I have blogged (somewhat incessantly, I admit) about manager FLSA class actions and what the line(s) of defense are for the employer in these cases, and how to defeat these cases. Another case in point. A federal judge has now decertified a collective class, following the Magistrate Judge’s recommendation against the class continuing

On the crest of the FLSA collective action wave that has swept the nation in recent years is the never-ending parade of exemption misclassification cases targeting Manager/Assistant Manager positions.  In yet another iteration of this phenomenon, Payless Shoesource Inc. has agreed to settle such a class action for just under $3,000,000.   The case is entitled

A federal judge has ordered Chipotle Mexican Grill to turn over attorney-client communications because the Company failed to meet a “good-faith” compliance requirement under federal law.  This is a FLSA collective action case where the theory was that the chain misclassified a group of workers as exempt from overtime under the executive exemption of 29