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Off-Clock Work: "Flintstone" Laws in a "Buck Rogers" World

It seems like such an insignificant little case, but it's really a can of exploding snakes . 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 she was not terminated for working but for her...

PA Supreme Court Affirms Nine-Figure Judgment Against Wal-Mart

On Monday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued its long-awaited opinion in Braun v. Wal-Mart [ an enhanced version of this opinion is available to lexis.com subscribers ]. A jury trial ended with a $188 million verdict in favor of a class of 188,000 Wal-Mart employees. [The employees] asserted that...

Putting Together the Puzzle on Off-Duty Emails and Overtime

Employers, I can see the writing on the wall, and it’s not looking good for your continued reliance on your non-exempt employees using their smartphones off-the-clock. In the past few days, this issue has picked up a ton of momentum. First, the Wall Street Journal ran an article entitled, “...