On November 7, 2011, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (the “Chamber”) filed an amicus brief in support of the motion by KPMG LLP (“KPMG”) to set aside the Southern District of New York’s denial of its application for a protective order.
It is often difficult to claim that security officers are exempt from overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
On March 17, 2011, a Michigan jury returned a verdict in favor of loan company, Quicken Loans Inc. in a class action lawsuit alleging that Quicken had failed to pay them overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).
A class of Loss Prevention Managers are suing their employer in a Fair Labor Standards Act collective action, contending they have been incorrectly classified as exempt.
In a recent posting in the Wage Hour Defense Blog, Kara Maciel brought attention to the new, intensified focus by the federal Department of Labor in auditing and inspecting health care facilities.
Law firms are usually defending clients in wage-hour suits where the allegation is that the employee claims heshe has been misclassified as exempt when heshe is really not and is due overtime.
A federal judge has ruled that a dispatcher, who was suing as the named plaintiff in a FLSA collective action seeking overtime, was not able to prove that he was "similarly situated" to other employees and the judge refused to grant even the conditional certification necessary to keep the case going.