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Revisiting the Fluctuating Workweek Method: CT Supreme Court Says No for Retail Employees

Posted in Highlight, Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Wage & Hour

It never seems to fail; I go on vacation and the Connecticut Supreme Court issues one of the few employment law decisions it issues every year during that week. Fortunately for all of us, it concerns the fluctuating work week method of overtime computation which most employers in the state consciously either avoid or try… Continue Reading

Odds & Ends of Employment Law Articles

Posted in Social Media

For those who enjoy reading about employment law (and, as readers of this blog, I’m sure that many of you qualify), there are a bunch of new articles on the subject.  While they may not break new ground, they offer some additional perspective on subjects that I’ve talked about quite a bit here. Among them:… Continue Reading

Court Bars Use of Fluctuating Work Week to Calculate Award in Overtime Case

Posted in Class Actions, Highlight, Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Litigation, Wage & Hour

In prior posts, I’ve talked about the fluctuating work week and how it can be a useful tool for employers in limited circumstances.  Yesterday, a federal court in Connecticut had a very interesting ruling that addressed whether an employer — when faced with a suit for overtime by a group of convenience store employees (“clerks”,… Continue Reading

Court Upholds Use of Fluctuating Work Week Method in Connecticut

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Litigation, Wage & Hour

My colleague, Mick Lavelle, has this post on a topic that few know about and even fewer understand: The Fluctuating Work Week.  For more background on the subject, I’ve talked about it in earlier posts here and here.  Interpretation of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act is aided by hundreds of pages of regulations and U.S…. Continue Reading

U.S. Department of Labor Proposes New Wage/Hour Regulations

Posted in Laws and Regulations, Wage & Hour

Buried deep, deep, deep in Monday’s Federal Register was a quiet announcement that the U.S. Department of Labor was proposing some new wage/hour regulations interpreting the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (download here).  In the "summary" section, the DOL states that the new regulations are needed because the regulations, in some cases, are out… Continue Reading