Dallas, Texas Employment Law Attorney Discusses Department of Labor’s Settlement of FLSA Overtime Matter

/cdklawyers.com// 05/10/2012 Dallas, Texas employment law attorney Keith Clouse represents employers that are being investigated by the Department of Labor for violations of federal employment laws.  He guides these employers through the investigation process and helps them cooperate with the investigators while protecting their business interests. His advice helps these employers reach favorable resolutions.  Mr. […]

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. […]

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 […]