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Tag Archives: Fair Labor Standards Act

How to avoid missteps with unpaid help

Can’t afford to pay a summer associate? They typically earn $12 to $17 an hour, depending on the sophistication of the practice and whether they must pay for parking, according to Nancy Lochner, director of career services at Hamline University Law School in St. Paul, Minn.

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Working from home: Firms should set guidelines if they offer the privilege

The wired world presents more options than ever for flexible work arrangements. Thanks to the march of mobile technology, attorneys and staff are able to take their offices on the go, working not just from the cubicle, but from the coffee shop, the beach or their own living rooms. But while technology redefines what’s meant by going to work, it can also create potential problems. Some important guidelines can help firm leaders decide when to allow people to work from home and when it’s better to go the traditional route.

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US high court ponders if pharmaceutical reps can get overtime

The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court this week tackled the question of whether pharmaceutical representatives who educate, entertain and pitch their products to doctors are salespeople, a decision that will determine whether they are entitled to overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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FLSA retaliation ruling could impact other cases

Boston MA - The U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling that oral complaints about workplace conditions made to a company supervisor are covered by the anti-retaliation provision of the Fair Labor Standards Act has employment lawyers taking notice.

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Labor law covers oral complaints

Employees in Wisconsin no longer need to file a written complaint to come within the anti-retaliation provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. The U.S. Supreme Court held March 22 that an oral complaint suffices, provided it is "sufficiently clear and detailed for a reasonable employer to understand it, in light of both content and context, ... Subscribe Login Digital ...

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Court says complaints don’t have to be written

PORTAGE, Wis. (AP) — The Supreme Court says employees don't have to write down complaints about illegal workplace conditions to receive retaliation protection from their employers. The high court made the ruling Tuesday. Kevin Kasten had complained to Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics that time clocks at the Portage plant were in the wrong place. The company fired ... Subscribe Login Digital ...

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Court takes up verbal complaints question

Washington - The Fair Labor Standards Act protects workers who complain about workplace conditions from facing retaliation from their supervisors. But do those protections apply when the employee protests verbally, as opposed to filing a written complaint?

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