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There have been a bevy of legal proceedings in recent years involving National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”) student athletes making various arguments with the goal of having themselves classified as employees entitled to the benefits of employment from the NCAA and the colleges and universities
Kimberly Knox and Kayla Bratcher worked as bartenders and servers at a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant in Avon, Indiana. As is commonly the case with restaurant service employees, Ms. Knox and Ms. Bratcher were paid via a tip credit that resulted in them receiving $2.13/hour
Today was an historic day in the world of overtime law. After more than two years of considering and debating whether to make changes to portions of the Fair Labor Standards Act’s governing regulations, the United States Department of Labor announced a series of changes
A putative class action has been filed in New York against retailer Target Corp. alleging violations of New York state labor laws. According to the claims made in LaPointe v. Target Corp., Operations Group Leaders were classified as exempt from overtime wages. However, the suit
In 1999 and 2001, the United States Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division issued letters opining that mortgage-loan officers do not qualify for the administrative exemption to overtime pay requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act. In 2004, the Department issued new regulations regarding
On December 9, 2014, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. v. Busk, a case involving a challenge under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) brought by warehouse workers who worked for Amazon.com. As an anti-theft measure, Amazon.com required
On October 1, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit reviewed a case involving claims brought by the United States Department of Labor against the owners of Piccolo e Posto, a restaurant in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. The allegations in Perez v.
On May 8, 2014, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois issued a Memorandum Opinion and Order in Frebes, et. al. v. Mark Restaurants, LLC, et. al. granting conditional certification on the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) claim brought by tipped
Three separate class action lawsuits have been filed against fast food giant McDonald’s in California, New York, and Michigan alleging various types of wage theft. The California case alleges that McDonald’s undercompensated workers for the overtime hours they worked. It is not clear from the