The U.S. Supreme Court will decide what constitutes “changing clothes” for purposes of determining a worker’s compensable time under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Temporary workers at Wal-Mart have filed a new class action against the retail giant.
The wired world presents more options than ever for flexible work arrangements. Thanks to the march of mobile technology, attorneys and staff are able to take their offices on the go, working not just from the cubicle, but from the coffee shop, the beach or their own living rooms.
But while technology redefines what’s meant by going to work, it can also create potential problems. Some important guidelines can help firm leaders decide when to allow people to work from home and when it’s better to go the traditional route.
WASHINGTON – Employers are increasingly allowing their employees to use their own laptops, tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices for work purposes – and that is creating a plethora of potential legal issues.
The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether an employer succeeded in mooting a wage-and-hour collective action by extending to the lone named plaintiff an offer of judgment satisfying all of her claims.
Did an employer succeed in mooting a wage-and-hour collective action by extending to the lone named plaintiff a settlement offer satisfying all of her claims?
An employee hired to provide in-home care for an elderly woman was not entitled to overtime, the California Court of Appeal has ruled in reversing a $123,000 judgment.
A health club employee suing for unpaid overtime was not bound by an arbitration clause in his employee handbook, the 5th Circuit has ruled in affirming judgment.
Published: January 19, 2012
Tags: AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion, Department of Labor, DOL, EEOC, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, ERISA, fair labor standards act, FLSA, Seyfarth Shaw, wage and hour, Wal-Mart v. Dukes
National employment law firm Seyfarth Shaw recently released its annual survey of employment law cases, summarizing key trends in the field from U.S. Supreme Court decisions to state and federal court decisions and regulatory actions.