learned professional exemption

Co-authored by Kat Jugo and Kevin Young

The lawyers in our readership are quite familiar with the fact that, as a general matter, practicing attorneys are not entitled to overtime pay under the FLSA. But does that exempt status change when an attorney is retained only to review and flag documents? No it does not, per a decision issued last
Continue Reading Nothing New for Doc Review: Federal Court Rules That Doc Review Attorney, Like Other Practicing Lawyers, is Exempt

Authored by Alex Passantino

Over the past several weeks, we have received an increasing number of questions about the status of the Department of Labor’s revisions to the “white collar” overtime exemptions.  As regular readers know, last March, the President directed the Secretary of Labor to begin the regulatory process on those regulations.  At that time, the President directed the
Continue Reading Whatever Happened to those Overtime Rules?

Authored by Alex Passantino

It’s the week before Christmas, and we’ve accepted our mission,
The annual wage hour “sum-up” composition.
And to start it all off, we’ve got something nice,
‘Cause the Supreme Court addressed wage and hour stuff twice.

The year started out with the first one of those;
As Justice Scalia answered “What counts as clothes?”
Continue Reading Integral Clothes and Mistletoes: 2014 Year in Review

Co-authored by Peter Urias and Justin Curley

On February 15, 2011, the Ninth Circuit held oral argument in Campbell v. PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, a significant class action that concerns the exempt status of unlicensed accounting professionals under California law.  The case has potentially far-reaching consequences, as the Ninth Circuit’s decision may implicate the exempt status of unlicensed individuals in other professional

Continue Reading Ninth Circuit Hints That Unlicensed Accountants May Be Exempt As Learned Professionals