"Fair Labor Standards Act"

On January 7, 2021, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) published a final rule establishing new guidance on classifying individuals as independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  The new guidance is set forth in Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations at Part 795.100 et seq. and is available online

On December 12, 2019, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced a Final Rule that clarifies and amends federal regulations concerning the regular rate of pay under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  Many of the affected regulations date back more than 60 years, long before the FLSA was made applicable to the public sector.  

In Douglas v. Xerox Business Services, the Ninth Circuit became the latest circuit to rule that employers should look at the workweek as a whole to determine compliance with the minimum-wage provision of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).  This result has also been adopted by Second, Fourth, Eighth, and D.C. Circuits, and is reflective

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This blog post was authored by Paul S. Cooley.

On June 30, 2015, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) proposed updating its current regulations governing which white collar workers (i.e., executive, administrative, and professional employees) are entitled to overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standard Act (“FLSA”).  The DOL’s proposed changes primarily include

Security-Check.jpgThis blog post has by James E. Oldendorph Jr.

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

hourglass-small copy.jpgThis blog post was authored by Jennifer Palagi.

The United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) has jurisdiction over all federal labor and employment laws, including the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).  The FLSA establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and youth employment standards affecting employees in the private sector and in Federal, State, and

Healthcare.jpgThis blog post was authored by Heather DeBlanc

The Affordable Care Act requires employers to provide Notice to its employees that they may receive health coverage through the exchange (a.k.a. “Health Insurance Marketplace” or “Marketplace”).  California’s exchange is called Covered California.

When Must Employer Provide Notice?  An employer must provide the Notice to current

Supervisor.jpgThe U.S. Supreme Court will soon issue a decision on whether an employer’s offer to an employee of the full amount of claimed overtime pay moots that employee’s Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) case, and stops any larger scale collective action that employees and their attorneys might bring.

Under the FLSA, most employees who work