Q&A

From New Mexico Question: Where in the FLSA does it say that work hours can’t be adjusted to avoid the payment of overtime? Answer: The FLSA’s rules are pretty specific. Under the FLSA, an employer cannot adjust the start of the employee’s FLSA work week or work period for the purposes of avoiding overtime. However, the employer is free to adjust work hours within a work week or work…

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Chicago Police Win The BlackBerry Battle, Lose The War

A group of 51 Chicago police officers, sergeants and lieutenants sued the City under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), claiming they were improperly denied compensation for the off-duty time they spent with their department-issued BlackBerry devices. After years of pre-trial skirmishing, a five-day non-jury trial was held in August 2015.

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