Fifth Circuit Issues Major FLSA Ruling: Daily-Rate Employees May Be Entitled To Overtime Pay

Fifth Circuit Issues Major FLSA Ruling: Daily-Rate Employees May Be Entitled To Overtime Pay

In a recent en banc decision the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals effectively demolished the legal basis underpinning a long-standing oil and gas industry custom in compensating oil rig workers. In Hewitt v. Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc., the Fifth Circuit held that an otherwise highly compensated rig worker who was paid on a daily-rate basis was not exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (“FLSA”) overtime provisions and therefore must be paid overtime for any time worked more than 40 hours per week.

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Work in the Time of Corona

Work in the Time of Corona

Employers all over the country have been struggling for months now to salvage some semblance of operations during the coronavirus outbreak. As employers have dipped their toes into in-person operations, the question we have been receiving…

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Arcadi Jackson Promotes John M. Farrell to Partner

Arcadi Jackson Promotes John M. Farrell to Partner

Dallas-based law firm, Arcadi Jackson, LLP has promoted John M. Farrell to partner. Farrell is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law with more than a decade of legal experience at two globally recognized law firms. DALLAS, Texas,...

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