Next time an employee communicates an issue with you, think about whether it is worth the risk to let the concern go unaddressed.Read More
The outcome of this case is difficult to gauge based on the oral argument, because both potential sides of the court attacked the underlying issues so differently.Read More
'Time-off plans' may be an efficient and economic way to manage employee pay. But how does an employer ensure a plan complies with the Fair Labor Standards Act?Read More
As Littler Mendelson's Garry Mathiason says, 'There are always some surprises from the Supreme Court.'
Before embarking on a campaign to require that your employees sign away their participation in collective actions, you might want to wait for the 6th Circuit to have its say on the issue.Read More
Despite a recent ruling, if an employee you have classified as exempt complains about overtime pay, do not assume it is safe to retaliate.Read More
The claims forming the bulk of these numbers include: misclassification of employees, alleged uncompensated 'work' performed off the clock and miscalculation of overtime pay for nonexempt workers.Read More
Paychecks and timesheets are neither a ploy nor a tactic. Instead, most employers are well-intentioned but ignorant of the myriad, twisted rules and regulations that govern why, when, to whom, and how much overtime is to be paid.Read More
The ruling states that under the FLSA, employees are entitled to overtime pay for any hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week. In both cases, plaintiffs had claimed they were misclassified as exempt employees and denied overtime pay.Read More
If you think you can rely on a legal technicality as a defense against retaliation, think again. The deck is stacked against you.