Category Archives: Fair Labor Standards Act

SHOULD A WORKER BE COMPENSATED FOR THE TIME SPENT DRESSING IN SAFETY EQUIPMENT?

On November 10, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Tyson Foods v. Bouaphakeo, which involves a group of pork-processing workers in Iowa who claimed the meatpacking giant shorted them on overtime pay. The employees brought their claim under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) back in 2007, arguing they should have been… Read more »

APPEALS COURT REVERSES BIG WIN FOR UNPAID INTERNS

The Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that a lower court made a mistake when it decided that Fox Searchlight Pictures violated employment law by having unpaid production interns. In 2013, a federal judge ruled that the unpaid interns who filed the lawsuit should have been considered “employees” and paid wages. He argued… Read more »

STATE-APPOINTED PANEL SAYS FAST-FOOD RESTAURANTS SHOULD RAISE MINIMUM WAGE TO $15

State-appointed panel says fast-food restaurants should raise minimum wage to $15   A state-appointed minimum wage panel recently came to the conclusion that the minimum wage for fast-food workers in New York should be raised to $15 an hour. The three members of the panel agreed that restaurants that are part of national chains should… Read more »

FEMALE WORKERS FILE A CLASS-ACTION SEXUAL HARASSMENT LAWSUIT AGAINST FORD

Female workers file a class-action sexual harassment lawsuit against Ford   Recently, thirty-three female workers have joined a class-action lawsuit against Ford Motor Co., claiming that the company failed to take action against sexual harassment in two Chicago-area manufacturing facilities.   According to the complaint, women at the facilities were subjected to sexual assault, groping,… Read more »

THE FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT (“FLSA”) AND NYLL

The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and NYLL requires employers to pay overtime to all employees that work more than 40 hours in a 7 day work week, unless the employee is exempt from the overtime requirement. Employers often consider employees that have the title of a supervisor or manager to be exempt. Often, the… Read more »