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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 increases efforts to combat exploitation of employees with disabilities

The United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) recently issued new guidance regarding the enforcement of the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) in relation to the Rehabilitation Act. Section 14(c) of the FLSA allows employers to pay les… 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On July 30, 2021, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) rescinded a rule adopted under the prior Federal administration that limited when more than one company is responsible for wage theft, employee misclassification, or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

Minnesota Supreme Court bolsters contract claims for employees

Following several important decisions reinforcing and even expanding employee rights, the Minnesota Supreme Court recently ruled for employees in another nationally significant case. The decision in Hall v. City of Plainview has extended the legal do… Read More

Ongoing congressional obstruction makes federal agency action and state leadership essential

Congress, particularly the Senate, has continued to distinguish itself through its ongoing failure to address the escalating needs of working people. Consequently, the incoming Biden Administration needs to act swiftly and boldly to counteract the si… Read More

DOL’s political leadership continues to impede enforcement and undermine agency credibility

The head of the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”), who is the son of former United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, has pushed the agency in a decidedly different direction since being appointed Secretary of Labor. Under Secre… Read More

Politicized Supreme Court, by a slim majority, again sides with corporations

By a 5-4 margin, the United States Supreme Court opted to deviate from over 70 years of clearly established legal precedent to make it more difficult to hold employers accountable for wage theft. In that case, Encino Motocars, LLC v. Navarro, the 5-p… Read More