There have been so many cases involving employees in the financial services industries and their exempt status or lack thereof. In another variation on this theme, Provident Savings Bank is seeking review by the US Supreme Court of a Ninth Circuit decision that gave new life to allegations that its mortgage underwriters are non-exempt and

The grayest of the white collar exemptions (as I often have said) is the administrative.  In a 2-1 decision, the Sixth Circuit has again proven the truth of this maxim.  The Court upheld a district court dismissal of a FLSA class action in which underwriters working for a bank alleged that they were misclassified as

I often (happily) blog about employer victories in defeating efforts of plaintiffs to secure conditional certification in FLSA overtime cases.  Well, another victory has come down the pike.  A federal judge has just denied a motion for conditional certification, finding (as is often the case) that common issues among the putative class did not predominate. 

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, ("FLSA") compensatory time is statutorily prescribed for governmental-entity employees.  29 U.S.C. 207(k). Generally, compensatory time is impermissible in the private sector.  The US Department of Labor (“DOL”), however, does allow the use of so-called “time-off plans.”  Time-off is very similar to compensatory time but involves leave taken during the