Opt Ins Are Out (of Luck) Appealing Decertification

Opt Ins Are Out (of Luck) Appealing Decertification

With all the drama of a get-away chase, the Third Circuit recently brought to a screeching halt plaintiffs’ counsel’s elaborate maneuvers to end run repeated decertification of their FLSA actions, and held as a matter of first impression in Halle v. West Penn Allegheny Health System, Inc. that opt-in plaintiffs have no right to appeal decertification. The decision is important for three reasons.

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A Refresher On Compensating Employees for Travel Time

Although a recent injunction has halted the changes to the FLSA that were scheduled to go into effect on December 1, 2016, as a result, many employees who likely would have been reclassified from exempt to non-exempt may not, it never hurts to revisit the issue of when and how employers have to compensate non-exempt employees for travel time.

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Texas Judge Halts December 1 Implementation of Department of Labor’s “Overtime Final Rule”

By | Employment Law Spotlight | November 23, 2016
Texas Judge Halts December 1 Implementation of Department of Labor’s “Overtime Final Rule”

Christmas came early for many employers yesterday when, in a stunning turn of events, Judge Amos L. Mazzant III of the Eastern District of Texas issued a nationwide injunction halting the implementation of the Department of Labor’s Overtime Final Rule.

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Texas Judge Orders Nationwide Halt of the DOL’s New Overtime Rule

Texas Judge Orders Nationwide Halt of the DOL’s New Overtime Rule

On Tuesday, November 22, 2016, Judge Amos Mazzant of the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Texas (a 2014 Obama-appointee) issued a preliminary injunction barring implementation of the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) new rule (“Final Rule”) raising the salary threshold for certain overtime exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). 

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Employers (and Some Employees) Thankful As Federal Court Stays New Overtime Laws

By | CommLawBlog | November 23, 2016
Employers (and Some Employees) Thankful As Federal Court Stays New Overtime Laws

For the past few months, business owners have been frantically preparing for a major change in the Department of Labor (DOL) regulations implementing the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) which would greatly increase the number of employees eligible to receive overtime pay for work in excess of 40 hour per week. 

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