31st Oct 2014

Unpaid internships have come under heavy scrutiny in recent years. In fact, many high school students, college students, and recent graduates who have accepted unpaid internships have successfully brought suit against their employers with courts around the country determining they … more

2nd Aug 2014

In a previous blog, I discussed the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Sandifer, et. al. v. United States Steel Corp. which addressed situations where employers and employees collectively bargain via an agreement between the company and a labor union … more

25th Jun 2014

On May 21, 2014, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana issued an Opinion and Order in Harris v. Reliable Reports Inc. denying class certification on the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) claim brought by a … more

6th Jun 2014

On May 8, 2014, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois issued a Memorandum Opinion and Order in Frebes, et. al. v. Mark Restaurants, LLC, et. al. granting conditional certification on the Fair Labor Standards Act … more

17th Apr 2014

Three separate class action lawsuits have been filed against fast food giant McDonald’s in California, New York, and Michigan alleging various types of wage theft. The California case alleges that McDonald’s undercompensated workers for the overtime hours they worked. It … more

5th Mar 2014

An Oakland Raiders cheerleader has filed a proposed class action lawsuit challenging the way in which cheerleaders are compensated by the NFL’s Oakland Raiders. The lawsuit alleges the team compensates its cheerleaders in the amount of $125.00 per home game, … more

13th Feb 2014

Donning, Doffing, and CBAs Although not as prevalent as they once were, donning and doffing cases are still being hotly contested around the country. Recently, a donning and doffing case from Indiana found its way to the United States Supreme … more

15th Jan 2014

Unpaid wages are a very serious problem in Indiana and around the country. When I’m litigating these cases, a refrain I hear time and time again is that so-and-so is a small business owner and he/she doesn’t have the money … more

15th Oct 2013

Certain industries are notorious for hiring “independent contractors” but then treating them as employees. These include cable and satellite television installers, cosmetologists, construction workers, lawn care and landscaping workers, painters, adult entertainers, and home health care workers. The United States … more