Fair Labor Standards Act

In the recent case of Knepper v. Rite Aid Corp., — F.3d — (3d Cir. 2012), the Third Circuit Court of Appeals joined the Second, Seventh, Ninth and D.C. Circuits in holding that Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) collective actions and state law class actions are not inherently incompatible.  While at first glance the

On March 22, 2011, in Kasten v. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp., the United States Supreme Court held that an employee who lodges verbal complaints regarding alleged violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, 29 U.S.C. §201 et seq. (“FLSA”), may be entitled to protection of the FLSA’s anti-retaliation provision. The Kasten decision

High school and college students often are willing to work for little or no pay during the summer months to bolster their resumes. Businesses see this as a good opportunity to get some extra help around the office. However, private sector, "for-profit" employers need to be aware that they are required to pay at least