A 1930s Labor Law with 21st-Century Consequences

One might think that the long-established Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which governs minimum wages and overtime, would be easily understood by employers today. After all, it turned 80 years old in 2018.
However, an uptick over the past few years in FLSA wage and hour lawsuits continues to prove that employers aren't paying the necessary attention to the FLSA to remain compliant. [More]

Supreme Court Clarifies Age Discrimination Law for Public Employers

On November 6, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) applies to all government employers, regardless of the number of people they employ. In issuing its decision (Mt. Lemmon Fire District v. Guido), the court eliminated this longstanding area of confusion for smaller public employers. [More]

Walter | Haverfield Attorneys Admitted to New York Federal Court

Mark Fusco and Rina Russo, both Walter | Haverfield attorneys, were recently granted permanent admission to the Federal District Court for the Northern District of New York. The admission comes after a firm client requested that Walter | Haverfield defend a complex employment matter. The client has significant presence in New York, and the matter involves alleged violations of federal employment law. [More]