I have defended many claims and lawsuits involving working time, especially travel time.  Employees are continually seeking innovative ways to convert their otherwise non-compensable home-to-work travel into compensable work hours.  These efforts often fail, as illustrated by a recent case where Chicago police officers sought pay for transporting and storing their guns and then retrieving

The 60-day comment period closed on September 4, 2015 for the USDOL’s proposed (and for employers, controversial) overtime changes.  There were an amazing 250,000 comments submitted and this highlights the chasm between the commenters and the fear felt by employers who dread that their businesses will be hurt (or buried) by the proposed changes.  Other

I have blogged before on the “eagerly” anticipated DOL revisions to the white collar exemption regulations.  This initiative is designed to narrow the white collar exemptions to the Fair Labor Standards Act and would make possibly millions of additional employees overtime eligible.

The proposed rule is now expected this month, but its expected content is