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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 3rd 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.

The wise response to reports about the continued onslaught of wage-hour claims is to review your compliance status immediately.

The "Payroll Fraud Prevention Act of 2013" would amend the FLSA to impose new prohibitions, requirements, and penalties relating to categorizing a worker as being either an employee or a non-employee, but some changes would be of even-broader impact.

The U.S. Labor Department continues its enforcement initiative targeting hotels and motels.

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