All Items: Overtime

  • Private-Sector Comp Time Bill Passes House

    May 3, 2017

    The US House of Representatives has passed a bill that would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to allow private-sector employers to offer compensatory time off instead of cash for overtime hours.

  • Supreme Court Delays Major Employment Arbitration Class Action

    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.

  • Supreme Court to Decide Mandatory Employee Arbitration Cases

    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.

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

    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

    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.

  • Cash in Lieu of Benefits Must Be Included in Overtime Calculations, 9th Cir. Rules

    July 12, 2016

    In Flores v. City of San Gabriel, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals held that payments of cash in lieu of benefits must be included in the regular rate when calculating how much overtime employees are owed under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

  • Bookkeeper's Miscalculations May Not Excuse Failure to Pay Overtime, 6th Cir. Rules

    May 27, 2016

    In Craig v. Bridges Bros. Trucking LLC, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals joined three other circuits in ruling that an employer has an obligation to exercise reasonable diligence to find out whether its employees are working more than 40 hours in a workweek.

  • Legislation Introduced to Block Proposed Department of Labor Overtime Rule

    March 18, 2016

    The Protecting Workplace Advancement and Opportunity Act aims to restrict proposed rules defining and delimiting the Fair Labor Standards Act's (FLSA's) overtime exemptions.

  • FLSA Overtime Regulations in the Home Stretch Now

    March 15, 2016

    The US Department of Labor on March 14 sent its Fair Labor Standards Act regulations to the Office of Management and Budget for a final review, which is the next-to-last step in the regulatory process before they are published in the Federal Register.

  • What Justice Scalia's Death Means for Pending Employment Cases

    February 19, 2016

    Justice Antonin Scalia's death last weekend in the midst of the presidential race has put the Supreme Court at the center of a political firestorm. And with his seat likely to remain vacant for the remainder of the term, it figures to have a significant impact on pending labor and employment cases at the nation's highest court.

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