The Families First Coronavirus Response Act

President Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, an economic stimulus plan aimed at addressing the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak. The new law, which goes into effect on April 2, 2020, impacts all businesses with fewer t… Read More
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Navigating the DOL New Overtime Rule

On January 1, 2020, a new U.S. Department of Labor final rule will extend overtime pay thresholds.  The rule raises the standard salary level from $455 to $684 a week, the equivalent to $35,548 per year for full time workers.  Employees earning les… Read More
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The 411 on Overtime Pay

            In the past two years, employees have recovered an estimated $1.2 billion from filing claims against their employers for unpaid wages.  Claims for overtime pay are near the top of that list.  But many employees – and employ… Read More
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Federal Court Denies Plaintiffs' Motion to Equitably Toll Statute of Limitations in FLSA Claim

In Dolphus v. Servis One, Inc., No. GLR-16-1075, 2018 BL 277246 (D. Md. Aug. 02, 2018), Plaintiffs filed suit against Servis One, Inc. D/B/A BSI Financial Services (“Servis One”) on behalf of themselves and similarly situated current and… Read More
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Employee's Facebook Post Does Not Qualify as Complaint Under the FLSA

In Trigueros v. New Orleans City, 2018 BL 183305, E.D. La., 17-10960, the Court ruled that the plaintiff employee may not move forward with her claim that she was fired in retaliation for commenting on her lack of overtime pay on Facebook, because… Read More
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Plaintiff Survives Motion for Summary Judgment in FLSA Executive Exemption Case

Under the FLSA, an employee is exempt from overtime compensation as an “executive” if: (1) he is compensated on a salary basis at a rate of not less than $455 per week; (2) his primary duty is “management of the enterprise in which the… Read More
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Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Affirms District Court's Denial to Enforce Arbitration Agreements

The Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) adopted a liberal federal policy favoring arbitration agreements.  The FAA recognizes that arbitration is an expeditious way to resolve disputes and conserve judicial resources.  It accordingly requires that courts… Read More
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Federal Court Dismisses Employer's Counterclaims in FLSA Lawsuit

United States Magistrate Judge Stephanie A. Gallagher recently granted an FLSA Plaintiff employee’s Motion to Dismiss Counterclaims filed by his Defendant employer. Detailed excerpts from the Opinion are presented below. Most importantly, the C… Read More
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Landscape Laborers' FLSA Claims Survive Motion to Dismiss

In Aviles-Cervantes v. Outside Unlimited, Inc., No. CV RDB-16-1214, 2017 WL 3916985 (D. Md. Sept. 7, 2017), Plaintiffs alleged, inter alia, that Defendant Outside Unlimited failed to pay workers for approximately 1–2 hours of work per day for ti… Read More
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United States Court of Appeals' New FLSA Test: Part 2

On the same day that the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued the Salinas opinion in our previous post, the Court also issued the following opinion further clarifying and applying the new test. In Hall, et al. v. Albrecht, e… Read More
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