Co-authored by Meredith Bailey and Alex Passantino

Early this morning, President Obama signed legislation ending the sixteen-day federal government shutdown and returning hundreds of thousands of federal employees back to work.  The end of the shutdown also prompts the welcome return of many private sector employees by employers ready to resume operations.  Employers are reminded that special considerations may accompany
Continue Reading Back to “Basis”: Beware the FLSA’s “Salary Basis” Requirement For Returning Exempt Employees

Eight Circuit Seal.jpgCo-authored by Alex Passantino and Louisa Johnson

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed a district court’s decision that an employer does not violate the FLSA by strategically defining when its “workweek” begins and ends in the manner that restricts to the largest extent possible the overtime hours its employees will incur.  Abshire v. Redland Energy Services, LLC.

Continue Reading Working for the Weekend . . . Whenever That May Be: Permanent Change to the FLSA Workweek Permissible to Limit Overtime Obligations