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PORTAL TO PORTAL ACT: DETERMINING HOURS WORKED

April 23, 2019 | (1:00 pm - 2:30 pm)
USA (United States of America)
Employees and their counsel continue to pursue class action claims for off-the-clock work and unpaid overtime wages at a fever pitch. Thousands of wage and hour class actions asserting violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act or parallel state laws are filed each year and the costs of defending these matters and the damages claimed and paid, whether through trial or settlement, are staggering. Now, the U.S. Department of Labor is issuing interpretations that are apparently aimed at helping plaintiffs in these matters. One area upon which plaintiffs have focused is when employers must pay employees at the beginning and end of the work day.