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

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On 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

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This blog post was authored by Juliana Kresse.

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

hourglass-small.jpgThis blog post was authored by Stacy Velloff.

Many agencies offer seasonal recreational services during the summer months, such as swimming pools, beaches and summer camps.   If you operate seasonal recreational services, the employees you hire may be exempt from minimum wage and overtime requirements.  Read on:

A.) What is the Recreational Employees Exemption?

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On March 3, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a case which questions whether employees of companies such as Amazon.com, and companies that provide staffing services to Amazon.com, must be paid for time spent going through security screenings similar to those found in airports