I elaborate on some of the reasons behind this year’s sharp increase in federal wage-and-hour suits: worker-friendly rules, increased publicity
An NLRB Administrative Law Judge found that an employee who instituted a wage-hour class action lawsuit engaged in concerted activity with his co-workers, even if none of those co-workers were aware of the suit.
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A CEO’s “operational control” over stores leads to individual liability under the FLSA.
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“Wage Hour” “Affordable Care Act” “Minimum Wage”…
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By: Kara M. Maciel
The following is a selection from the Firm’s October Take 5 Views You Can Use which discusses recent developments in wage hour law.
- IRS Will Begin Taxing a Restaurant’s Automatic Gratuities as Service Charges
Many restaurants include automatic gratuities on the checks of guests with large parties to ensure that servers…
The prohibition against private settlements of FLSA claims was scrutinized again last week, when U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York held that parties could voluntarily dismiss an FLSA lawsuit without obtaining approval of the settlement agreement from the court. Picerni v. Bilingual SEIT & Preschool Inc. …