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Fox Rothschild LLP

Second Circuit’s Review Of Position Description Determines Outcome In FLSA Outside Sales Class Action

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This is an interesting case. A class action that was denied certification, appealed to the Second Circuit, which reversed because the lower court did not properly interpret the job description on the key issue of duties...more

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart,...

Federal DOL to Conduct Overtime Rule Listening Session in D.C., on October 17, 2018

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) will be conducting a listening session in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, to gather additional views concerning potential revisions to the white-collar exemption...more

Polsinelli

From Employers’ Mouths to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Ears: A Recap of the Department of Labor’s Listening Sessions

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Throughout the month of September, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) held five listening sessions across the United States to receive feedback from the public on the minimum salary requirements for the white collar...more

Locke Lord LLP

September 2018 Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News Update

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Independent contractor misclassification lawsuits swept across a swath of businesses last month, affecting companies in both the gig economy and traditional industries. Discussed below are class action and individual...more

BakerHostetler

Employers Speak Out on Proposed Changes to FLSA Overtime Rule

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On Sept. 14, 2018, the Department of Labor (DOL) conducted a fourth public listening session on proposed changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime exemption. The session was one of four public listening sessions...more

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart,...

Beltway Buzz - October, 2018

Kavanaugh and the Congressional Schedule. Earlier today, by a vote of 51-49, the U.S. Senate ended debate on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States. ...more

Faegre Baker Daniels

Pitfalls of Commercial Litigation in Indian Country: Two Federal District Courts Dismiss Cases for Lack of Federal Jurisdiction

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Two United States district courts recently dismissed cases involving the business operations of federally recognized Indian Tribes, both for lack of federal jurisdiction. These cases demonstrate the often difficult struggle...more

BakerHostetler

What Is the State of Joint Employment?

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Each January, the President gives a State of the Union Address to a joint session of Congress. Throughout the speech, as the President touts his agenda and vision, half the audience cheers wildly, while the other half makes...more

Holland & Knight LLP

Supreme Court Hears Argument on Applicability of Federal Arbitration Act to Transportation Independent Contractor Agreements

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On Oct. 3, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case of New Prime Inc. v. Oliveira, No. 17-340. This case addresses (1) whether an arbitrator or the court should resolve a dispute over the applicability of...more

Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP

Full Ninth Circuit Defers to DOL's Interpretation of Payment for Non-Tipped Work

Employers in the hospitality industry continue to face class and collective action lawsuits based on alleged violations of minimum wage requirements for tipped workers. Most of this litigation involves interpretation of the...more

Fox Rothschild LLP

Preemption Defense In FLSA Class Actions: Magic Bullet? Maybe/Maybe Not

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When hit with a wage hour suit, class action or single, employers are well advised to look for a preemption argument, whether from a union contract (e.g. National Labor Relations Act) or a statutory construct. If the...more

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart,...

Compass: Insights And Direction for Employers - October 2018

Welcome to the inaugural issue of our new quarterly newsletter, Ogletree Deakins Compass. We hope you enjoy the publication, which contains some of the familiar features of the Employment Law Authority, but also has a few new...more

Laner Muchin, Ltd.

Recent Ninth Circuit Decision Highlights An Employer’s Obligation Under the Dual Jobs Regulation Of The FLSA

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On September 18, 2018, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision which once again brings to the forefront employers’ obligations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and other state minimum wage laws....more

Fisher Phillips

Epic Ruling Gets 2 Sequels: Court Applies New SCOTUS Standard To Wage And Misclassification Claims

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On the heels of the Supreme Court’s decision earlier this year in Epic Systems Corporation v. Lewis, which held that the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) does not bar class or collective action waivers in arbitration...more

Epstein Becker & Green

A Look Back on Wage and Hour Developments in 2018: Blockbuster Cases, FLSA Amendments, and More

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Arguably, the very first workplace regulation, dating back thousands of years, was one involving wage and hour issues—the mandatory day of rest. While much has changed over the great many years since then, the centrality of...more

Fisher Phillips

Of Trifles And Truffle Mochas: How A Recent Case Against Starbucks May Impact Retailers

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This past summer, in a high-profile case brought against Starbucks, the California Supreme Court resolved an open question concerning compensable time. Or, at least it did to some extent. The court held that California...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Ninth Circuit Issues En Banc Decision Upholding DOL’s 20% Tip Credit Rule; Ball Is Now In DOL’s Court

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Seyfarth Synopsis: In an en banc decision, the Ninth Circuit reverses its prior panel opinion rejecting the DOL’s interpretation of FLSA regulations on use of the tip credit to pay regularly tipped employees, finding that the...more

Polsinelli

DOL Reaches Again Into the FLSA Twilight Zone (Part 1 of 2)

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So far in 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) has issued more than 20 opinion letters navigating the murky waters of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). In late-August, the DOL issued several new opinion letters to...more

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

DOL Rules Time Spent on Wellness Activities not Compensable under the FLSA

Over the past several years, employers have increased the breadth and depth of their employee wellness programs. Many programs give rewards for biometric screenings and attending health fairs on the employer’s premises, as...more

Fisher Phillips

Why Are Courts Deferring to USDOL's "20% Rule" Restricting the FLSA's Tip Credit?

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In a case that refuses to go away, the Ninth Circuit, now sitting en banc, has held that the plaintiff in Marsh v. J. Alexander's stated an FLSA minimum wage claim based on the USDOL's so-called "20% Rule" limiting a tipped...more

Miller & Martin PLLC

DOL Clarifies Compensability of Employee Wellness and Benefit Fairs

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Employers often encourage employees to attend or participate in health fairs, biometric screenings, wellness activities, financial training, or continued education informational opportunities. Participating in such events and...more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Employment Flash - September 2018

This edition of the Employment Flash looks at the new Department of Labor directive regarding contractor compensation practices; recent NLRB developments, including a draft rule regarding joint employment; the rise of...more

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart,...

Pennsylvania House Committee Holds Hearing on Proposal to Increase to Number of Salaried Workers Eligible for Overtime

If an employee in Pennsylvania is paid a salary, as opposed to by the hour, that employee is not eligible for overtime no matter how low the salary or how high the number of hours he or she works in a particular week, right?...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

Door-To-Door Salesmen, Chauffeur Drivers Not Entitled To Overtime Pay Under ‘Fair Reading’ Of FLSA, Second Circuit Finds

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For the first time, a federal appellate court has acknowledged its obligation to give a “fair reading” to all Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime exemptions, as the U.S. Supreme Court stated in Encino Motorcars, LLC v....more

Fox Rothschild LLP

Federal Appellate Court Endorses 80/20 Rule For Tipped Employees

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A federal appeals court has endorsed the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) 80/20 Rule, which limits the ability of employers to take a tip credit towards their minimum wage obligations to tipped employees under the Fair Labor...more

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