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New York Senator Schumer Introduces Bill to Cover Over-the-Road Bus Drivers Under Fair Labor Standards Act
Senator Charles Schumer (D-New York) introduced a bill amending the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to cover over-the-road bus drivers and requiring that they be paid overtime for hours worked in excess of 40 in a workweek. Currently, over-the-road bus drivers are exempt from the maximum hours...
Today, the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division released three new fact sheets addressing the topic of retaliation under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA). Each of these statutes...
Recently, a bill was introduced in the Senate (S.1747), which seeks to expand the scope of the Fair Labor Standards Acts' current exemption for computer employees. The bill, which is referred to as the "Computer Professional Update" Act ("CPU Act"), attempts to modernize the computer employee...
On November 15, 2011, a group of Brooklyn, New York residents filed a federal civil action against the Atlantic Yard Development Company LLC, Forest City Ratner Companies LLC, Brooklyn United for Innovative Local Development and others, alleging that they should have been paid for work they...
Two interns filed a lawsuit in federal court in New York City alleging that Fox Searchlight Pictures, the producer of "Black Swan," misclassified them as unpaid interns despite that they engaged in work, typically performed by paid employees. Among other things, the interns alleged that they...