Category: FLSA

|November 18, 2010|No Comments

My original title for this blog post was “All I Ever Needed To Know About Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) Class Actions I Learned From Saturday Morning Cartoons.” But then I quickly realized that there was a single cartoon expert on this topic: that kooky Great Dane, Scooby-Doo.

For those less familiar with this Saturday morning classic, let me fill you in. Each Scooby-Doo episode begins with some zany premise …

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|November 9, 2010|No Comments

One of the most misunderstood laws on the books is the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) , enacted during the Great Depression to protect the rights of workers. It’s full of wrinkles, exceptions and quirks that can be confusing, particularly when it comes to wage and hour liability.

Is your organization laboring under common myths that could lead to disastrous consequences? For example: It’s no big deal if a company …

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|November 3, 2010|No Comments

Many human resource executives, corporate legal counsel and compliance officers wrongly assume that they are in compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and state wage and hour laws.

Fact: Experts estimate that as many as 70 to 90 percent of U.S. employers are violating state and federal wage and hour statutes.

A random sample of more than 64,000 Department of Labor cases since 2008 shows that you …

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|October 20, 2010|No Comments

My friend, a fellow attorney, was emphasizing how sudden and catastrophic wage and hour issues can surface in an organization. “All of a sudden,” he said, “you may learn that you have huge issues that threaten the well-being of your organization, not just financially, but in terms of credibility, reputation, and productivity. It’s like having a tumor that goes undetected for years and one day you find out you have

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|September 28, 2010|No Comments

Anyone who has tried to lose weight knows how hard it is to keep that New Year’s resolution – let alone keep the pounds off for good.

Old habits are hard to change and new ones are hard to establish. But that’s just what is needed if employers want to put the major risk of Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)  liability behind them for the long term.

In many organizations, …

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