About: Sammy Sugiura Jr.

As a former Assistant Public Defender, Associate Sammy Sugiura Jr. brings extensive courtroom experience in criminal and civil matters to his litigation practice at Burns White. His specialties include: Litigation, Financial Institution Litigation and Employment Law.

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‘Tis the Season for internship programs — are they harming or helping your business?

During the summer, organizations across the country rely on interns to perform work that they would ordinarily pay an employee to perform. In years past, this practice was widely accepted as employers would argue that the interns were receiving invaluable training in exchange for their free labor, while the interns...
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Third Circuit addresses whether meal period restrictions are violations under the FLSA in Babcock vs. Butler County

Are employers required to pay their employees if they’re not working during a meal period? Possibly, and here’s what you need to know in light of the Third Circuit’s recent decision in Babcock vs. Butler County. In Babcock, the corrections officers at the Butler County Prison filed a class-action lawsuit...
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Compensable activities under FLSA still unclear after unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Integrity Staffing Solutions v. Busk

Federal law requires an employer to pay an employee for any activity that is integral and indispensable to the job they were hired to do. But what is an integral and indispensable activity? A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that has been making headlines— Integrity Staffing Solutions v. Busk— tries...
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