U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division Issues Fact Sheet Regarding Retaliation under the Fair Labor Standards Act

/cdklawyers.com// 01/14/2012 The United States Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division released a Fact Sheet last month regarding retaliation under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). This division administers and enforces the FLSA.   The FLSA regulates wages and hours of work for many employers. All covered nonexempt employees must be paid at least […]

It’s Summer Time: Are You Required to Pay Your Intern?

/cdklawyers.com/Dallas Employment Lawyer – Attorney Keith Clouse/ 08/11/2011 As students prepare to return to school, many are seeking to obtain work experience during the semester, even if it means taking an unpaid internship. However, employers need to understand their obligations when an internship is unpaid and when it is not. Under the Fair Labor Standards […]

Labor and Employment Alert

/cdklawyers.com/Dallas Employment Lawyer – Attorney Keith Clouse/ 03/18/2011 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:”Table Normal”; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:””; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:”Calibri”,”sans-serif”; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:”Times New Roman”; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;} Recent amendments to the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) require employers to provide nursing mothers with adequate […]

Employers — Are You in Compliance?

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What Are an Employer’s Obligations Regarding Pay Earned During Holiday Weeks?

/cdklawyers.com// 11/07/2010 With the holiday season approaching, many employers and employees may be wondering what an employer’s obligations are regarding compensation earned during holiday weeks.  The Fair Labor Standards Act, the federal law that regulates minimum pay standards and overtime compensation, applies to workers who are not specifically exempt from its coverage.  Importantly, the FLSA […]

United States Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division Issues a Fact Sheet Regarding Break Time for Nursing Mothers

/cdklawyers.com// 08/27/2010 The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the new health care reform law, amends the Fair Labor Standards Act to require employers to provide reasonable break times for nursing mothers to express milk.  The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division recently issued a Fact Sheet to provide general information on this requirement. […]

Can an Employer “Force” its Employees to Clock Out for a Lunch Break?

/cdklawyers.com// 08/22/2010 An employee subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act may wish to “work through lunch” so the employee can leave the workplace earlier.  But an employer can require an employee to take an unpaid lunch break, provided the employer completely relieves the employee of any work-related duties during that break time. The FLSA […]

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Rules on FLSA Issue

/cdklawyers.com// 06/18/2010 The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled on a Fair Labor Standards Act matter.  Gagnon v. United Technisource, Inc., No. 09-20098 (5th Cir. May 27, 2010), available at http://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/opinions/pub/09/09-20098-CV0.wpd.pdf.  The plaintiff, a skilled craftsman, contracted with his employer to be paid $5.50 per hour for “straight time” and $20.00 per hour for […]

FLSA’s Requirements for the Executive Employee Exemption

/cdklawyers.com// 06/16/2010 One federal employment law applies to most employers—the Fair Labor Standards Act.  Among other things, the FLSA establishes standards for overtime pay.  Under the FLSA, an employee is entitled to receive overtime pay at the rate of one and one-half of the employee’s regular rate of pay for time worked in excess of […]