Earlier this month, in Yu v. Hasaki Restaurant Inc., the Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that settlements of Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) lawsuits reached through the “offer of judgment” procedure under Rule 68 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure do not require judicial approval.  The court’s decision resolved a significant open

On September 24, 2019, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued its long-awaited final rule that will increase the minimum salary threshold that is required to be paid to employees who otherwise meet the “white collar” exemptions. The new rule is effective January 1, 2020 and will require employees be paid $684/week (equating to

Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) proposed an increase to the salary threshold required for executive, administrative and professional workers to qualify for overtime exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).  Currently, the minimum annual salary figure required to qualify for such “white collar” exemptions is $23,660; that number is now expected

As the winter months bear down on us, many of us find our thoughts wistfully drifting to sun, sand, and all things summer.  Summer months, however, also bring (for most employers) summer interns and one of the more befuddling employment issues: do I have to pay my summer intern?  Stated another way: is my intern,

On August 31, 2017, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas (the “Court”) invalidated the United States Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (“FLSA”) overtime exemption rules (the “Final Rule”).  The Final Rule was scheduled to go into effect on December 1, 2016 before the Court