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Sixth Circuit Addresses RICO and FLSA Claims

USA - July 2 2020 Successful FLSA plaintiffs will likely receive not only the claimed unpaid overtime or minimum wage, but also liquidated (double damages) and payment...

Illinois District Court Decertifies FLSA Collective With 1,600 Opt-Ins

USA - June 29 2020 Just before the pandemic triggered closings across the country, we identified an Illinois case as a good candidate for discussion. As the pandemic...

Court Vacates Jury Award Due to Problems With Plaintiffs’ Expert Reports

USA - June 26 2020 Few collective actions are tried, and even when they are, unexpected problems can easily arise. Those problems in a recent case led to the court...

Second Circuit Upholds Fluctuating Work Week Despite Potential Payroll Issues

USA - June 24 2020 More than 75 years ago, just four years after the passage of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the United States Supreme Court recognized what has...

Arkansas District Court Reduces Attorney Fees in FLSA Collective Action to $1

USA - June 12 2020 It’s hard not to express cynicism when discussing attorney fee awards in overtime class and collective actions. Courts have adopted wildly different...