Recent Court Decision Discusses Employers' Potential Defenses to the FLSA

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit recently affirmed a judgment finding an employer’s violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). McFeeley v. Jackson St. Entm’t, LLC, 825 F.3d 235 (4th Cir. 2… Read More
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New Overtime Law

The Department of Labor has announced an important change in the Overtime Law. The new overtime law raises the salary threshold from $23,660 per year ($455 per week) to $47,476 per year ($913 per week). Under the current law, employees who perform ce… Read More
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The Importance of Being Honest

We have discussed the importance of employers providing honest and accurate reasons when they fire employees, since lying about it gives Plaintiffs a foothold in claiming “pretext” or “excuse” for the alleged “real reason.” Once an emplo… Read More
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“Ban the Box?” Am I Required to Hire Criminals?

“Ban the Box” laws, so called from the question (or box to be checked) on an employment application that asks an applicant about their criminal background, prohibit the use of a check-box on job applications indicating whether or not the applican… Read More
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SETTLING LAWSUITS – The Importance of a Well-Drafted Settlement Agreement

Litigation can be emotionally and financially draining. By the time parties reach a settlement agreement, even one with which they are satisfied, they often are tempted to turn their attention elsewhere and ignore the details of the settlement agreem… Read More
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The Top Three FLSA Mistakes Employers Make

From time to time, new issues arise with regard to the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and how an employer must pay its employees. The FLSA was first drafted in 1932, and many of the issues employers deal with today relate to positions that onl… Read More
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