I read an interesting post by Frank Shuster of Constangy, Brooks, Smith on the thorny and often misunderstood issue of the “regular rate” and what that concept entails for complianceContinue Reading The “Regular Rate” For FLSA Purposes Can Be A Confusing Concept For Employers And An Expensive One!
Another working time case where the allegation is workers being compelled to work through lunch. Seems that the health care industry is prone to this as I have blogged about…Continue Reading Yet Another Automatic Lunch Deduction Case Shows Need For Fail Safe Policy!
I am always interested in statute of limitations issues and cases because it is the first defense I look to when defending a FLSA case. On occasion, a suit will…Continue Reading Dismissal Of FLSA Class Action On Statute Of Limitations Grounds: An Interesting (And Important) Variation On The Theme
The certification process for FLSA collective actions has typically been a two-step process. The first step is to secure conditional certification, which is often handed out as easily as a…Continue Reading The Times They Are A Changin’–A District Court Rejects The “Usual” Two Tier FLSA Class Action Certification Model
I have defended numerous FLSA class actions and a big reason that these cases settle is due to the fee-shifting nature of the statutes involved. A defendant employer not only…Continue Reading Attorneys’ Fees Can Be Won By Plaintiffs Even If Some Claims Are Defeated Or Withdrawn: What’s Going On?
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
“The dog ate my homework” is a common refrain of school children throughout the ages. Well, there is an adult version of that scenario, such as in this case, where…Continue Reading Company Asserts “Dog Ate My Homework” Theory In Suing Its Payroll Company For Its FLSA Settlement Costs
There has been a great deal of controversy over whether FLSA claims can be released absent judicial or USDOL approval. There have been some courts that have ruled that parties…Continue Reading The Issue Of Judicial Approval On Single Plaintiff FLSA Settlements Continues To Demand Attention
The issue of willfulness is always front and center in a FLSA litigation. In an interesting case now before a federal appellate court, the class of employees who prevailed in…Continue Reading Liquidated Damages And The CEO: When Does Personal Liability Attach?
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