Fair Labor Standards Act

            The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) was enacted in 1938 to protect workers from substandard wages and oppressive working hours.  It has two principal features.  It requires employers to pay employees a federal minimum wage[1] and to pay overtime of one and a half times the employees’ regular rate of pay for hours worked

Businesses are continuing to grapple with the myriad challenges brought on by the novel coronavirus pandemic. Workforce reductions are an unfortunate but inevitable byproduct of this national crisis. Employers across the country are considering layoffs (ranging from marginal to mass), furloughs and reductions in employees’ hours and wages. However, employers must not make such decisions

Wage and hour lawsuits (e.g., those involving an employee’s claim that he or she was deprived of overtime pay) under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) pose unique challenges for employers. This is due in part to the fact that the FLSA entitles a prevailing plaintiff to the payment of his or her attorneys’ fees