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

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

29th Jul 2015

In a prior blog post, I wrote about the case of Brown v. New York City Department of Education. In Brown, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit determined that a volunteer intern for a public school … more

29th Apr 2015

In the 1993 case of Lambert v. Genesee Hospital, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit interpreted the anti-retaliation provision of the Fair Labor Standards Act to require an employee make a written complaint to a government … more

1st Apr 2015

In 1999 and 2001, the United States Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division issued letters opining that mortgage-loan officers do not qualify for the administrative exemption to overtime pay requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act. In 2004, the … more

2nd Jan 2015

On December 9, 2014, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. v. Busk, a case involving a challenge under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) brought by warehouse workers who worked for Amazon.com. As … more

5th Dec 2014

On October 1, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit reviewed a case involving claims brought by the United States Department of Labor against the owners of Piccolo e Posto, a restaurant in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. … more