Monthly Archives: February 2019

Can your employer avoid overtime payments by utilizing an adjustable pay scheme?

In U.S. Department of Labor v. Fire & Safety Investigastion Consulting Services, the Fourth Circuit addresses an overtime claim where the employer utilized a “blended” pay scheme  that changed depending on the total hours worked in a two week pay period. The FLSA requires that covered employers pay their employees “at a rate not less [...]

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Can False Rumors Serve as the Basis for Claims of Title VII Sexual Harassment?

In Parker v. Reema Consulting, the Fourth Circuit addresses a claim where a female subordinate alleges that she was subjected of repeated rumors of sleeping with her supervisor to secure a promotion.  Importantly, company managers participated in the spreading of the rumors. To state a claim under Title VII for a hostile work environment because [...]

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