Better safe than sorry is the old adage.  Nowhere is this maxim more applicable than for an employer’s compensation practices, especially on issues of classification, working time, and record keeping protocols and obligations.

In the last several years, there has been an escalation of wage hour lawsuits, single and class action.  These cases can be

When is travel time compensable?  The focus is on whether an employee is engaged in travel as part of the employee’s principal activity or for the benefit of the employer.

The Basic Rules

Basic Rule #1:  Normal travel from home to work is not work time. This is true whether the employee works

I have written many times about class actions for claimed working time and the great danger of these “subtle” kinds of violations that then explode on the employer.  Call centers gave been especially hard hit with this new wave of collective actions.  Another example.  A class of customer service representatives has been conditionally certified in

I have often discussed the issue of lawsuits (usually collective actions) for off-the-clock claims and preliminary and postliminary work claimed to be compensable.  These are usually mundane activities and usually done for only a few minutes, but when the minutes occur every day, every week and there is a large group of employees engaging in