Amazon warehouse workers will challenge the Fair Labor Standards Act before the Supreme Court in a case that could expand paychecks for going through security lines.
Spring is once again around the corner. As we clean out our closets and pull out our summer gear, what better time than also to dust off the cobwebs of old wage and hour practices.
In a case addressing coverage under the FLSA, Federal Judge Ramona V. Manglona from the District of the Northern Mariana Islands held coverage was not triggered merely because a cook in Saipan accessed the Internet to obtain recipes.
Virginia’s “Rocket Docket” Delivers Heavy Payload of Victories to Prospect Mortgage in Misclassification Dispute with Loan Officers
A recent onslaught of victories for Prospect Mortgage, LLC in Virginia provides valuable insight into the application of the FLSA’s outside sales exemption to workers who also perform significant portions of their jobs inside the office.
Most HR professionals in the private sector are aware of the risks presented by non-compliance with the overtime and minimum wage requirements of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and its state law companion, the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act (“PMWA”).
When a class becomes conditionally certified in a FLSA collective action, the only weapon (absent settlement) that the defendant-employer then is left with is a motion to de-certify the class and reduce the litigation to a single plaintiff.
Citing to Precedent, Nevada Federal Court Rejects FLSA Tip Claim Asserted by Workers Receiving Minimum Wage
A Nevada federal court’s decision is consistent with other recent federal court decisions holding that an employee has no claim for allegedly misappropriated gratuities under § 203(m) of the FLSA if no tip credit is taken and the employee receives the full minimum wage before tips, as the FLSA does not create a property right in gratuities except by operation of that provision.
With a little help from Webster’s Dictionary, the Supreme Court expands the definition of clothing in favor of employers.
I often write about the spread and proliferation of FLSA collective and class actions. I just read a study to the effect that the number of these lawsuits rose to even higher levels in 2013, at the same time that other employment lawsuits declined.
Public agencies are subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), a federal law that regulates payment of wages. Under FLSA certain employees are “exempt,” meaning they are not entitled to be paid overtime.