The post was authored by Lisa S. Charbonneau.

On March 5, 2018, the California Supreme Court issued a decision in the case Alvarado v. Dart Container Corporation, in which employee Hector Alvarado sued his employer under the California Labor Code for back overtime compensation under the theory that his employer had incorrectly calculated

This post was authored by Jolina A. Abrena

Over the past decade, employers have been daunted with increased litigation, including overtime cases filed under the Fair Labor and Standards Act (“FLSA”).  Indeed, in the 2016 Fiscal Year, the Wage and Hour Division (“WHD”) of the U.S. Department of Labor determined that there were violations in

NewsOn Thursday, June 2, 2016, the Ninth Circuit issued a long-awaited decision in a case called Flores v. City of San Gabriel, which involved a group of police officers who sued their City employer for three years of unpaid overtime and liquidated damages under the Fair Labor Standards Act.  The primary issue on appeal

DOLThis post was authored by Jolina A. Abrena and Gage Dungy

On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued new regulations modifying the weekly salary and annual compensation threshold levels for white collar exemptions to FLSA overtime requirements.  These regulations become effective December 1, 2016.  It is critical for employers to become

hourglass-small.jpgOn December 9, 2014, in Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. v. Busk[1], the U.S. Supreme Court held that workers need not be paid for time spent waiting and undergoing security screenings while leaving their work facility.  Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), activities that are preliminary or postliminary to the principal activity or


In 2013, we reported on the “Black Swan” lawsuit, a case brought by unpaid interns who worked on the film and claimed that they were employees entitled to regular pay and overtime wages under the FLSA.  The trial court agreed that the interns were employees of the studio, after it applied the “totality of the

hourglass-small-copy.jpgWith labor negotiations beginning, many public agencies need to take a fresh look at how they are defining their overtime obligations in their labor agreements.  Simple changes in language can clarify the intent of the parties, avoid costly interpretive disputes and lawsuits, and assist the agency in paying employees their correct wages.

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