Fair Labor Standards Act

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Congress enacted the FLSA in response to inequitable depression-era working conditions. See 29 U.S.C. § 202(a). The FLSA instituted a mandatory overtime pay provision, which requires that employers compensate...

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Oral argument: April 16, 2012

Appealed from: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (Feb. 14, 2011)

The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (“FLSA”) requires employers to pay employees one-and-a-half times their normal wages...

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In 2012, a group of five individuals employed as service advisors (collectively “Navarro”) at Encino Motorcars (“Encino”) filed suit against Encino for violating the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) by, among other things, failing to pay them overtime...

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Congress enacted the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) in 1938, seeking to remedy perceived shortcomings in the national labor market and to provide a minimum standard of acceptable working conditions for all employees. See Brief...

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Congress enacted the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) in 1938, seeking to remedy perceived shortcomings in the national labor market and to provide a minimum standard of acceptable working conditions for all employees. See Brief for Petitioner, Encino...

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Between April and December 2007, Laura Symczyk worked as a Registered Nurse at a healthcare facility in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. See Symczyk v. Genesis HealthCare Corp., 656 F.3d 189, 190 (3d Cir. 2011). In December...

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Does a purported collective action become moot, and thus beyond the judicial power of Article III, when the lone plaintiff in the case receives a complete offer of judgment from the...

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Appealed from: United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit (IBP), United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit ) (Tum)

Oral argument: October 3, 2005

EMPLOYMENT LAW, WORKERS' RIGHTS, MEAT-...
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Tum v. Barber Foods, Inc. , 360 F.3d 274 (1st Cir. 2004)

Tum, representing current and former employees at Barber Foods' poultry processing plant in Portland, Maine, sued to recover unpaid wages for time spent waiting at and...

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Petitioner Kevin Kasten worked for Respondent Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics ("Saint-Gobain"), a company that manufactures high performance plastic materials, from October 2003 through December 2006. See ...

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Oral argument: Oct. 13, 2010

Appealed from: United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (Oct. 15, 2009)

LABOR, FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT, ANTI-RETALIATION

Petitioner Kevin...

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Originally, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) mandated a minimum wage and overtime benefits to those workers whose employer was engaged in commerce or produced goods for commerce and whose gross sales met or exceeded $250,000. 29 U.S.C...

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OverviewMinimum wage laws establish a base level of pay that employers are required to pay certain covered employees. The current federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour. In addition to a federal minimum wage, some states also have their own minimum wages...
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Facts

The steelworkers involved in this collective action lawsuit are approximately 800 current or former employees of United States Steel Corporation (“U.S. Steel”), primarily from the company’s Gary, Indianaplant. See Brief for Petitioner,...

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Petitioner Tyson Foods, Inc. (“Tyson”) operates and manages meat-processing facilities across the country, including a facility in Storm Lake, Iowa. See Bouaphakeo, et al. v. Tyson Foods, Inc., 765 F.3d 791, 794 (8th Cir....

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Petitioner Tyson Foods, Inc. (“Tyson”) operates and manages meat-processing facilities across the country, including a facility in Storm Lake, Iowa. See Bouaphakeo, et al. v. Tyson Foods, Inc., 765 F.3d 791, 794 (8th Cir. 2015). Tyson employs...