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The Overtime Rule Litigation: The Action Continues While the DOL Appeals

USA - December 21 2016 Even though the preliminary injunction against implementation of the overtime rule granted by Judge Mazzant is on a fast track appeal in the Fifth…

Senate Passes VA MISSION Act; Eliminates Federal Contractor Status for Some Long-Term Care Providers

USA - June 1 2018 On May 23, 2018, the U.S. Senate passed a comprehensive bill called the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Maintaining Internal Systems and…

Louisiana Court Rejects Landman’s Whistleblower Claim Based on Finding That He Was an Independent Contractor

USA - June 9 2017 A recent Louisiana Court of Appeal decision held that an oil and gas landman did not have a claim under the Louisiana environmental whistleblower…

Lisa D. Hanchey.

New Orleans WHD to Aggressively Investigate Oilfield, Maritime Employers

USA - January 12 2016 The United States Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, administers the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). That authority includes the power…

Andrew P. Burnside, Jennifer L. Englander.

Fifth Circuit Holds Directional Drillers Are Independent Contractors

USA - March 25 2019 The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently held that a group of directional driller consultants were independent contractors, not…

Andrew P. Burnside.