Category Archives: Overtime

FLSA Retaliation – Can A Plaintiff Obtain Punitive Damages?

Federal appellate courts that have considered the issue are split on whether a plaintiff can recover punitive damages in a FLSA retaliation claim. Compare Travis, 921 F.2d at 111–12 (punitive damages are available in an FLSA retaliation claim), with Snapp … Continue reading

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FLSA Retaliation – Can A Plaintiff Obtain Emotional Distress Damages?

The damages provision of the anti-retaliation section of the FLSA states in relevant part: Any employer who violates the provisions of section 215(a)(3) of this title shall be liable for such legal or equitable relief as may be appropriate to … Continue reading

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The FLSA And Protected Activity

Earlier today we released a video podcast on what constitutes protected activity under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). All of our videos can be found on our video podcast page. As our paper discusses, a sufficiently specific internal … Continue reading

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