Tag Archives: Fair Labor Standards Act

A Whole New Game: College Athletes Are Employees

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has decided that Northwestern University athletes are employees of the University and, as such, are allowed to form a union. The athletes claim they just want a seat at the table to discuss issues. … Continue reading

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Where Does the Workday End?

The time for which an employee must be compensated isn’t simply the time they spend working. Among other requirements, the Fair Labor and Standards Act (FLSA) demands that employees are paid for all time during which they are required to … Continue reading

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“Queen of the Universe” Unable to Keep Her Poker Face

The lawsuit brought against Lady Gaga by her former personal assistant (“PA”) illustrates some of the wage and hour law challenges that employers face. Lady Gaga hired a friend to be her personal assistant (“PA”) at an annual salary of … Continue reading

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Keeping Unpaid Internships Legal

The season is upon us when college students and recent graduates seek out unpaid internships, looking for a way to gain “real world” experience, and a possible foot in the door, in an otherwise suffering labor market. While the prospect … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage Hour Division to Host Web Chat on Regulatory Agenda

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage Hour Division (“WHD”) announced today that it will be hosting a Web chat on its regulatory agenda from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. on January 6, 2011. The WHD’s regulatory agenda is comprised of regulations … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Labor Seeks Public Comments on Work Breaks for Expressing Breast Milk

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (“DOL”) announced yesterday that it is requesting the public to weigh in on the recent amendment to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) concerning reasonable break periods for expressing breast … Continue reading

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The Fair Labor Standards Act is Amended to Require Reasonable Break Times for Breastfeeding Moms

Massive amounts of media attention have been paid to health care reform and the key points contained within the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; however, various provisions within that nearly one thousand page document have stayed under the radar … Continue reading

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