Employers with salaried employees – employees exempt from minimum wage and overtime laws – should take steps to ensure they are complying with federal regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the time spent waiting to undergo end of shift security screenings are not compensable under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Under the FLSA an activity is compensable if the activity is integral and indispensable to the principal activities that the employee is hired to perform. The Court stated that for the activity [...]
President Obama has said he will direct the Labor Department to draft new regulations to expand eligibility for overtime pay. At issue is the "white collar" exemption. Currently any employee that has any supervisory role consisting of as little of 5% of their time can be labeled exempt. This means, for example, that fast food [...]
Today the Supreme Court decided (https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/13pdf/12-417_9okb.pdf) that putting on personal protective equipment like "a flame-retardant jacket, pair of pants, and hood; a hardhat; a “snood”; “wristlets”; work gloves; leggings; “metatarsal” boots; safety glasses; earplugs; and a respirator" was changing clothes. Why is that important and worthy of attention by the highest court in the land [...]
In Christopher v. SmithKline Beecham Corp., the Supreme Court held that the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) exempts pharmaceutical companies from having to pay overtime wages to sales reps. At issue was whether or not pharmaceutical reps are deemed “outside salesmen”. If not, the reps would be entitled to overtime pay when they work over 40 [...]