by John E. Thompson
In thinking-through and implementing their recovery plans
in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, employers will want to review our August post summarizing a number of federal Fair Labor Standards
Act issues that typically arise following...
Think back to when you took your SATs, many years ago—number-2 pencils, plastic school chairs and laminate-topped desks, florescent lights, nervous sweat, and, the bane of many a high-schooler, the analogies that comprise so much of the SAT’s...
Last Friday, I had the honor and privilege of presenting at the Philadelphia Association of Paralegals’ Education Conference . The class was essentially a primer on the basics of employment law, during which I emphasized both the types of claims...
When you think of minor league baseball, you may draw on movies like Bull Durham or The Rookie ; long bus trips from stadium to stadium where teams play in front of small crowds for small pay.
Well, apparently, the pay may be small enough to trigger...
by John E. Thompson
After more than a year of litigation (the filing of which we reported at the time), former unpaid Gawker Media interns will be permitted to send notices to other unpaid or allegedly underpaid interns to inform those potential plaintiffs...
Settles FLSA Case
by Daniel V. Johns and Kelly T. Kindig
A recent wage and hour settlement between Hofstra
University and 256 student workers highlights the pitfalls faced by a college
or university employing students.
Last week, a...
LinkedIn will pay nearly $6 million in back pay and liquidated damages to 359 current and former employees following a Department of Labor investigation, reports the DOL . The employees, reports Business Insider , are commissioned inside salespeople....
We reported in July that the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals (with jurisdiction over Connecticut, New York, and Vermont) laid out seven non-exhaustive factors as part of a "primary beneficiary" analysis for evaluating whether unpaid interns...
by Joseph U. Leonoro
With the arrival of summer, many companies are hiring college and high school students to work as interns during summer break. Often, employers do not pay interns at all, or only pay them a stipend or other amount which is lower...
Work-related blogging is compensable time.
Yesterday, I read the District of Hawaii opinion in Tagupa v. VIPdesk, Inc. . Tagupa worked for VIPdesk, a national concierge network, as part of its remote concierge team [subscribers can access an enhanced...
So, by now, you've likely read the news, first reported on Wednesday night by The New York Times reporters Michael Shear and Steven Greenhouse that "Obama Will Seek Broad Expansion of Overtime Pay" .
Messrs. Shear and Greenhouse indicated...
by Lisa Lewis , Jonathan Sokolowski and Andrew Smith*
Following New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio’s endorsement of an amendment to the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”) extending the statute’s anti-discrimination and...
It seems like such an insignificant little case, but it's
really a can of exploding
An Illinois woman who was terminated
after she was caught working during her lunch period has won her claim for
unemployment. (The employer said that...