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A steep learning curve for companies that hire unpaid interns

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 6 2012

Many employers in today’s business environment have had to make do with fewer employees to meet the constraints of smaller budgets

Dressing the part is not enough: 8th Circuit decides that changing into uniforms does not start the “continuous workday”

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 4 2013

Taking up a question the Supreme Court recently declined to consider, the Eighth Circuit on Friday addressed the types of activities that may start

Bay state baristas don't have to share tips with shift supervisors

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 23 2011

On Friday, March 18, 2011, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts adopted a pair of reports by a federal Magistrate finding that Starbucks violated Massachusetts law by allowing “shift supervisors” to share in the proceeds of tip jars and recommending certification of a class of Massachusetts baristas affected by the practice

Supreme Court to decide whether pharmaceutical sales representatives meet the FLSA's outside sales exemption

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 28 2011

At 10 a.m. EST today, the U.S. Supreme Court announced its decision to grant certiorari in Christopher v. SmithKline Beecham Corp

First Circuit’s administrative exemption decision could maintain the availability for the administrative exemption for some so-called “sales” employees

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 5 2011

On November 28, 2011, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit issued a decision in Hines v. State Room, Inc. finding that sales managers for a Boston banquet facility were exempt from overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act's ("FLSA") administrative exemption

Supreme Court update: Christopher v. SmithKline -- are petitioners signaling concern?

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 14 2012

As we await the Supreme Court’s decision in Christopher v. SmithKline following the April 16, 2012 argument, counsel for the plaintiffs (Petitioners before the Supreme Court) filed a letter with the Court that appeared on the docket dated May 25

I lift my lamp beside the minimum wage claim: district court finds immigration status "irrelevant" to FLSA case

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 6 2011

On March 23, 2011, a federal court in Massachusetts held that an employer was not entitled to information about the named plaintiffs' immigration status in a putative collective action alleging minimum wage violations

Genesis of a clearer distinction between class and collective actions? Supreme Court decides Symczyc.

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 16 2013

The Supreme Court issued a groundbreaking ruling today in Genesis Healthcare Corp. v. Symczyk that brings into clearer focus the fundamental

In its most surprising about-face to date, DOL abandons administrator's interpretation and sides with employer

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 30 2013

Those watching the U.S. Department of Labor in recent years have grown used to seeing major policy shifts. The DOL has issued guidance in the form of

First Circuit upholds Massachusetts mandatory treble damages law, affirms class certification, and interprets tip pooling law

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 14 2012

On Friday November 9, 2012, the First Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision interpreting two key Massachusetts wage and hour statutes, Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 149 152A (the "Tip Statute"), which regulates gratuities, service charges, and tip pools, and Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 149 150, which provides for mandatory treble damages for wage violations