In wage and hour cases, the number of hours employees have worked is usually a primary issue.
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.
On April 5, 2011, the Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) published new regulations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Recent reports have indicated that the number of FLSA collective actions rose sharply in 2009.