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By Anthony R. McClure, Litigation News Associate Editor - October 14, 2010
"According to data collected from PACER's Case Locator service operated by the Administrative Office of U.S. Courts, the number of FLSA related cases filed in federal district courts nationwide rose from 5,210 in 2008 to 6,118 in 2009....That number reflects a 13% increase in FLSA cse filings over the same period in 2009." Read More
Fourth Circuit Joins Four Prior Circuits in Ratifying Half Time Calculation of Overtime Damages Due Misclassified Exempt Employee
By Noel Tripp, Jackson Lewis LLP, Wage and Hour Law Update - January 18 2011
"It is well understood that employees misclassified as exempt under the FLSA are entitled to overtime pay for hours worked in excess of forty in a week. However, while the United States Department of Labor takes the position that any unpaid overtime is calculated using the “half-time” method, not all of the Circuit Courts have confirmed the appropriateness of such calculation. Last week, the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (which covers Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North and South Carolina), joining the First, Fifth, Seventh and Tenth Circuit courts, held that such calculation is appropriate." Read More
Department of Labor helps would-be plaintiffs and attorneys connect due to limited resources. Wage and hour lawsuits jump. Overtime standards must be reviewed regularly.
By Richard D. Alaniz, Alaniz and Schraeder, Houston, TX -as appearing on accountingweb.com - January 7, 2011