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The DOL Proposes Rule Expanding Employees Covered by FLSA’s Overtime Protections

Posted in FLSA, Labor & Employment

On June 30, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a proposed rule that would substantially reduce the number of executive, administrative, and professional employees (white collar employees) which are currently exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act’s overtime protections by nearly doubling the threshold salary level at which workers become exempt. Under the… Continue Reading

Big Developments in Class Actions Part 2: A Quick and Complete Offer of Judgment May Foreclose FLSA Collective Actions

Posted in Class actions, FLSA, Labor & Employment

In Genesis Healthcare Corp. v. Symczyk, a 5-4 decision authored by Justice Thomas and delivered on April 16, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court held that if the lone lead plaintiff’s individual claim under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) becomes moot then the collective action must be dismissed because the lead plaintiff lacks a personal… Continue Reading