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Wage and Hour Litigation Leads 2007 Workplace Rulings

January 18, 2008
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Wage and hour litigation pursued under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act produced more rulings in 2007 than any other type of workplace class action, and the pursuit of such litigation is expected to continue through 2008.
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FedEx Suffers Independent Contractor Setback

December 26, 2007
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FedEx may have to pay $319 million plus interest in tax and penalties in connection with its classification of FedEx Ground pickup and delivery drivers as independent contractors.
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Time Is Big Bucks, Class-Action Wage Lawsuits Show

December 21, 2007
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When an employer is sued for violation of employment practices today, the suit likely doesn’t allege discrimination or sexual harassment, but rather violations of state and federal wage and hour laws.
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Worker-Status Rulings A Relief To Drug Firms

December 5, 2007
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Big pharmaceutical firms are applauding separate federal court decisions to deny class-action status for lawsuits alleging Bayer Corp. and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals misclassified workers’ status.
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The Hot List: 2007 Employment Law Firms

December 4, 2007
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Listed in alphabetical order Published November 19, 2007
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The Hot List: 2007 Employment Law Firms

December 4, 2007
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Listed in alphabetical order Published November 19, 2007
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Clinton Measure Calls for Better Pay, Training for Child Care Workers

November 21, 2007
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People who provide child care for 12 million youngsters each week often can’t afford such programs for their own kids, according to advocates seeking to increase pay and training for the social workers.
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High Court Expresses Frustration With EEOC Charge Definition

November 7, 2007
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In the first oral argument for an employment law case this session, justices became irritated in trying to define exactly what constitutes a formal charge under EEOC procedures.
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Salary-based Overtime Exemption Considered

November 5, 2007
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As long as an employee in fact receives a predetermined salary for each pay period that he or she works, such one-time deviations from the employee’s regular pay schedule do not in themselves destroy the employee’s salaried status.
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Salary-based Overtime Exemption Considered

November 5, 2007
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As long as an employee in fact receives a predetermined salary for each pay period that he or she works, such one-time deviations from the employee’s regular pay schedule do not in themselves destroy the employee’s salaried status.
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