The American Law Journal examines “Wage, Hour & Overtime: What’s ‘Fair Pay’ Today?.” Joining host Christopher Naughton are corporate defense counsel Jason Reisman of Blank Rome, plaintiff’s attorney Gerald Williams of Williams Cuker Berezofsky and Joey Price CEO of the human resources firm Jumpstart:HR.
Shannon Liss-Riordan of Lichten & Liss-Riordan, who has successfully taken on Starbuck’s, FedEx and others, and is now leading the class action lawsuit against Uber, joins the discussion from Boston. In the feature report The Legal’s senior staff writer Gina Passarella (pictured below) interviews Marc Goldich of Sheller PC and Shannon Farmer of the Ballard Spahr.
From doubling the salary range for overtime eligibility, to class action lawsuits over employers skimming server tips, to misclassification of independent contractors, the program examines where- and why- wage and hour litigation is skyrocketing.
“It’s the hottest area of litigation at the federal level- by far,” says Farmer. But Goldich points out that “if new (FLSA) proposals go through, there will be a lot less litigation because anyone paid less than $50,000 will not be exempt from overtime.”
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