Post Epic, FLSA doesn't block individual arbitration of collective actions according to a federal appeals court.
Legislation pending in the House and the Senate would radically transform federal wage-hour requirements and enforcement.
After more than a year, USDOL has finally disclosed at least some information concerning its "policy" of sometimes insisting that an employer pay liquidated damages as a condition of resolving alleged FLSA violations at the investigative stage.
The U.S. Department of Labor's internal "policy" regarding FLSA liquidated damages remains unclear and undisclosed.
The scope of potential punishments in federal Fair Labor Standards Act lawsuits brought by the U.S. Labor Department apparently is being limited only by the imaginations of its lawyers.