Category Archives: Wage and Hour Disputes

Class action lawsuits targeting health care facilities for missed meal breaks are on the rise

While some recent federal court decisions have made it more difficult for the plaintiffs’ bar to pursue many types of class action cases, health care facilities have not necessarily been a beneficiary of this general trend. One area where there has been a rise in class action lawsuits is wage...
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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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West Virginia Wage Payment Collection Act: Class actions can apply to out-of-state employers

As discussed in a prior post, the West Virginia Wage Payment Collection Act (WPCA), W.Va. Code§ 21-5-1 et. seq, governs the manner and method in which West Virginia employers provide “wages” to their employees. Violation of the statute can be costly for employers as the statue permits a claimant to recover three...
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West Virginia’s Wage Payment Collection Act: Employers’ failure to pay final wages can be costly

The West Virginia Wage Payment and Collection Act (WPCA), W.Va. Code§ 21-5-1 et. seq, governs the manner and method in which West Virginia employers provide “wages” to their employees. WPCA applies to all “employers” who employ at least six employees during the calendar year. An “employer” includes “any person, firm...
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