It seems every other week there is a call center case involving preliminary and postliminary working time. Now, it is a Wayfair call center. The customer service workers allege thatContinue Reading Will These Working Time Call Center Cases Ever Stop? I Bet Not!
In any FLSA lawsuit involving unionized workers, the defense lawyer must always look for a preemption defense. That means that the lawsuit is not properly before a Judge because it…Continue Reading Federal Preemption Defense In FLSA Lawsuit—Good Tactic!
Another working time case where the allegation is workers being compelled to work through lunch. Seems that the health care industry is prone to this as I have blogged about…Continue Reading Yet Another Automatic Lunch Deduction Case Shows Need For Fail Safe Policy!
The US Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a Field Assistance Bulletin (“FAB”) concerning the proper implementation of the new Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for Nursing Mothers Act, the so-called…Continue Reading New USDOL Guidance On Nursing Mothers: The Compensability Issues
I read an interesting blog post by Seyfarth Shaw on a working time case in a call center. I have often blogged about working time cases, preliminary/postliminary cases, and have…Continue Reading The De Minimis Doctrine May Not Be As Moribund As I Have Thought: Call Center Case Makes This (Important) Point
Since the pandemic, companies across the nation have been dealing with the issue of remote work, from many perspectives, but amongst the most important, the wage-hour perspective of how to…Continue Reading Remote Work Under The FLSA Is A Hot Issue, Drawing Technical Guidance From The USDOL
I have handled many lunchtime cases, where an employee (or a class) claim that they were not accorded a full thirty-minute lunch and therefore that half-hour (and many others perhaps)…Continue Reading When Employees Voluntarily/Intentionally Cut Their Lunch Breaks Short, Are They Entitled to Compensation?
Although Spring is almost here, many areas in the country are still being socked with winter storms. When snowstorms hit and a business closes for the entire or part of…Continue Reading Bad Weather And The FLSA—The Difference Between Exempt And Non-Exempt Workers
When an employer is sued in a FLSA class/collective action, a big bone of contention often is the definition of the class and what should or should not be in…Continue Reading Company Wants FLSA Class Action Dismissed Due To Plaintiffs Improper Actions Regarding Notice To Opt-Ins
Working time cases, especially those claiming pay for preliminary or postliminary work are difficult and dangerous because they sneak up on an employer. These activities may seem minimal, or not…Continue Reading Another Preliminary/Postliminary Case: What The Employer Need Be Aware Of!