Two for Tuesday + One

I am pointing out to you two blog posts by a prolific writer and attorney. I follow her (among others) for updates from a legal angle. Robin Shea, with Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP, publishes the firm’s daily blog Employment and Labor Insider. She has been publishing what she calls Trumpdates. It is a …

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Violating the FLSA may send you to jail

In case you haven’t heard the USDOL is getting tougher and tougher. Ask any attorney. The ones that defend companies will tell you how tough it is getting and the ones that sue you will just get a big grin. In Fair Labor Standards Act cases there is generally no intent that has to be …

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A VERY EXPENSIVE Lesson in NOT Following the Rules

A settlement between Butterball and the US Department of Labor is costing the company over $7.5 million and causing all sorts of disruptions and rules changes to rectify mistakes made by not compensating for time spent “donning” and “doffing” equipment. This is a very expensive lesson in not following the rules. What follows is the …

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Update on Hilda Solis

A report in the Los Angeles Times indicates that the reason Solis’ nomination is being held up is her membership in American Rights at Work, a tax-exempt group dedicated to helping workers unionize. Her membership in this group, and her continued work on behalf of the EFCA, may violate House ethics rules on lobbying or …

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