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What Damages Can an Employee Recover in a Lawsuit from an Arizona Employer?

by Jaburg Wilk on

If an employee or former employee sues, they may be entitled to many different types of damages which could amount to a substantial amount. However, that is not always the case. The different kinds of damages an employee can...more

Payment for Not Taking Benefits – Additional Compensation

by Ruder Ware on

A recent decision in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has highlighted another problem with determining the rate of pay for paying overtime hours worked by non-exempt employees. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act,...more

Tenth Circuit raises the stakes in (already) costly wage and hour litigation

by McAfee & Taft on

Wage and hour cases, particularly collective and class actions, are among the most costly employment lawsuits for employers. When an employer arguably is mistaken in how it pays employees overtime, does not pay for hours...more

Closure For Second Circuit Intern Case, But Risks Persist Nationally

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Spring is around the corner, with summer not far behind, so thoughts naturally turn to the obvious topic: internships. Although the volume of new lawsuits by unpaid interns challenging their status has abated...more

Nursing Mother's USDOL Claim Settled

by Fisher Phillips on

The U.S. Labor Department reports that a temporary-staffing employee has received $1,152 in back-wages and unspecified "other damages" for what it contended was a violation of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's Section...more

The Risky Business of Wage & Hour

by Zelle LLP on

Wage and hour laws are complicated. They have lots of parts and sub-parts, and there are differences from state to state. Even the most sophisticated employers have compliance challenges. Smaller employers sometimes ignore...more

Employment Law - August 2015

California Sick Leave Law Gets Updates - Why it matters: California's Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act just took effect on July 1 but Governor Jerry Brown has already signed into law tweaks to the statute....more

FLSA Investigations Result In Criminal Convictions

by Fisher Phillips on

A U.S. Labor Department press release serves as a reminder that violations of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act can result in more than just back-wage payments and other civil remedies. ...more

Wage and Hour Training ROI: Building a Good Faith Defense and Limiting Damages

by NAVEX Global on

In the compliance training world, hard ROI (Return on Investment) information is hard to come by. So many variables impact the analysis, and determining whether or not training has actually saved an employer money can take...more

PK Law Attorneys Successfully Defend Charles County Board Against Multi-Million Dollar Wage and Hour Lawsuit

by Pessin Katz Law, P.A. on

In a wage and hour class action suit that was filed in Maryland’s federal district court, bus drivers and bus assistants sued under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), 29 U.S. C. Section 201 et seq., for back-pay,...more

New Seventh Circuit Decision May Pave the Way for More Stringent Certification Standards in FLSA Collective Actions

by Littler on

In a decision that may significantly impact certification and decertification decisions in FLSA collective actions, a three-judge panel of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the decertification of a Rule 23 class and...more

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