Court OK’s HR Director’s Retaliation Claim

The anti-retaliation provisions of many employment-related statutes protect employees who make claims or otherwise object to illegal practices at work. However, in many jurisdictions, managers and human resources personnel who are responsible for maintaining legal ...

Test for Unpaid Interns Getting More Relaxed

The test for determining whether to classify workers as unpaid interns or paid employees is continuing to broaden, largely in favor of employers, as we reported here in July.  In Schumann v. Collier Anesthesia, P.A., ...

Internships Part 2: The Return of Unpaid Status

Unpaid internships are back in the spotlight after a federal appeals court reversed a ruling classifying a movie company’s unpaid interns as employees entitled to compensation. The Second Circuit Court of Appeals decision in Glatt ...

DOL Proposes Overhaul to Overtime Rules

Today, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) proposed significant changes to the federal overtime regulations.  The Proposed Rules are in response to a March 2014 order from President Obama, which directed the DOL to overhaul ...

Intern Settlement Is a Blockbuster

As summer internships start up, a recent New York case reminds us of the steep price employers can pay for improperly classifying interns as unpaid workers in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). ...