Administrative Exemption

As I have written numerous times, the administrative exemption is the grayest and most difficult for an employer to prove  The tension between whether duties involve skill and experience or

Continue Reading Property Damage Investigators Do Not Meet FLSA Administrative Exemption Test: Another Lesson For Employers On This Grayest of Gray Exemptions

I am always interested in administrative exemption cases because they are the hardest to prove for an employer. In an interesting case that illustrates the parameters of this exemption, the
Continue Reading Business Development Managers Exempt Under Administrative Exemption: A Case Study Of This Nuanced, Vague Exemption

When fighting a FLSA class action on an exemption issue, the employer must seek to prove all class members fit within an exemption and/or attack the legitimacy of the class.
Continue Reading “Logistics Coordinator” FLSA Class Action Illustrates That Numbers Do Not Matter, Particularly When The Employer Tries To Keep Them Down

When Nurses are performing traditional nursing duties, there is no question that they are professionally exempt under the FLSA. When their duties vary from those usual ones, the analysis is
Continue Reading Another FLSA Class Action Case Tests Exemption Status Of Nurses Who Do Not Perform Traditional Nursing Duties, With A Twist

Another administrative exemption case, this time in the trucking industry, tests the contours of that vague, nuanced exemption and to what occupations it applies. In this case, a group of
Continue Reading Case In Trucking Industry Explores The Murky Parameters Of The FLSA Administrative Exemption And Gives Warnings For All Employers To Take Heed

In class actions there is always a named plaintiff (or two or three, etc).  That person acts as the class representative and is the “flagship” for the entire case.  When
Continue Reading Named Plaintiff in OT Class Action Dooms The Case By Her “Re-Inventing” Her Deposition Testimony: A Cautionary Tale!

The last several years have been quite worrisome to me, as a management side practitioner, on the issue of USDOL agency-initiated liquidated damages assessments. It used to be that only
Continue Reading USDOL States It Will No Longer Routinely Seek Liquidated Damages in Administrative Investigations: A Return to Normalcy

I have found a very interesting exemption case involving a rather unique job title that also is very instructive in the interpretation of the Highly Compensated Exemption (“HCE”) under the
Continue Reading Organ Procurement Coordinator Found Exempt Under FLSA Highly Compensated Exemption: A Case Study in the HCE