The Fifth Circuit’s decision in Novick v. Shipcom emphasizes the importance of paying overtime when it is due, and provides a useful lesson on the importance of liquidated damages in FLSA cases.
The Department of Labor has (finally) released its updated proposed increase to the minimum FLSA salary basis for overtime exemptions. Click to learn more.
Carley v. Crest Pumping, a recent decision from the Fifth Circuit, addresses the Motor Carrier Exemption and the meaning of Gross Vehicle Weight Rating. Click to learn more.
The agricultural exemption to the FLSA exempts most farm workers from overtime pay. Click to learn about the types of work that qualify for this exemption.
The fisherman exemption to the FLSA exempts many Louisiana workers in the seafood industry from minimum wage or overtime. Click to learn more.
The motor carrier exemption to the FLSA exempts some — but not all — truck drivers, loaders, and mechanics from overtime pay. Click to learn more.
The seaman exemption to the FLSA is critical to Louisiana’s maritime industry. But not all offshore workers qualify for the exemption. Click to learn more.
Many people are aware of the white collar exemptions to the FLSA. However, there are also several exemptions for manual workers such as fisherman, seamen, and truck drivers. Click to learn more.
The FLSA provides an overtime exemption for commissioned retail salespeople – but only if certain strict conditions are met. Click to learn more.
Learned professionals and creative professionals are exempt from overtime pay. However, there are specific requirements before an employee qualifies for these exemptions. Click to learn more.