The Fair Labor Standards Act

ISBN 13: 9781570188602

The Fair Labor Standards Act

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With its labyrinth of requirements, the Fair Labor Standards Act can be confusing and difficult. Now, this complex and rapidly expanding area of the law is presented in a single, balanced treatise that will become your reference of first resort as you advise clients, analyze fact patterns, and litigate cases under the FLSA. The Fair Labor Standards Act, Second Edition contains expanded discussion of: Elements of enforcement actions and litigation brought by the Secretary of Labor Collective action litigation brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act by individual private plaintiffs "Hybrid" actions involving both state and federal law claims The Second Edition also provides detailed analysis of a number of critical topics, including the 2004 white-collar exemptions, the background of each of the exemptions, and the case law that has come down under the new regulations. The coverage of government employment, for its part, has been augmented to include discussions of the new regulations with respect to the white-collar exemptions. The new edition considers the 2008 SAFETEA-LU Technical Corrections Act as well, which essentially eliminated the motor carrier exemption for any vehicle weighing under 10,000 pounds. In addition to these developments, the FLSA coverage now includes a detailed description of not only the joint employment issue, but also independent contractor status, as well as an examination of the economic reality test and individual liability of corporate officers and owners. An in-depth look at preliminary and postliminary time, off-the-clock time, and travel time has also been added to the chapter on compensable work time. The Fair Labor Standards Act, Second Edition goes beyond descriptions of FLSA coverage and exemptions to help you determine why and how you should proceed on a particular course for your clients. You get: Point-by-point evaluations of each FLSA exemption Proven steps and strategies for dealing with enforcement, remedies, and litigation Special considerations for determining compensable hours, minimum wages, and overtime pay Discussions concerning Department of Labor (DOL) administration, state and local government coverage, child-labor issues, and recordkeeping Meticulous citations and footnotes with decisions broken out by circuit Count on The Fair Labor Standards Act, Second Edition to provide the practical insights on real-world questions about litigation, remedies, and more that will ensure you are fully informed on this critical piece of law.

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