WASHINGTON, D.C.-(Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on Feb. 19
agreed to hear the appeal of a class lawsuit over what constitutes "changing
clothes" under Section 203(o) of the Fair Labor Standards Act ( Clifton Sandifer, et al. v. United
States Steel Corporation , No. 12-417, U.S. Sup...
With a title like that, this post could only arouse the
interest of an employment lawyer.
But, all of y'all should pay attention.
Under the Fair Labor Standards Act , the period of time during which a
covered employee must be paid begins when the worker engages in a
principal activity. Putting...
settlement for reporters recently caused both celebration and ire in the
journalism community. The celebration was for a victory on behalf of
hard-working reporters everywhere. Many reporters work deadly hours for little
pay. This decision provides them with some relief, requiring newspapers...
The Supreme Court granted the
petition for certiorari but limited the Court's review to the donning/doffing
issue in Sandifer v. United States Steel Corp. This Emerging Issue Analysis
explains the Seventh Circuit decision and comments on the Court's decision to
A federal investigation has determined that Upper Crust,
a bankrupt gourmet pizza chain, owes former employees about $850,000 in back
wages and damages. In 2009, the Department of Labor investigated Upper Crust's
refusal to pay its workers overtime and ordered the company to pay $350,000 in
On March 29, 2013, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed
into law a state budget for the 2013-2014 fiscal year, N.Y. State Senate Bill S02607D , N.Y. State Assembly Bill No. A03007D ("the Act"). The
Act includes a provision, Part P, which, over a period of three years, raises
New York State's...
On May 8, 2013, the U.S. House of Representatives passed
the Working Families
Flexibility Act of 2013 (H.R. 1406), a law that would amend the Fair
Labor Standards Act of 1938 to give employees the opportunity to accrue paid
time off or "comp time" for working overtime hours in lieu of receiving...
There has been a lot of litigation in California
concerning the exempt status of various categories of employees, with
plaintiffs' attorneys filing class action after class action seeking to recover
four plus years of overtime compensation stemming from employers allegedly
by Patricia A. Smith, Jeremy T. Rosenblum, and Scott M. Himes
As we reported in our July 11 legal alert , New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has commenced an investigation into the widening practice of employers paying hourly employees through the use of prepaid payroll cards. The Attorney...
CFPB Warns Employers on Required Use of Payroll Cards
by the Consumer Financial Services and Labor and Employment Groups
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has issued a bulletin warning employers that they cannot require employees to receive their wages on payroll cards. The bulletin appears...