• Third Circuit’s Groundbreaking “Fact-Specific Inquiry” Test: A Look at the Tyger v. Precision Drilling Corp Case
    calender 19 October 2023 category General
    The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) has long served as a bulwark of labor rights in the United States, safeguarding employees' entitlement to fair compensation for their toil. Nevertheless, determining what constitutes compensable work-related activities under the FLSA has been a perennial source of legal debate. A recent decision in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, Tyger v. Precision Drilling
  • 42% of Nurses Skip Meal Breaks, Per a Recent Survey
    calender 28 September 2023 category General
    In a recent survey conducted by Kronos Incorporated, titled "Employee Engagement in Nursing," the data reveals a complicated relationship between job satisfaction and fatigue among registered nurses (RNs) in the United States. While 93% of RNs express satisfaction with their career choice, an overwhelming 98% acknowledge the physical and mental demands of the job, indicating that career contentment coexists with
  • The Third Circuit Defines When Changing into Protective Gear is Compensable Under the FLSA
    calender 07 September 2023 category Overtime, General
    The Third Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that the time spent by oil rig workers changing into and out of protective gear is compensable under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The court held that the compensability of this time depends on a multi-factor test, and rejected a standard that pegs compensability on whether the clothing guards against dangers
  • Unmasking Deceptive Compensation Packages
    calender 23 August 2023 category Overtime
    The Illusion of a "Salary” Many employers in the field of project management have developed clever compensation packages to obscure the true nature of a scheduler's compensation, often presenting it as a "salary." However, under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), for a payment to qualify as a bona fide salary, it must bear a reasonable relationship to the total
  • Unpaid Overtime: Are Primavera P6 Schedulers Owed More Than They Think?
    calender 23 August 2023 category Overtime
    In today's fast-paced world of project management, Oracle Primavera P6 software has become a staple tool for schedulers, ensuring that projects run smoothly and efficiently. But behind the scenes, there's an issue that often goes unnoticed: the unpaid overtime wages owed to these dedicated professionals. This article will delve into the job duties of schedulers, why they deserve overtime pay,
  • calender 15 June 2023 category General
    The United States Supreme Court recently made a ruling that affects how some employees are paid. In the case of Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. v. Hewitt, the Court decided that paying employees based on a "day rate" does not meet the requirements of the salary basis test under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). This means that even highly
  • calender 25 January 2023 category Overtime
    Workers in the oil and gas industry are often misclassified as exempt employees and are not paid overtime. However, this is usually illegal. The law requires employers to pay their workers overtime when they work more than 40 hours a week. Many employers attempt to avoid this requirement by paying their employees a "day rate". This means that the employee