Overtime

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!

I have many clients that want to comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and pay workers properly, especially for overtime. However, I have found that even the most
Continue Reading Piece Rate Overtime FLSA Class Action Shows Danger In Improper Overtime Computation: The Nuances of the Overtime Regulations (29 CFR 778)

The issue of whether expense reimbursements should be included as “wages” when computing the regular rate for overtime has been around for many years. Sometimes, an employer will seek to
Continue Reading When Do Expense Reimbursements Get Included In The Regular Rate For FLSA Overtime Purposes—Maybe The Supreme Court Will Tell Us?

The thorny issue of what constitutes “working time” is always causing headaches for employers and the pandemic period has increased these concerns greatly, with demands made for compensation for testing
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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 read an interesting post in the Seyfarth Shaw blog about out-of-state employees and their ability to become part of a FLSA collective/class action. The FLSA allows individuals to bring
Continue Reading Two Federal Circuit Courts Throw Obstacles Up Against FLSA Class Action Certification: A Roadmap For Employers!