FLSA litigation generally moves from industry-to-industry, and, in the most recent wave of litigation, one of the hardest hit industries has been the accounting profession, particularly the “big four” accounting firms, which have been subjected to large-scale challenges of their classification of junior accountants as exempt. Typically, these individuals hold accounting degrees and
California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed the new law regarding “willful” misclassification of independent contractors under the California Labor Code summarized previously. Further details regarding the enactment of this new law are available at the Jackson Lewis California Workplace Law Blog here.
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