A Guarantee, Is Not a FLSA “Salary” As Part 541 Demands

The thorny issue of what constitutes “working time” is always causing headaches for employers and the pandemic period has increased these concerns greatly, with demands made for compensation for testing
Continue Reading Not Another Class Action Seeking Payment For COVID Testing!–Employer Compulsion The Key?