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HTMLQuick Quiz Answer: Pay For Being In On-Call Status
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 14, 2014, previously published on September 29, 2014
The answer to our September 22, 2014 Quick Quiz is, "Yes, even though the payments are not tied to the on-call hours he works."

 

HTMLTouted Developments Contradict Rationales For Minimum-Wage Increase (Updated 09 14 14)
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 12, 2014
A White House report has extoled wage-rate increases by "state legislatures and governors; mayors, county executives and city councils; and business leaders" as supposedly being compelling reasons to raise the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. A flood of...

 

HTMLFLSA Exemptions And "Overtime Rights"
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 4, 2014, previously published on August 29, 2014
We continue to follow developments relating to President Obama's directive that the U.S. Labor Department "modernize and streamline" its regulations governing the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's Section 13(a)(1) executive, administrative, professional, and "outside salesman"...

 

HTMLCourt "Certifies" Gawker Media Interns' Collective Action
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 4, 2014, previously published on August 26, 2014
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 of the lawsuit and of the opportunity to join the proceedings.

 

HTMLLate Payment Resulted In An FLSA Violation
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 21, 2014, previously published on August 13, 2014
A recent decision by the U.S. Court of Claims underscores important propositions under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act to the effect that:

 

HTMLUSDOL Brief Elaborates Upon "Intern" Views
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 25, 2014, previously published on July 19, 2014
We wrote some time ago about a lower federal court's determination in Glatt v. Fox Searchlight Pictures that at least two unpaid interns were "employees" for federal Fair Labor Standards Act purposes.

 

HTMLCourt Awards Fees and Costs against USDOL
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 15, 2014, previously published on June 25, 2014
A Texas federal court has ordered the U.S. Labor Department to pay more than $560,000 in attorney's fees, paralegal fees, and travel expenses growing out of litigation under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.

 

HTMLProposed Federal-Contractor "Minimum Wage" Regulations Released
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 17, 2014, previously published on June 13, 2014
The U.S. Labor Department has released its proposed regulations implementing Executive Order 13658, President Obama's directive to raise the minimum-wage rate for workers on federal contracts from $7.25 per hour to $10.10 per hour (subject to annual increases after 2015). We wrote about this...

 

HTMLNovember Target For Proposed Exemption Changes
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 16, 2014, previously published on June 3, 2014
As we reported previously, in March President Obama directed the U.S. Labor Department to "modernize and streamline" its regulations governing the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's Section 13(a)(1) executive, administrative, professional, and "outside salesman" exemptions....

 

HTMLDisinformation And The "Tipped-Employee Minimum Wage"
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 16, 2014, previously published on April 7, 2014
A White House report promoting a substantial jump in the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's minimum wage perpetuates now-widely-disseminated propaganda about an alleged "tipped employee minimum wage" of $2.13 per hour.

 


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