David L. Woodard

David L. Woodard

Poyner Spruill LLP

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Wondering what the Department of Labor will be doing this year? Here's what the agency says:

?According to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), it plans to increase its emphasis on audits and prosecutions of minimum wage and overtime violations, to increase its scrutiny of independent contractor classifications, and...more

1/21/2015 - Audits DOL Employer Liability Issues Exempt-Employees FLSA Minimum Wage Misclassification Strategic Enforcement Plan Wage and Hour

NLRB upends legality of employer email policies

On December 11, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued its opinion in Purple Communications, Inc. The NLRB decided employee use of email for statutorily protected communications on nonworking time must...more

12/23/2014 - Email Policies FLSA NLRB Protected Concerted Activity Purple Communications Unions

The Wage and Hour Movement Against Internship Programs

Lawsuits brought by interns are potentially becoming the next big trend in wage and hour litigation. As we discussed in a recent Alert in December of 2012, although it may be tempting for employers to tap into the large pool...more

2/25/2013 - DOL FLSA Internships Minimum Wage Over-Time Wage and Hour

Employers Need To Be Careful When Classifying Individuals As Unpaid Interns

Students of all ages seek out desirable unpaid internships. An internship gives the individual valuable experience in a potential chosen field of employment and could possibly lead to a job offer. Recently, a movie production...more

12/18/2012 - DOL FLSA Internships Unpaid Interns Wage and Hour

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