The U.S. Wage and Hour Division has released two question and answer factsheets providing information on common issues that arise when workers come down with the flu and the impact on wages and hours worked under the Fair Labor Standards Act and job-protected leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act. Read more
When an employer changes its shift schedule to accommodate employees, the mere fact that pay rates were changed between the old and new scheduling in an attempt to keep overall pay revenue-neutral, does not establish a violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act’s overtime pay requirements, the Ninth Circuit rules.
The employer in the case had scheduled its employees to work almost exclusivel Read more
An “escrow manager” classified as an administrative employee by the employer can proceed on her claim of unpaid overtime and retaliatory discharge under the Fair Labor Standards Act, rules a federal district court in Arkansas.
The case involves a claim by a real estate transaction employee who was paid a salary Read more
Managers who had “control and custody of the [employees], their employment, and their place of employment” at the company, can be held individually liable for unpaid wages under the Fair Labor Standards Act despite the bankruptcy of the business, the Ninth Circuit rules.
The company had initially fil Read more
A trainee who spent two weeks attending flight attendant training required by an airline employer who subsequently hired her is not entitled to be paid for that training time under the Fair Labor Standards Act, a federal district court in Seattle rules.
The court applies a six-facto Read more