Category: FLSA

Are Uber Drivers Employees?


Recently, Uber and Lyft were in the news and it wasn’t for some feel good reason, or because some new celebrity decided to dress up in disguise and drive around unsuspecting passengers until some big reveal. No, they’re in the news now because they threatened to shut down operations in California, during the middle of […]

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DOL Recovers Record $322 Million in Wages for Workers


Recently, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced that its Wage and Hour Division collected $322 million owed to workers.  The DOL looks at the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) to determine if a violation of minimum wage or overtime occurred.  Of the violations, over 80% dealt with improper overtime.  Companies in the construction and food […]

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You May Be Eligible for Overtime Soon


In 2016, the big topic in employment law involved proposed changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) overtime rules.  Although there were several key changes, the one that got the most media attention was raising the minimum salary threshold from $23,660 to $47,476.  Employees and their advocates loved the change.  Employers fought the changes […]

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New Overtime and Salary Regulations Proposed


Obama Administration Overtime Proposal In 2016, the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and overtime regulations got more attention than it has probably seen in over a decade. This was in large part due to the announcement that the Department of Labor (“DOL”) would be more than doubling the minimum salary required, from $23,660 to $47,476, […]

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Can My Employer Enforce My Arbitration Clause? Supreme Court Says Yes


Early this week, the Supreme Court of the United States decided that arbitration clauses in individual employment contracts are enforceable against employees seeking to bring class-action lawsuits. This ruling will have an immediate, profound impact, and will alter the way employment attorneys like myself will be able to seek remedies in certain claims. For example, […]

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