In today’s Employment Law 360 (subscription required), Jackson Lewis partner and leader of the Firm’s Wage and Hour Practice Group offered his thoughts on a variety of wage and hour-related topics, including what he sees as the next wave of wage and hour cases:

These days, the plaintiffs’ bar is very focused on uncompensated increments of time, particularly at the start and end of the workday. Tip credit cases are big following [Fast v. Applebee’s].

Independent contractor misclassification will continue to be a point of emphasis for DOL as well as the private bar. Most employers are out of compliance, and the best plaintiffs’ lawyers are always on the look-out for violations affecting a sizeable number of workers that can make a class or collective action viable.