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Federal Court In New York Decertifies FLSA Collective Action Of 1,000 Hospital Workers Challenging Auto-Deduct Policy

Over the past several years, medical providers in particular have been beset by wage and hour claims arising out of so-called “auto-deduct” policies.  A recent case, arising out of the Eastern District of New York, a jurisdiction that has generally been friendly to plaintiffs in this arena, suggests that such claims may ultimately fail. In … Continue Reading

Fourth Circuit Affirms Judgment that Donning and Doffing Activities Are Compensable “Work” Under the FLSA

Fashion icon Mark Twain once said, “Clothes make the man.  Naked people have little or no influence on society.”  And, indeed, employers agree, as many of them require their employees to don attire befitting their industrial pursuits.  Mountaire, a company engaged in the slaughter, processing and distribution of chicken and chicken parts, is no exception.  … Continue Reading