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Has Lynn’s Food Grown Stale? Courts Increasingly Question Obligation to Review FLSA Settlements

USA - August 30 2022 For 40 years, the majority of federal courts have followed the holding of Lynn’s Food Stores, Inc. v. U.S., 679 F.2d 1350 (11th Cir. 1982), that FLSA…

David R. Golder, Justin R. Barnes, Eric R. Magnus

White House Nominates Acting DOL Wage & Hour Administrator to Lead Division

USA - August 3 2022 Four months after its controversial nominee, David Weil, withdrew his name from contention as Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of…

Justin R. Barnes

U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision Curtailing Regulators May Raise ‘Major Questions’ for Employers

USA - July 13 2022 The U.S. Supreme Court has issued a forceful rebuke against what it found to be agency overreach. West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency…

Brian P. Lundgren, Courtney M. Malveaux, Andrew F. Maunz

DOL Announces Plan to Issue New Independent Contractor Final Rule

USA - June 6 2022 The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has announced its intention to issue a new final rule regarding the employee-vs.-independent contractor analysis…

Justin R. Barnes, Adam Lounsbury

Supreme Court to Review Fifth Circuit’s Oil Rig “Day Rate” Case

USA - May 2 2022 In April 2020, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held that paying an employee a set amount for each day that he…

Justin R. Barnes, Eric R. Magnus