The Fair Labor Standards Act, Second Edition

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With its labyrinth of requirements, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) can be confusing and difficult. Now, this complex and rapidly expanding area of the law is presented in a single, balanced treatise that will become your reference of first resort as you advise clients, analyze fact patterns, and litigate cases under the FLSA. The Fair Labor Standards Act, Second Edition goes beyond descriptions of FLSA coverage and exemptions to help you determine why and how you should proceed on a particular course for your clients. The treatise contains discussion of collective action litigation brought under the FLSA by individual private plaintiffs; “hybrid” actions involving both state and federal law claims; and elements of enforcement actions and litigation brought by the Secretary of Labor.

It also offers:

  • Point-by-point evaluations of each FLSA exemption
  • Proven steps and strategies for dealing with enforcement, remedies, and litigation
  • Special considerations for determining compensable hours, minimum wages, and overtime pay
  • Discussions concerning Department of Labor (DOL) administration, state and local government coverage, child-labor issues, and recordkeeping
  • Meticulous citations and footnotes-with decisions broken out by circuit

The treatise also provides detailed analysis of a number of critical topics, including the 2004 revisions to the white-collar exemptions, the case law that has come down under the new regulations, and the 2008 SAFETEALU Technical Corrections Act. 

In addition to these developments, coverage includes a detailed description of joint employment and independent contractor status as well as an examination of the economic reality test and individual liability of corporate officers and owners. The chapter on compensable work time takes an in-depth look at preliminary and postliminary time, off-the-clock time, and travel time. Count on The Fair Labor Standards Act, Second Edition to provide practical insights on real-world questions about litigation, remedies, and more that will ensure you are fully informed about this critical law.

Supplement Information  

The 2014 Cumulative Supplement contains important updates including: 

  • Increasing judicial deference to the Secretary of Labor: its current shape, including discussion of new upcoming regulations (e.g., domestic companions)
  • Unpaid interns: the courts’ handling of the influx of wage claims by interns, students, and trainees
  • Growth in Section 7(i) overtime exemption cases: the developing case law involving exempt employees paid commissions by retail or service establishments


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2010/2 Volumes/2,230 pp. Hardcover/ABAWEB1860

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About the Editor-in-Chief  
Ellen C. Kearns is a managing partner at Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP, Boston, MA, where she represents management in labor and employment issues.

Federal Labor Standards Legislation Committee, ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law

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About the Editors-in-Chief
Dennis M. McClelland is a partner with Phelps Dunbar LLP, Tampa, FL, where he practices exclusively in the area of labor and employment law representing management, with an emphasis on wage and hour law litigation and consulting.

Aaron D. Kaufmann is a partner with Leonard Carder, LLP, Oakland, CA, where he represents employees in wage and hour class, collective, and individual actions and in other employment-related litigation.
Federal Labor Standards Legislation CommitteeABA Section of Labor and Employment Law