Now that the clocks have changed for the ending of Daylight Savings Time (DST) there may be overtime implications for employers, especially for those employees who work graveyard or overnightContinue Reading Change Of Hours Has FLSA Implications For Overtime
In any litigation, obviously, the plaintiff(s) bear an initial burden of proof that must be met before the burden shifts to the defendant to rebut. In a Fair Labor Standards…Continue Reading Employees Can Keep FLSA Action Alive Without Specifying (Extra) Hours Worked: Am I Hearing Correctly?
I read an interesting article by Linda Bond Edwards from Rumberger Kirk which addressed the issue of paying employees a “salary” in exempt and non-exempt scenarios. The article brings up…Continue Reading The Term “Salary” Means Different Things For Different Employee Classifications—A Source Of Confusion For Employers
Sharing my colleague Glenn Grindlinger’s recent alert on the DOL’s proposal to increase salary thresholds for determining when an employee is exempt from overtime. Employers take note, this could mean…Continue Reading New Proposed FLSA Salary Threshold Just A Starting Point
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 compliance…Continue Reading The “Regular Rate” For FLSA Purposes Can Be A Confusing Concept For Employers And An Expensive One!
I read an interesting blog post by Seyfarth Shaw on a working time case in a call center. I have often blogged about working time cases, preliminary/postliminary cases, and have…Continue Reading The De Minimis Doctrine May Not Be As Moribund As I Have Thought: Call Center Case Makes This (Important) Point
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 read an interesting blog post by Epstein Becker on the misunderstood issue of gap time and what that means for employers. It notes that employees must be paid overtime…Continue Reading Gap Time Claims: What Are They And Can Employees Recover Back Wages For Them? Depends On Where The Employer Is Located
I always tell clients it is not enough to “merely” comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act on wage-hour issues. I always tell them that they must comply with State…Continue Reading Compliance With The FLSA Is Not Enough—Be Aware Of State Laws As Well!
One of my colleagues in California just wrote an interesting and important article about the computation of overtime. There is an old saying-overtime is not paid on overtime. Well, as…Continue Reading No Overtime On Overtime-Good Decision On Bonuses and OT Calculation