"Fair Labor Standards Act"

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


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

TimeSheet.jpgThe U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Ohio recently issued a decision rejecting a nurse’s claim for compensation for missed meal breaks under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).  Not only is the holding in White v. Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp a victory for employers, but it underscores the importance of