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Supreme Court Rules Auto Service Advisors Are Overtime-Exempt

On April 2, 2018 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Michael J. Wietrzychowski On April 2, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in Encino Motorcars v. Navarro, holding that service advisors employed at auto dealerships are exempt from overtime pay requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The case involved a Mercedes-Benz dealership in California and […]

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Tip-Pooling Expansion on the Horizon

On December 5, 2017 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Samantha Banks The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has proposed to roll back regulations enacted in 2011 that limited tip-pooling arrangements under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The proposed rule was published December 5 in the Federal Register. The 2011 regulations restricted employers’ tip pool distributions when employers paid […]

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3rd Circuit Rules Employers Must Pay for Short Breaks

On November 7, 2017 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Michael J. Wietrzychowski A recent case in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals serves as an important reminder that employers must pay workers for short breaks.  The opinion by Judge McKee in Secretary United States Department of Labor v. American Future Systems, Inc. d/b/a Progressive Business Publications was issued […]

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Uber Driver Compensation Claims Survive Summary Judgment in EDPA

On October 3, 2017 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Samantha Banks On September 13, U.S. District Judge Michael Baylson of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania denied Uber’s motion for partial summary judgment in Razak v. Uber Technologies. It is the first time a district court in the Third Circuit is addressing the issue of compensation for Uber drivers. […]

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