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Employers should be encouraged to make voluntary back-wage payments with confidence that doing so will terminate their FLSA liability.

The U.S. Labor Department's final "Guidance" concerning President Obama's July 2014 "Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces" Executive Order suggests that the agency might be applying an improper standard in determining what is a "willful" violation of the FLSA.

The U.S. Labor Department's Wage and Hour Division is "reach[ing] out" to educate retail workers about their FLSA rights.

The Kentucky Court of Appeals has ruled that neither collective actions nor class actions are authorized under the Kentucky Wages and Hours Act.

A couple of remarks made by Solicitor of Labor M. Patricia Smith at a December continuing-legal-education conference were especially interesting.

President Obama's "immigration accountability" initiative might well result in increased claims by or on behalf of the affected individuals that they have not been paid in compliance with the FLSA.

Contrary to the implications in some reporting on the matter, the effective date of changes in the regulatory definitions of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's Section 13(a)(15) "companionship" exemption has not been postponed.

A Texas federal court has ordered the U.S. Labor Department to pay more than $560,000 in attorney's fees, paralegal fees, and travel expenses growing out of litigation under the FLSA.

The Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals is the latest to embrace broader and more employee-friendly federal principles in deciding who might be a successor to FLSA liability.

On almost a daily basis, we read articles about class action lawsuits and settlements against fast-food chains.

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