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New test should increase employer ability to create unpaid internship positions
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • May 7 2018

Many employers allow students to intern in their workplaces so that the students can gain exposure to real world work, learn about a particular


Wage and Hour Division announces pilot limited “amnesty” program
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • March 8 2018

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has announced a new nationwide pilot program, called the Payroll Audit Independent


Texas district court strikes down Obama DOL’s proposed overtime rule
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • September 11 2017

Last week, a federal judge in Texas struck down a proposed Obama-era rule that would have expanded the number of workers who qualify for overtime pay


FedEx employee terminated for using discount to sell on eBay loses USERRA termination challenge but can seek higher pension benefits
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • May 26 2017

Kenneth Savage was terminated by FedEx about a month after a military leave and after complaining about the calculation of his pension benefits due


New Secretary of Labor sworn in
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • May 3 2017

Much has been written recently about the first 100 days of the Trump Administration. Some would argue that little of significance has changed in the


Assistant managers’ wage hour battle with Bob Evans Farms settled for $16.5 million
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • March 4 2016

It is not news that class action lawsuits for unpaid overtime are on the rise. A settlement agreement approved recently by the United States District


Proposed FLSA regulations greatly expand overtime coverage
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • June 30 2015

Today, the Department of Labor announced a proposed rule that would extend overtime pay to an additional 5 million Americans. Currently, those


FLSA hot topic: the fluctuating workweek and commission pay
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • December 12 2011

We’ve noticed some cases recently filed challenging employers’ use of the fluctuating workweek method to determine the overtime compensation for employees who receive commission payments.


Employers beware - DOL unveils smartphone timekeeper app
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • May 10 2011

In wage and hour cases, the number of hours employees have worked is usually a primary issue.


DOL wage-and-hour division issues new regulations
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • April 11 2011

On April 5, 2011, the Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) published new regulations.