Category: FLSA

Specter of an FLSA Class Action? Scooby Dooby Doo!

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

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Getting the Story Straight on FLSA Liability

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

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Laboring Under Myths and Misconceptions about FLSA?

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

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Wage and Hour Issues: A Hidden Cancer?

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,

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To Eliminate FLSA Risk, Change Workplace Habits

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

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