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No Easy Fix for Overtime-Pay Problems

November 24, 2014
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The solution is to make FLSA compliance easier for employers by simplifying decades-old regulations.
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Exempt or Non-Exempt: The Risk of Misclassifying Employees

October 29, 2014
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No matter how reasonable or rational you think you are being in classifying employees, a court may second-guess you down the road.
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Supreme Court Weighs Issue of Compensation for Post-Shift Security Checks

October 9, 2014
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This case will hinge on whether the security screenings are key to the nature of the employment.
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Pull Over the Potty Police

September 3, 2014
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Unless employees seem to be abusing bathroom rights, or breaks interfere with performance or production, let them be.
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Legal Briefing: Contractors and Control

September 2, 2014
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Employers cannot avoid an employer-employee relationship with an individual simply by calling the individual an independent contractor. The right to control work details is controlling.
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LinkedIn’s $6 Million FLSA Settlement Provides a Good Lesson to Employers

August 5, 2014
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Do not assume that you need not pay overtime to employees who are paid other than hourly.
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Circuit Court Invalidates Individual Waivers of FLSA Collective Action Participation

August 1, 2014
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For now, at least in the 6th Circuit, it appears that individuals waivers of the right to join wage-and-hour collective actions are dead.
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Revisiting the Misnamed and Misunderstood Term 'Wage Theft'

April 24, 2014
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Most wage and hour mistakes are honest ones born out of a misunderstanding of the law, not a desire to cheat or steal from employees.
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The Wage-and-Hour Implications of the NLRB’s Northwestern Football Player Ruling

March 27, 2014
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If scholarship athletes are employees, then they are likely owed minimum wage and overtime. This case has huge implications beyond collective bargaining.
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A Call for the DOL to Fix What is Wrong With Our Wage-and-Hour Laws

March 17, 2014
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The FLSA needs to be scrapped and rebuilt from scratch. Otherwise, a confusing system will be left in place that is unfair to both employers and employees.
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