I am very interested in travel time cases.  There are some nuanced concepts hovering around travel time, especially the concept of what constitutes non-compensable home-to-work travel.  In an interesting case

Continue Reading Is Travel From A Meeting/Staging Area To A Work Site Still Only Home-to-Work Travel Time?

What employers often miss when calculating proper overtime is that they must include in the regular rate different kinds of supplemental payments that non-exempt people receive.  If they do not

Continue Reading Bonuses Must Be Included In Regular Rate For Non-Exempt Employees: Another Cautionary Tale?

I am always interested in administrative exemption cases because they are the hardest to prove for an employer. In an interesting case that illustrates the parameters of this exemption, the
Continue Reading Business Development Managers Exempt Under Administrative Exemption: A Case Study Of This Nuanced, Vague Exemption

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

I read an interesting article by Justin Brown and Lisa Schreter of Littler Mendelson about the usage of cryptocurrency as a way of paying employees. As if those of us
Continue Reading Cryptocurrency And The FLSA: Is The Law Catching Up To The Modern Financial World?

The U.S. Department of Labor is becoming more aggressive in its enforcement of the Fair Labor Standards Act and this aggressiveness is nowhere better exemplified than in the health care
Continue Reading Employer Who Tries To Contract Its Way Out Of Proper OT Payment In For A Rude Awakening In USDOL Lawsuit

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

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!

When an employer is sued for back wages and overtime, or when a suit may be on the horizon, there sometimes is an attempt to avoid the suit by emerging
Continue Reading In FLSA Suit, Changing The Name, Starting A “New” Business, Might Not Work: You Can Run But You Can’t Hide!