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Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP | USA | 10 May 2011

Employers beware - DOL unveils smartphone timekeeper app

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

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Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP | USA | 3 May 2011

DOL regulations set to take effect May 5

As we advised last month, several changes initiated by the DOL's Wage and Hour Division's new regulations are set to take effect on May 5, 2011.

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Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP | USA | 11 Apr 2011

DOL wage-and-hour division issues new regulations

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

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Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP | USA | 23 Mar 2011

Supreme Court holds that oral complaints can form the basis for a FLSA retaliation suit

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court held that an employee's Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) retaliation claim can be based on an oral complaint made by the employee to his employer regarding wages or other issues covered by the Act.

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Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP | USA | 8 Mar 2011

Supreme Court declines to hear case involving the exempt status of pharmaceutical sales representatives

Just weeks after the Ninth Circuit created a circuit split by ruling that pharmaceutical sales representatives are exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act's outside sales exemption (see our earlier post on that decision), the Supreme Court has declined to hear Novartis Pharmaceutical Corp.

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Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP | USA | 27 Apr 2010

DOL issues a Fact Sheet regarding unpaid internships

Less than a month after the New York Times ran an article on the DOL’s position regarding unpaid internships, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division has released a Fact Sheet explaining the test used to determine whether an intern is an employee under the FLSA.

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Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP | USA | 8 Apr 2010

DOL to scrutinize unpaid internships

As noted in a recent New York Times article, researchers have found that the number of unpaid internships has risen, likely due to employers' limited ability to provide new paying jobs and students' willingness to gain increasingly hard-to-come-by experience.

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Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP | USA | 25 Mar 2010

DOL Wage and Hour Division changes its form of providing guidance

The Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division has announced that it will no longer release guidance in the form of detailed opinion letters on specific fact situations under the Fair Labor Standards Act and other statutes.

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Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP | USA | 14 Jan 2010

Explosion of FLSA litigation should prompt employers to review their practices

Recent reports have indicated that the number of FLSA collective actions rose sharply in 2009.

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