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The number of workers taking their employers to court over unfair pay is skyrocketing. In 2013, wage & hour litigation continued its trend of outpacing all other types of workplace class actions. Additionally, collective actions pursued in federal court under the FLSA outnumbered all other types of private class actions in employment-related cases with a total of 7,764 cases filed in 2013 (a 10 percent increase from 2012 – 7,064).
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Last week's webinar was very insightful. I am interest in attending the live chat today to see what questions others are posing around this topic.
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Conversation around whether to raise the minimum wage has been trending for the past several months, and Hawaii just became the 3rd state to raise the minimum wage to over $10 per hour. As other states follow suit, how do you see the increases in the minimum wage impacting wage and hour claims?
Do any other jurisdictions currently have minimum wage legislation pending?
I see where the CA senate just yesterday approved a wage hike to $13 per hour - it now goes before the CA Assembly.
I'm curious if you foresee any wage-&-hour ramifications from the NLRB’s recent Northwestern Football player ruling?
Good afternoon. • Another interesting topic is compensable time. The Supreme Court has agreed to hear Busk v. Integrity Staffing Solutions, a 9th Circuit decision holding that the time spent going through the employer’s security checkpoint to exit the workplace was compensable time. Do you think that the 9th Circuit decision will be upheld? At one point should employer security protocols trigger compensation?
How are inside sales organizations governed for Wage and Hour Law and the FLSA?
That NorthWestern NLRB ruling is fascinating and interested to see where this subject goes . . . if they are indeed employees with the ability to organize, it opens a world of questions and issues.
Relevant to the Northwestern, NLRB ruling I’ve been following this blog for several weeks, now. Good stuff.
For additional information on minimum wage laws, see Chapter 4, Minimum Wage Requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act of Wages & Hours: Law and Practice. Also for a survey of state wage and hour laws, see Chapter 13, State Wage-Hour Laws and Wage Orders of Wages & Hours: Law and Practice.
Yup - that Chapter 13 state-by-state survey is a gem and I rely on it a lot.
Also, LexisNexis provided a complimentary e-book chapter 6 “Compensable Time Under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Portal-to-Portal Act” from the eBook Wages & Hours: Law and Practice after last week's webinar. You can find it here: http://bit.ly/1gILLLB