Fair Labor Standards Act

On June 30, 2015, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) released proposed regulations that would modify certain provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), including the so-called “white collar exemptions.”  The proposed regulations were published in the Federal Register on July 6, 2015.

Given that the comment period following the DOL’s June 2015

In Cheeks v. Freeport Pancake House, Inc. et als., the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that parties may not privately settle claims arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) with prejudice (which forecloses a future lawsuit), without court approval or United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) supervision.  With

On March 11, 2015, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals became the first Circuit Court to apply the “covered employee” provision of the SAFETEA-LU Technical Corrections Act of 2008 (the “Corrections Act”) to the Motor Carrier Act exemption of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). In McMaster v. Eastern Armored Services, Inc., No. 14-1010

In a recently decided case, Thompson v. Real Estate Mortgage Network, Case No. 12-3828 (3d Cir. Apr. 3, 2014), the Third Circuit Court of Appeals determined for the first time that a successor-employer may be held financially accountable for its predecessor’s wage-and-hour violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).  This ruling potentially exposes

On January 27, 2014, the United States Supreme Court clarified the meaning of “changing clothes” under the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (“FLSA”) donning and doffing protections.

In Sandifer v. U.S. Steel Corporation, 571 U.S. ___ (2014), the Court was faced with a challenge from a putative class of current and former steelworkers at U.S.