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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

Dress rehearsals are over: Supreme Court to hear arguments on Monday regarding compensability of changing clothes at work

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 1 2013

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear argument in a case that will directly impact employers relying on 203(o) of the FLSA - a provision

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

It will be a "clothes" call: Supreme Court to decide if work clothes, are "clothes"

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 21 2013

Are work clothes "clothes" under the FLSA? And how much weight should be given to the Department of Labor's opinion on this issue, especially when

Supreme Court update in Christopher v. SmithKline: argument set and briefs filed

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 9 2012

The past two weeks have brought a number of important updates for those watching the Christopher v. SmithKline case, in which the Supreme Court will determine whether pharmaceutical sales representatives are properly classified as exempt from overtime as outside salespersons under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and whether to defer to the Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) position expressed in amicus briefs that they are not

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

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 12 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

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

A Rose employee by any other name? Talk show interns sue for pay

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 16 2012

Last month, this Blog reported on a pair of recent lawsuits filed by former unpaid interns for The Hearst Corp and Fox Searchlight Pictures claiming that they should have been paid for work they performed for the fashion magazine Harper’s Bazaar and on production of the 2010 film “Black Swan.”