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.
Due to recent guidance from the U.S. Department of Labor, financial institutions should examine their classification of mortgage loan officers and similar employees.
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.
Yesterday, the Department of Labor published its semiannual agenda of regulations that have been selected for review or development during the coming year.
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.