All Items: FLSA

  • Trump Nominates Alex Acosta for Secretary of Labor

    Date:
    February 17, 2017

    President Trump moved quickly to fill the Secretary of Labor role, nominating Alexander (Alex) Acosta less than 24 hours after his first nominee, Andrew Puzder, withdrew when it appeared he did not have the votes to be confirmed by the Senate. Acosta would be the first Latino member of Trump's cabinet if confirmed.

  • Supreme Court Delays Major Employment Arbitration Class Action

    Date:
    February 10, 2017

    The US Supreme Court will wait to hear a trio of mandatory arbitration cases involving class action waivers in employment until its next term, which does not begin until October. The delay makes it more likely that Supreme Court nominee Neal Gorsuch, if confirmed, will be in a position to cast a possible decisive vote.

  • Cost of Violating FLSA, FMLA, Other Laws Just Rose

    Date:
    January 27, 2017

    The US Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a final rule that increases penalties assessed after January 13, 2017, for violations that occurred after November 2, 2015.

  • Supreme Court to Decide Mandatory Employee Arbitration Cases

    Date:
    January 20, 2017

    The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear a trio of cases involving whether employers can use mandatory arbitration clauses to ban employees from bringing class action lawsuits over workplace disputes. A ruling is expected by the end of the Court's term in late June.

  • Court Halts Overtime Rule

    Date:
    November 23, 2016

    The US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas on November 22 issued a preliminary injunction that prevents the US Department of Labor (DOL) from implementing and enforcing its new overtime rule, which had been scheduled to take effect December 1.

  • Nevada Supreme Court Clarifies Minimum Wage Law

    Date:
    November 2, 2016

    The Supreme Court of Nevada ruled that employers need only to offer employees a qualifying health plan, but need not necessarily enroll them in such a plan, in order to pay a lower minimum wage.

  • Court Will Consider States' Request to Pause FLSA Overtime Rule

    Date:
    October 18, 2016

    On November 16, the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas will hear a motion filed by 21 states seeking to temporarily suspend upcoming overtime rules from the US Department of Labor (DOL) before they take effect on December 1.

  • Employers May Not Claim Voluntary Meal Break Payments as Credit for Overtime, 3rd Cir. Rules

    Date:
    October 12, 2016

    Compensation already paid for hours of work may not be used as an offset and thereby be counted a second time as statutorily required compensation for other hours of work, the 3rd US Circuit Court of Appeals held in Smiley v. E.I. Dupont De Nemours & Co.

  • Overtime Rule Target of Lawsuit by 21 States

    Date:
    September 20, 2016

    Several states have filed a lawsuit asking a federal court to nullify new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime regulations from the US Department of Labor (DOL) before they take effect December 1.

  • DOL's Focus on Franchising Leads to Landmark Agreement With Subway

    Date:
    August 4, 2016

    The International Franchise Association warned that the agreement "could serve as evidence of a joint employment relationship in future litigation or a government enforcement action."

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