Guess what?  Wage suits are increasing.  Hardly a surprise.  A recent study shows that wage-hour lawsuits were up about 8 percent over last year, which may stem (in part) from the recent USDOL initiatives on revising the FLSA exemption regulations and its “white paper” on independent contractor issues.  There is also the problem with applying

There are some interesting cases going on right now about whether employees who work in electronic retail stores need to be paid for the time they spend waiting to get their bags checked when they clock in and out of their shifts.  Currently, these security checks are “off the clock” but sometimes these employees are

Doug Weiner and Meg Thering, in the Wage Hour Defense Blog, recently commented on the introduction of the Computer Professionals Update Act in the US Senate on October 20, 2011.  They posit that this is a good development for employers, as employers would be more easily able to classify employees as exempt under the computer

In the November 30, 2010 issue of Employment Law360, Alfred Robinson posits three continuing trends in FLSA litigation: 1) donning and doffing cases; 2) exemption misclassification cases; and, 3) off-the-clock work cases.  I concur, with the addition of a group of cases that I will call “BlackBerry cases” or “checking e-mail” cases.

The issue of