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Supreme Court confirms that employers must pay the overtime rate to highly compensated “executives”

The Supreme Court recently ruled that the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) requires employers to pay the overtime rate to highly compensated employees when those employees work more than 40 hours in a given week – no matter how high the day-ra… Read More

Recent investigation reveals rampant wage theft across the country

As large corporations and their executives have raked in large sums of money, employees around the nation continue to experience wage theft. Wage theft can be either a civil violation or a crime, depending on the circumstances and the jurisdiction. W… Read More

DOL increasing enforcement in key areas of the economy

The United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) has publicly committed to ensuring that employers respect the rights of key employees on the frontline of the ongoing pandemic. In particular, the DOL’s Wage and Hour Division now prioritizes the en… Read More

DOL moves employment law in right direction

On July 30, 2021, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) rescinded a rule adopted under the prior Federal administration that limited when more than one company is responsible for wage theft, employee misclassification, or other violations… Read More

Economic analysis shows better enforcement needed to protect employee rights

The reports of widespread wage theft, employee misclassification, and employer retaliation have continued, if not increased, in recent years. Consequently, the results of a new study are both unsurprising and deeply troubling for those who seek workp… Read More

A United States Supreme Court victory for employees?

Contrary to the trend, the United States Supreme Court recently ruled that the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”), 9 U.S.C. §§ 1, et seq., does not make mandatory arbitration agreements in the trucking industry enforceable. In that case, New Prime… Read More

Mid-term election results mean the potential for more workplace rights and protections

In Minnesota and across the nation, progressive and other pro-employee candidates won many of the elections at the Local, State, and even Federal levels. That outcome could mean more workplace fairness – whether through agency enforcement actions,… Read More

Supreme Court and Congress act in the same week to undercut the rule of law

In Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, the United States Supreme Court recently declared that employees can be forced to give up their rights to participate in class actions or collective actions when they face wage theft, retaliation, discrimination, haras… Read More

Minnesota Supreme Court delivers another victory for employees

In Burt v. Rackner, Inc., the Minnesota Supreme Court affirmed the Minnesota Court of Appeals and ruled that employers cannot fire employees who refuse to share the tips they earned. The employer told the plaintiff, who was a bartender, that he must… Read More