Our colleagues Kara M. Maciel and Jordan B. Schwartz will be joined by special guest, David Sherwyn of Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration in hosting a roundtable and webinar on May 29 (1:00 p.m. ET).  This interactive simulcast event will discuss strategies and tactics that employers can implement to stay ahead of the curve

An NLRB Administrative Law Judge issued a Decision on April 29th in which he found that when a waiter in a restaurant in New York City, acting alone, instituted a class action lawsuit claiming violation of state or federal wage and hour laws, he was engaging in concerted activity on behalf of himself and co-workers, even if none of those co-workers are aware of the filing.
Continue Reading Filing a Wage And Hour Class Action is Protected by The National Labor Relations Act

Epstein Becker Green is pleased to announce the availability of a Wage and Hour Division Investigation Checklist, which provides financial services employers with valuable information about wage and hour investigations and audits conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).  Like EBG’s first-of-its kind Wage and Hour App, which provides detailed information about

By Michael Kun

             As we have written before in this space,  the latest wave of class actions in California is one alleging that employers have not complied with obscure requirements requiring the provision of “suitable seating” to emploees – and that employees are entitled to significant penalties as a result.

               The “suitable

By:  John F. Fullerton III

On May 16, I co-hosted a small roundtable discussion here at the firm entitled “Employee Misclassification Issues in the Financial Services Industry:  Preventive Maintenance and Proactive Strategies.”  The topics included proper application of the administrative exemption from federal and state overtime laws; the nettlesome employee v. independent contractor question; and

By Michael Kun

As wage-and-hour litigation is more prevalent than ever, we believe that employers everywhere need easy access to federal and state wage-and-hour laws. With that in mind, we are pleased to announce that EBG’s free Wage-and-Hour app is now available in the Apple iTunes Store for downloading. The app puts federal wage-and-hour laws at your

By Michael Kun

Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division and the California Secretary of Labor announced that they were teaming up to crack down on employers who classify workers as independent contractors. 

The announcement that the two groups would work together on such an initiative should not come as