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Is Comp Time Finally Coming to Private Employers?

Comp time has long been available to public sector employees, but never for private companies. That might be changing soon. On May 2, the House passed the Working Families Flexibility Act. This bill would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act

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Yelp Reviewers Are Not “Employees”

In a world where the lines between employees and volunteers/interns are becoming increasingly blurred, it is nice to see at least one court easily dispense with a wage and hour lawsuit.   On August 13, 2015, a federal judge in San Francisco

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If You Are Planning Layoffs – Here Are Five Things You Need to Know

Unfortunately, when the price of oil goes down, the employment numbers also move downward in Houston. Many clients in the oil and gas industry are either planning or considering downsizing measures, which means that it is a good time to

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Supreme Court to Hear Case Involving Payment for Waiting in Security Lines

One of the hot issues under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is whether employers should be required to pay employees for time spent waiting in security lines to access their job site. Employees argue that such time is required

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Working During Lunch

A common wage and hour claim brought against employers is the “working during lunch” claim.   In other words, an employee might claim that he or she had to perform some work during a lunch period, typically because of an emergency or

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