class action

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

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

To me, working time lawsuits are almost the most dangerous for an employer because they often will affect many employees, lending themselves (easily) to a purported class action. A recent
Continue Reading FLSA Training Time Class Action Highlights the Nuances of ‘Working Time’ Issues

I had blogged about this case some months ago and am interested in following it through. Now, a Judge has granted conditional certification to a class of oil and gas
Continue Reading FLSA Travel Time Class Action For Oil & Gas Workers Gets Conditional Certification: Now, The Fun Begins!

How many Assistant Manager overtime cases can there be? There seems to be another one every five minutes. The latest iteration of this phenomenon is a FLSA class action against
Continue Reading Yet One More FLSA Class Action On Exempt Status Of Assistant Managers—Pay Them Hourly And Forget About It!

There has, of late, been a lot of controversy over whether workers who live outside a State where a FLSA class action is being litigated can opt-in to that action.
Continue Reading Can Out-Of-State Opt-Ins Join A FLSA Class Action: First Circuit Decision Creates Split In Circuits, Signaling Possible Supreme Court Intervention

I have many clients that want to comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and pay workers properly, especially for overtime. However, I have found that even the most
Continue Reading Piece Rate Overtime FLSA Class Action Shows Danger In Improper Overtime Computation: The Nuances of the Overtime Regulations (29 CFR 778)

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!

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!