I read an interesting blog post by Emily Bushaw and Shannon McDermott in the Perkins Coie blog about a law in Washington State and independent contractor musicians.  The Washington Employment

Continue Reading Can A Rocker Be An Independent Contractor? Does He Need A Written Contract?

The US Department of Labor (DOL) may seek again, in 2023, to raise the salary threshold for a person to fit within a Part 541 white-collar exemption.  The agency was

Continue Reading The FLSA Salary Test Is Coming Around Again For Revision: Employers, Watch Out

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?

My colleague, Colin Dougherty, recently wrote about the U.S. Department of Labor’s proposed rule that would change whether a worker is determined to be an employee or an independent contractor

Continue Reading USDOL Set To Realign Independent Contractor Test: Old Wine In A New Bottle

Naturally, an employee who is to testify in a FLSA action cannot be retaliated against.  Does that protection extend to someone who makes it known that they want to join

Continue Reading How Far Does FLSA Retaliation Protection Extend: According To the Third Circuit, A Long Way!