It seems that plaintiffs (and their lawyers) think that all they have to do to get conditional certification is throw up a flimsy Affidavit from the named plaintiff and the
Continue Reading Flimsy Affidavit From Named Plaintiff Insufficient to Secure Conditional Certification in FLSA Collective Action: A Case for Sanity!

I have blogged numerous times about these automatic lunch deduction cases and have suggested remedies.  Yet, these cases proliferate.  Another very recent example is that of a hospital that has
Continue Reading Another Automatic Lunch Deduction FLSA Collective Action: How Many Times Does It Have to Happen?

What scares me the most about a USDOL audit or a FLSA lawsuit is the threat of liquidated damages. These damages, which double the wages due, are imposed almost routinely
Continue Reading Court Refuses To Award Liquidated Damages in FLSA Collective Action Even After Finding Employer Did Not Pay Proper Overtime

There is no industry that is immune to wage hour or FLSA actions, including amateur sports leagues.  In an interesting case, a federal Judge has granted conditional class certification to
Continue Reading Employee Status Will Not Be Determined by Judge in Conditional Certification Stage in FLSA Collective Action