John Vreeland

John Vreeland

Genova Burns LLC

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Of Employees and Independent Contractors: The Ninth Circuit to Consider Where Truck Drivers Fall

On February 24, 2017, Senior U.S. District Judge John W. Sedwick in the district of Arizona stayed a proposed class action in Virginia Van Dusen et al v. Swift Transportation Co., Inc. et al, No.: 2:10-cv-00899, against Swift...more

3/9/2017 - Class Action Commercial Truck Drivers Federal Arbitration Act FLSA Independent Contractors Stays Trucking Industry

New York State Launches Aggressive Campaign to Enforce The New Minimum Wage Law

On December 31, 2016, the new minimum wage law in New York State took effect. New York’s minimum wage law is among the most complicated in the country. The minimum wage will gradually increase to $15.00 in the coming years,...more

1/9/2017 - Employer Mandates Minimum Wage Wage and Hour

New Jersey Assembly Picks Up Fight For $15 Minimum Wage

The fight for a $15 minimum wage is gaining steam in the New Jersey Legislature. On May 26, 2016, the New Jersey Assembly passed Bill A15, which would raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2021. Currently, the New Jersey...more

6/2/2016 - Constitutional Amendment Governor Christie Governor Vetoes Minimum Wage Pending Legislation Referendums Wage and Hour Wendy's

Major Changes to Federal Overtime Regulations Take Effect December 1. Are You Prepared?

This week, President Obama and Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez announced the publication of a final rule to take effect December 1 that will overhaul the Fair Labor Standard Act’s overtime regulations. The U.S. Department of...more

5/20/2016 - Attorney's Fees Collective Actions DOL Final Rules FLSA Liquidated Damages Minimum Salary Over-Time Standard Duties Test Timekeeping Wage and Hour White-Collar Exemptions

NJ Voters Approve Constitutional Amendment to Increase Minimum Wage

On Tuesday, New Jersey voters approved a Constitutional amendment which will increase the state’s minimum wage to $8.25 per hour on January 1, 2014....more

11/8/2013 - Employee Rights Minimum Wage Wages

NY DOL Issues Final Wage Deduction Regulations

The NY DOL’s final regulations regarding an employers’ ability to reduce employee wages for overpayments recently took effect. Consistent with the DOL’s proposed regulations, which we discussed here, the final regulations...more

11/6/2013 - DOL Overpayment Wage Deductions Wages

Jersey City Business Owners Must Provide Paid Sick Time

On September 25, 2013, Jersey City became the first municipality in the state of New Jersey to pass legislation mandating that businesses provide paid sick time to their employees. Jersey City joins San Francisco, Washington,...more

10/25/2013 - Employee Benefits Employee Rights Paid Leave Retaliation Sick Leave

Home Health Care Worker Exemption Narrowed by USDOL Final Rule

On September 17, 2013, the United States Department of Labor issued its final rule extending the minimum wage and overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) to home health care workers. This new rule is...more


Reducing Exposure for Independent Contractor Misclassification

Federal and state agencies continue to crackdown on employers who misclassify “employees” as “independent contractors.” Employers can realize significant cost savings when they classify workers as independent contractors as...more


City Settles with High Ranking Fire Officials for Overtime Backpay

On March 14, 2013 a Federal Judge in the Western District of Pennsylvania approved an FLSA settlement between the City of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Fire Department’s high-ranking fire officials....more

3/22/2013 - Exempt-Employees Firemen FLSA Unpaid Overtime

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