14th Jul 2017

Sara Sampra was working as an engineer for the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) in December 2013 when she was placed on bed rest by her physician as a result of pregnancy-related complications. After working from home for approximately two (2) … more

21st Mar 2017

There have been a bevy of legal proceedings in recent years involving National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”) student athletes making various arguments with the goal of having themselves classified as employees entitled to the benefits of employment from the NCAA … more

28th Dec 2016

On May 18, 2016, I wrote the following blog entry on a series of changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s governing regulations that were scheduled to take place on December 1, 2016: http://andrewgjoneslaw.com/agjlaw/unpaid-wages/department-of-labor-announces-changes-to-overtime-rules/. For now, and perhaps forever, those … more

19th Oct 2016

Kimberly Knox and Kayla Bratcher worked as bartenders and servers at a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant in Avon, Indiana. As is commonly the case with restaurant service employees, Ms. Knox and Ms. Bratcher were paid via a tip credit that … more

1st Aug 2016

Occasionally, I receive an inquiry from an employee who requested FMLA leave but never consulted a health care provider regarding their illness. A recent case from the Western District of Wisconsin serves as a reminder of why that can be … more

18th May 2016

Today was an historic day in the world of overtime law. After more than two years of considering and debating whether to make changes to portions of the Fair Labor Standards Act’s governing regulations, the United States Department of Labor … more

6th Apr 2016

A putative class action has been filed in New York against retailer Target Corp. alleging violations of New York state labor laws. According to the claims made in LaPointe v. Target Corp., Operations Group Leaders were classified as exempt from … more

2nd Feb 2016

The interplay between religious rights and the rights of employers has been a hot button issue in Indiana and around the country. Just recently, a situation in Colorado gained a lot of national attention. Cargil Meat Solutions, a meat processing … more

2nd Dec 2015

In Hansler v. Lehigh Valley Hospital Network, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit was presented with what has become a very common Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) issue: What is the proper course of action … more

21st Oct 2015

Although there is an ongoing debate about whether sexual orientation is a protected class subject to protection from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation under federal anti-discrimination laws such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, there is at … more