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U.S. Supreme Court Holds FLSA Exemption Should Not Be “Narrowly Construed”

Published on April 6, 2018

On Monday, the United States Supreme Court issued an opinion analyzing the scope of an exemption under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) for salesmen primarily engaged in selling or servicing automobiles. The Court’s opinion, however, will most likely have implications for other exemptions under the FLSA beyond just this one exemption.

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Mandatory Security Checks Not Compensable Time Under FLSA

Published on January 14, 2015

On December 9, 2014, the United States Supreme Court released a decision holding that employees working in Amazon.com’s warehouses were not entitled to compensation under the FLSA for time spent going through mandatory security checks at the end of their shifts.  The Court found that the security checks and the time the employees had to wait to complete the screening (approximately 25 minutes per shift) was a postliminary activity of their employment, and therefore not compensable time under ...

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Supreme Court Will Consider Whether EEOC’s Mandate To Conciliate Is Really Mandatory

Published on July 16, 2014

On June 30, 2014, the Supreme Court granted cert in Mach Mining LLC v. EEOC, and will consider a dispute over the EEOC’s duty to conciliate charges of job discrimination before filing lawsuits against employers.  The Court will hear an appeal from Mach Mining, an Illinois mining company, that was sued by the EEOC for allegedly failing to hire qualified female job applicants.  The government alleges that Mach Mining has never hired any female miners since it began operations in 2006 despite g...

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