COVID-19 has cash strapped some employers. But best practices during the pandemic do not have to cost much to protect employers from employment discrimination claims. COVID-19 caught everyone off guard. Smart businesses recognize how potentially deadly the virus is. Here is how they respond. Be sincere and honest. You expect employees to be loyal to… Read More

The Second Circuit admits that many settlement terms for overtime claims are less than $20,000 even after recent mandates that federal judges conduct fairness reviews to compare the amount of attorneys’ fees being paid versus the amount paid to clients or employees, federal judges’ powers limited to: 1) accept settlement terms as written, 2) reject… Read More

Good pleading takes time. A domestic worker, “live-in nanny” and full-time student alleges not being paid 1 1/2 times her normal wage rate for regularly working 44 hours per week, being denied 1 rest day every 7 days, not being paid for 3 rest days each year, while subjected to sexually explicit comments about her… Read More

Under the FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act) a registered nurse consultant who works from home, rarely interacts with supervisors, applies her employer’s clinical guidelines while analyzing medical services to determine medical necessity, lacks final decision authority given by her employer / insurer to medical directors for coverage denials, is still not owed overtime pay under… Read More