A recent settlement emphasizes that employers must be sure they are prepared to respond appropriately to a nursing mother's request for breaks to express breastmilk.
The U.S. Labor Department reports that a temporary-staffing employee has received $1,152 in back-wages and unspecified "other damages" for what it contended was a violation of the FLSA's Section 7(r).
A federal court has ruled that an employee could not enforce the FLSA's Section 7(r) in a lawsuit.
A recent decision emphasizes the wisdom of taking a careful approach in evaluating and responding to an employee's wage complaints.
The Court ruled today that oral complaints can be protected activity under the FLSA's anti-retaliation provision.
Tough talk and other recent developments could reveal an increasingly adversarial, "gotcha" approach to FLSA enforcement by the U.S. Wage and Hour Division.
The federal Fair Labor Standards Act now requires covered employers to grant breaktime to a worker for the purpose of expressing breastmilk for a nursing child.