Misclassification

When I, as a management-side practitioner, defend a FLSA class action, the contingency I fear is that a court might find that the violation was “willful,” thereby extending the two-year
Continue Reading Defendant Cannot Disprove “Willfulness” in FLSA Class Action So Plaintiffs Get a Third Year: Should Never Happen!

The issue of misclassification of workers as exempt when they might not be has been around for a very long time. Another class of such workers has been certified in
Continue Reading Health Care Client Service Managers Win Final Certification In FLSA Overtime Class Action: A Shame!

I have written a few times on the new, very aggressive, enforcement measures that the New Jersey legislature has recently taken on the issue of misclassification. On this troubling note,
Continue Reading New Jersey Management-Side Lawyers Bemoan Latest Legislative Attacks On The Business Community Over Independent Contractor Misclassification

The New York City restaurant industry has, over the last several years, been hit with a flood of lawsuits. Many of these have focused on illegal tip pools but many
Continue Reading Warning—Calling Someone A Manager Or Sous Chef Does Not Automatically Make Them Exempt From Overtime Under The FLSA

I have often blogged about the very enforcement-oriented stance of the Murphy Administration and the New Jersey Department of Labor (“NJDOL”). Well, I have now even more evidence. On July
Continue Reading New Jersey Tightens Up Already Stringent Independent Contractor Enforcement Hammers: Is There No End In Sight?

The State of New Jersey (and many other states) has started to tighten up laws regarding independent contractor status. One troubling component (to management-side practitioners and employers alike) of this
Continue Reading New Jersey DOL Poster Basically Invites Workers to Claim They Are Not Independent Contractors

There have been a host of wage hour cases in the energy industry and I have often commented upon these.  Many concern misclassification issues and another example of this phenomenon
Continue Reading Another FLSA Misclassification Case in the Energy Industry: A Continuing (and Troubling) Phenomenon

I have long been a fan of the fluctuating work week (FWW) method of paying overtime to non-exempt salaried employees.  This computation yields a half-time calculation, i.e. a lower calculation
Continue Reading Fluctuating Work Week Calculation of Back Due Overtime Not Allowed by Pennsylvania Supreme Court