How many times have I written about working time cases, so called “off the clock” cases, where the claimed compensable time arises from preliminary or postliminary activities that are tied
Continue Reading Preliminary/Postliminary Class Action (Again): What Does “Integral” Mean To Make Pre-Shift Activities Compensable

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

I had blogged about this case some months ago and am interested in following it through. Now, a Judge has granted conditional certification to a class of oil and gas
Continue Reading FLSA Travel Time Class Action For Oil & Gas Workers Gets Conditional Certification: Now, The Fun Begins!

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)

Many employers believe that if an employee (or many employees) perform a tiny amount of work, or work-like activity, before their shifts, that brief off-the-clock, activity cannot be “working time”
Continue Reading These Pre-Shift Working Time Cases Keep Popping Up–Employers Beware!

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
Continue Reading Not Another Class Action Seeking Payment For COVID Testing!–Employer Compulsion The Key?

I always tell clients they must comply with both federal and state law, whatever State they are situate in, that complying with one is not a defense to not complying
Continue Reading Employers Beware—State Wage Hour Rules May Be Tougher Than The FLSA and Must Be Complied With

The issue of payment (or not) for undergoing security checks has been a hot item of late, especially since the US Supreme Court issued its momentous decision in Integrity Staffing
Continue Reading FLSA Collective Action Seeks Payment For Time Spent Undergoing COVID Screen: I Don’t Think So!