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Appellate Court Rejects Applicant’s Attempt To Extend FLSA’s Anti-Retaliation Protections To Prospective Employer

29 U.S.C. 215(a)(3) prohibits employer retaliation against an employee for complaints alleging FLSA violations (though the contours of what constitutes a protected complaint are still uncertain).  An unanswered question has been whether the FLSA’s anti-retaliation protections prohibit a prospective employer from considering an applicant’s FLSA activity arising out of previous employment?  Recently, the Court of… Continue Reading

Eleventh Circuit Clarifies Scope of FLSA Enterprise Coverage

As FLSA and other wage lawsuits continue to be prevalent, one threshold issue that often arises with small and/or local businesses, as well as non-profit entities, is whether the employer is an enterprise covered by the FLSA. This issue is relevant because in order for the FLSA to be applicable, either the individual employee must be… Continue Reading